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Best St. Thomas Beaches

The best St. Thomas beaches are known for their pristine beauty and crystal blue waters.

Each one of them offers soft sand, warm sun and ocean water as warm as a bathtub. Although they do have many similarities, they are each unique in their own way.

Family Beaches

Magens Bay: This heart shaped bay is a public park and the most well-liked beach on St. Thomas. Very calm waters and an entire one-mile stretch of land makes this beach perfect for families to relax and enjoy a sunny day. There is a snack bar, beach chair rentals, and a lifeguard on duty daily.

Bolongo Bay: This south shore beach is located at the Bolongo Beach Resort. Families can choose to entertain themselves with a wide variety of watersports offered here. The little kiddos can even rent beach toys if their bucket washes away in the waves.

Brewer's Bay: With an ample shoreline and warm shallow waters, this beach is perfect for wading and splashing along the shore. Families often come here to partake in picnics and celebrations.

Snorkel/Diving Beaches

Sapphire Beach: Located at the east end of the island at the Sapphire Beach Resort, this gorgeous setting brings snorkelers and divers alike. The beach was named for its sapphire blue waters, where colorful fish and sea life live abundantly on the ocean floor. If you like to be on top of the water, jet skiing or windsurfing may be a better choice of entertainment.

Coki Beach: The clear tranquil waters of Coki Beach offer a great atmosphere for spotting underwater life. A local dive shop provides snorkel and diving gear for rent and food concessions are also available. It is located on Coki Point, directly next to Coral World Ocean Park.

Surf/Fishing Beach

Hull Bay: This bay has is the top surfing spot on the island, bringing in a north swell where surfers can shred some waves. Fish must like the area too because local fishermen flock here as well. It has cool vibes and cool waters all around.

Quiet Beaches

Secret Harbor Beach: Small lapping waves, gentle breezes and sunny skies are all over this beach. It is pleasantly calm for a relaxing afternoon beach break. The beach is located at the Secret Harbor Beach Resort.

Lindquist Beach: Claimed to be one of the most stunning beaches on the island, with calm glassy waters and warm sand. It is also a nice place to snorkel, just don't ruin the chill environment.

Lively Beaches

Morning Star Beach: Water sports, food, cocktails, beach babes, and cruise ships in the distance; this beach has a fun upbeat vibe. Of course, it has the amazing clear water and beautiful white sand as well.

Lindbergh Bay: This area has peaceful waters and swaying palm trees, making for a picturesque view. An enjoyable beach to read a book or take a swim. You may not be alone though; three hotels are in the surrounding area.
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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February 17, 2020
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