Magens Bay, Magens Bay

Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
Consistently ranked among the world's top beaches, Magens Bay offers arguably the most photogenic stretch of shore available on the Virgin Islands. The sugary sands and calm waves on the northern coast of Saint Thomas invite you to swim, kayak, and paddleboard. Visually appealing from every angle, the charming coastal spot enjoys the protection of its surrounding park, which offers organized camping and encompasses swathes of mangroves and wetlands. The park also contains several rental venues designed to host weddings, family parties, and other private events. The beach itself boasts picnic tables, food vendors, changing facilities, and several outfits renting water-sport equipment. Work out when and for how long to visit Magens Bay and other Magens Bay attractions using our handy Magens Bay visit planning tool.
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  • This was an amazing beach and absolutely beautiful! Covid kept people away but this made an amazing experience for my group! We had such a great time!  more »
  • Beautiful clean beach. Not great for snorkeling, as you won't see too much. Pristine white sand beach, clear water, it doesn't get much better! Bring or rent an umbrella for shade. They so have a...  more »
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  • This is considered one of the top beaches in the world, and I agree! I stopped here both times I've visited St. Thomas and have never been disappointed. I would recommend going to the far side of the beach (southern half) as most of the tour groups tend to stick near the park entrance.
  • Best beach we experienced in St Thomas. Entry fee, but plenty of parking available. Long stretch of sand that is walkable. Excellent bar right on the beach. Get the run punch for best deal or spend a little more for a frozen cocktail. Proper bathroom facilities. If you have to pick one experience, come here first.

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