Crown Jewel Beach of The Virgin Islands

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BY Nick Boscoe

11 August 2016

One of the 10 best beaches in the world!


There's no beach on St. Thomas (or maybe even the entire Virgin Islands archipelago) that's as celebrated as Magens Bay. So let us add our own poetic schpeel: This north coast beach could potentially be the most photogenic and swimmable shore of the Virgin Islands. But years of positive reinforcement has led to an intense popularity with tourists who are all too willing to pay the entry fee to enjoy Magens' charms.

A recent guest gushes that the beach looks great from every angle: "We drove to the top of a mountain to view this beautiful heart shaped beach. We got amazing pictures from the top. Beautiful white sand and clear water." And the praise goes on and on …

You can experience Magens for yourself any day of the week, but be prepared to pay approximately $4 per adult and $2 per child ages 13 to 18 to enter. For the most privacy, visit in the early morning or later afternoon, but before the evening's gnats come out to bite.