Magens Bay Beach

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Magens Bay featuring a beach

Appreciate the excellent views of hilly forests as you meander along a scenic trail on your way to this haven of white sand and inviting water.

The sublime Magens Bay is often considered the best of the spectacular beaches on the island of St. Thomas. Its stretch of white sand runs for 4,000 feet (1.2 kilometers), encompassing views of the undulating green hills and palm trees surrounding it.

Swim with your family in the warm water, which is particularly calm in summer due to the northwestern exposure. Spot turtles, conch and other marine creatures in the clear ocean. Watch fisherman patiently awaiting their catch in the boats at the eastern end of the beach.

Purchase food and drinks from the snack counter and browse the items for sale in the souvenir shop. Relax at a table on the sand and enjoy lunch at the beach restaurant with an excellent view of the water. Make the most of the sunny, hot weather and work on your tan.

The beach has many amenities, including restrooms, showers and lifeguard patrols. Reserve deckchairs, floats and lockers for a comfortable afternoon here. Rent masks, snorkels and fins to delve below the ocean surface in search of aquatic life.

Stroll along the beach and capture photos of the picturesque hilly environs, including Tropaco Point and Outer Brass. Wander through the coconut grove, the mangrove and the small forest. A designated trail meanders through the thick vegetation in the hills. Note that the stunning scenery of the beach has led to it featuring in movies, including part of the Twilight saga.

There is a fee to access the beach, which is open year-round. Locals pay half price.

Magens Bay is on the northern coast of the island of St. Thomas. Drive northeast for around 30 minutes from the Cyril E. King Airport to reach the bay. Leave your car in the parking lot or take a taxi from the ferry terminal. Nearby attractions include the Mahogany Run Golf Course and the Drake’s Seat viewpoint.

Top Hotels Close to Magens Bay Beach

Windward Passage Hotel
Windward Passage Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Veterans Drive Charlotte Amali, Po Box 640, St. Thomas, St. Thomas
The price is $189 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Estate Hassel Island and Blackbeard's Castle. St. Thomas Synagogue and Yacht Haven Grande ...
3.2/5 (1,188 reviews)
"Accessible and quiet"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Windward Passage Hotel
The Breeze USVI
The Breeze USVI
3 out of 5
Peterborg E Rd, St. Thomas, St Thomas
The price is $268 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Situated in St. Thomas, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Magens Bay and Magens Bay Beach. Blackbeard's Castle is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.
4.3/5 Excellent! (6 reviews)
"Loved this property! Views and amenities are great!"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2021

The Breeze USVI
Flamboyan on the Bay Resort and Villas
Flamboyan on the Bay Resort and Villas
3.5 out of 5
6200 Magens Bay Road, St. Thomas, St. Thomas
The price is $189 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10
Located in the heart of St. Thomas, this condo resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Magens Bay and Magens Bay Beach. Blackbeard's Castle and St. Thomas Synagogue ...
4/5 Very Good! (167 reviews)
"My family and I had a wonderful time at the resort this past week. It is beautiful and has incredible views of Magen’s Bay. Love the plants everywhere. The restaurant is very good and the Northside Grind which is onsite is a great option for coffee, breakfast, lunch and also has a small market. Everyone ..."

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2022

Flamboyan on the Bay Resort and Villas
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Best Lodging Options Near Magens Bay Beach

Windward Passage Hotel
Windward Passage Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Veterans Drive Charlotte Amali, Po Box 640, St. Thomas, St. Thomas
The price is $189 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Windward Passage Hotel
The Breeze USVI
The Breeze USVI
3 out of 5
Peterborg E Rd, St. Thomas, St Thomas
The price is $268 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
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Flamboyan on the Bay Resort and Villas
Flamboyan on the Bay Resort and Villas
3.5 out of 5
6200 Magens Bay Road, St. Thomas, St. Thomas
The price is $189 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10
Flamboyan on the Bay Resort and Villas
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Villa Adore Main House
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5-Star Luxury and Million Dollar Views!
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Breathtaking Views Abound From Ocean Crest Villa
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Studio at Chateau Nightwind w/ Awesome BVI Views
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The price is $465 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9
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Make Your Vacation a Dream Come True at Villa Joie de Vivre!
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