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.
Tours to Magens Bay
$975 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Luxury Sailing Yacht. Full or Half Day Charter - Sail, Beach, Snorkel.
Duration: 4 to 8 hours
$995 BOOK WITH VIATOR 50' Luxury Catamaran Private Snorkel, Sail and Beach Tour of St. Thomas
Duration: 4 to 8 hours
Magens Bay reviews
This is a large well maintained beach. You have to pay to get in but well worth it. There are gear rentals and concessions available. It felt very safe. The water was beautiful. Lots of beach to walk.... more »
Best beach on St. Thomas by far. Pack a cooler. Spend the day. $5 per person. $2 per car. Bring snorkel gear if you want. Nice restrooms. Bar is you like. We just played in the water and... more »
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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