Magens Bay, Magens Bay

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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  • Best beach for couples or families. Saw turtles, lots of fish and birds. Clean facilities Beach bar was closed but last year it was open and had great drinks.  more »
  • We anchored in Magens Bay for several nights and it was a great experience. The bay is beautiful and the the beach is fantastic with perfect sand that made for amazing water football. They do a...  more »
  • We spent all afternoon here including the sunset. It’s one of the most beautiful and famous beaches in the world! There are picnic tables you can set up on. There’s a bar/ restaurant that closes at.....  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.
  • Good come back after the hurricanes.
  • Absolutely an amazing beach. White sand beach, beautifully kept area. Great beach bar serving great island drinks as well as cold beer. You can also order lunch including pizza.
  • Very nice beach, recovering nicely after the hurricanes.

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