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The beaches of the U.S. Virgin Islands are always mentioned among the best beaches in the Caribbean. And no matter which of our hotels or resorts you select, you'll never be far from all of the fun at the beach!

On St. Thomas, there are more than 40 beaches to choose from! Magens Bay is consistently recognized as one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. You'll also want to explore many of our other dazzling beaches including Lindberg Bay, Brewers Bay, Coki Beach, and Sapphire Beach.

Over on St. John, Trunk Bay is a must-see for anyone, but can be crowded. If you want a more private beach day, you will want to check out beaches like Cinnamon Bay, Great Maho Bay, Hawksnest Bay Beach or Salt Pond. But don't limit yourself to these beaches. Remember that most of St. John lies within the Virgin Islands National Park, so you can explore countless pristine beaches.

St. Croix has one of the longest beaches in the Caribbean at Sandy Beach, which is also a nesting area for sea turtles, so it’s only open on weekends and closed during hatching season for the Leatherback Turtles. But don't worry, there are over 30 other beaches on St. Croix to enjoy all year long! Sprat Hall Beach, Cramer's Park Beach and Issac's Bay are local favorites. And don't miss beaches on Buck Island - the world's only underwater National Monument!

The USVI Hotel and Tourism Association along with the VI Conservation Society are also pleased to announce our participation with Blue Flag, an exclusive eco-label promoting sustainable tourism and awarded to beaches and marinas worldwide who meet established criteria including environmental education and information, water quality, environmental management, and safety and services. It started with 10 participating countries in 1987 and today, the Blue Flag Program continues to grow and has been implemented in 48 countries at more 3850 beaches and marinas across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean.

The five beaches in the territory who can claim this coveted certification are: Emerald Beach and Great Bay on St. Thomas, Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay on St. John and Pelican Cove on St. Croix. Two marinas also received certification this year including Crown Bay Marina on St. Thomas and Green Cay Marina on St. Croix.

ST THOMAS BEACHES

Bolongo Bay

Located on the south shore of the island at the Bolongo Beach Resort, this beach offers a variety of watersports and beach toy rentals. There is a restaurant and bar right on beach.

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Brewers Bay

You will find it just past the Univeristy of the Virgin Islands going west on Route 30. Brewer’s Bay is a local family favorite for weekend picnics and gatherings. Visitors can relax in the shallow waters or sunbathe on the wide shore. On weekends there tends to be a lot of activity and loud local…

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Coki Beach

Located on Coki Point right before Coral World Ocean Park, this white sand beach with crystal clear water offers excellent snorkeling and diving. Beachside restaurants serve picnic fare including burgers, sandwiches and some local dishes. There is a dive shop, jet ski rental and several vendors renting snorkel gear, beach chairs and floats.

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Great Bay

Pristine white sandy beach located on the East end of St Thomas, great for relaxing and enjoying water sports. Surrounded by palm lined walkways, restaurant, bar, swimming pool and luxury accommodations, the beach is accessible to the public through a public access road just past the Ritz Carlton Resort’s main entrance. The beach is typically…

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Lindbergh Bay Beach

Lindbergh Bay named after the famous American aviator, Charles A. Lindbergh, also known as Emerald Beach, is a picturesque beach near the airport, located at Emerald Beach Resort. Palm trees and sea grape trees line the shore and provide natural shade. Typically sparsely populated, it is a great beach for […] Lindbergh Bay named after…

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Magens bay

This beautiful one-mile stretch of beach is St. Thomas’ most favorite and famous beach and is a public park. The water is usually very calm in this heart-shaped protected bay. Beach chairs and floats are available for rent and burgers, pizzas and other snacks can be found at the snack bar. Picnic tables located all…

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Morning Star Beach

Located at the Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Resort, this beach offers a restaurant and bar, watersports rentals and a scenic view of the cruise ships coming in and out of the harbor.

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Sapphire Beach

The sapphire-blue waters here are great for snorkeling, windsurfing, jet skiing and more. The beach is located on the east end at Sapphire Beach Resort.

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ST JOHN BEACHES

Cinnamon Bay

Cinnamon Bay is a very popular National Park beach on the north shore of the island of St John, US Virgin Islands, adjacent to the historic Cinnamon Bay Plantation. Cinnamon Bay is a very popular National Park beach on the north shore of the island of St John, US Virgin Islands, adjacent to the historic…

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Hawksnest Beach

One of St. John’s most convenient beaches, Hawksnest Beach offers picnic tables and barbecue grills. There is also plenty of parking. A great snorkeling reef starts close to shore.

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Maho Bay

Maho Bay is great for children. The water is shallow and protected. If you take a full-day sail to St. John, you may visit Maho Bay. Look carefully in the sand while snorkeling; you might see a stingray, just look for the outline in the sand.

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Trunk Bay

Beautiful waters and wonderful white sand has made picturesque Trunk Bay one of the most popular beaches on St. John. Renowned for it’s underwater snorkeling trail, Trunk Bay is definitely worth a visit. Six hundred and fifty (650) feet of underwater trails are a highlight for snorkelers and divers Beautiful waters and wonderful white sand…

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VI EcoTours – Honeymoon Beach

Honeymoon Beach Snorkelers find sea turtles at Honeymoon Beach at Caneel Bay in the VI National Park. This palm fringed sandy beach offers space to spread out and enjoy the soft sand and the crystal clear waters. Honeymoon Beach is the closest beach to Cruz Bay. It is a short taxi ride to Caneel Bay …

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ST CROIX BEACHES

Sandy Point

Located on St. Croix’s West End, this spectacular beach is part of Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge and is one the longest in the Caribbean. Park your car in the lot and take a short hike to the beach area for swimming, more hiking, and wildlife/nature photo ops. The beach is also a popular nesting…

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Cramer’s Park

Just before Pt. Udall, on St. Croix’s East End, is a beautiful long, deep public beach with bathrooms, changing rooms, and picnic tables

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Buck Island Reef

Located 7 miles East of Christiansted and reached by authorized National Park concessionaires.  See the first designated underwater National Park, whose primary designation was to protect a coral reef system. Two beaches, two picnic areas. Great snorkeling, shade, hiking trail, limited facilities.

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Pelican Cove

Pelican Cove Pelican Cove Beach boasts 1,200 feet of white sandy beach on the north shore of St. Croix, West of Christiansted. The palm-fringed, long stretch of beach has plenty of room for you to take a leisurely walk, go for a jog, build a sandcastle with your kids, or let the sound of the…

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