Sail to Magens Bay, St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, for spectacular beaches and a lively weekend scene.

Magens Bay, US Virgin Islands

Sail to Magens Bay, St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, for spectacular beaches and a lively weekend scene.

Matt and Britney Weidert

Matt Weidert

Magens Bay is often the highlight of our yacht charter trips around the US Virgin Islands, and it's a place we eagerly return to on each voyage. You can check out our itinerary on our last trip to the USVI.
The spectacular bight that makes up Magens Bay

Why Magens Bay?

You might wonder, with so many stunning bays and beaches in the US Virgin Islands, what makes Magens Bay stand out? The answer lies in its breathtaking mile-long stretch of white sandy beach, crystal-clear waters, and the lush greenery that frames the bay. But there's more – Magens Bay also offers a unique calmness thanks to its geographical layout, making it an ideal spot for swimming and paddleboarding, even for beginners.

The bay's natural beauty is preserved in part by its designation as a protected area, ensuring that its tranquil beaches and rich marine life continue to thrive. This commitment to conservation makes Magens Bay not just a place of natural beauty, but also a sanctuary for local wildlife.
Magens Bay beach

Where is Magens Bay in the US Virgin Islands?

Nestled on the north shore of St. Thomas, Magens Bay is easily accessible by yacht, with anchorage options that provide easy access to the beach. Its location is just a short sail away from Charlotte Amalie, making it an ideal spot for starting or concluding your voyage through the Virgin Islands.
Magens Bay Sunset

What to do at Magens Bay in the US Virgin Islands

  • Swim in the gentle waters of the bay, which are perfect for visitors of all ages.
  • Kayak or paddleboard along the coastline, taking in the stunning views of the bay and surrounding hills.
  • Take a leisurely walk on the beach, enjoying the soft white sand and looking out for local wildlife.
  • Picnic under the shade of sea grape trees, making the most of the bay's peaceful setting for a relaxing day out. Grab a pizza at the beach bar - it's really good.
  • Explore the nature trail that runs through the dense foliage surrounding the bay, offering glimpses of the local flora and fauna and breathtaking views from different vantage points.

Magens Bay is more than just a beach; it's a slice of paradise that offers both adventure and tranquility. Whether you're looking to engage in water sports, explore nature, or simply unwind on the beach, Magens Bay has something special for everyone. It's a must-visit destination that promises to be a highlight of your trip to the US Virgin Islands.

Want to explore more about the Virgin Islands? Check out what we've learned from our experiences chartering here.

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