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There are so many wonderful beaches here on our island – and all are open to the public (even those at the hotels).

The east end is home to several secluded coves perfect for a picnic private day. Or, go to the Divi and enjoy the beaches there in a comfortable lounge chair! Green Cay marina has a nice beach, and the snorkeling there is good (over by the rocks). The beach at the Buccaneer Hotel is picture perfect! Expect to pay for the comfy lounge chairs though, and it’s typically not open to the public in high season.

In town, you can hop on the water taxi and hang out at the beach at the Hotel on the Cay. Or travel through town and go to The Palms – where the beaches are lovely and the surf is just right for body surfing! Further along North Shore road you’ll see dramatic cliffs and breathtaking views. Cane Bay is the spot to stop to snorkel, play in the water, and enjoy other water and beach activities. You can dive right off the beach here and see “the Wall” – amazing coral and hundreds of tropical fish. (This is the Puerto Rican trench – the water plunges to great depths not far off the beach). Travel on to Davis Bay at the Carambola and enjoy the beautiful beaches and pounding surf there.

If you prefer calmer waters, head to Frederiksted where white sand and crystal clear turquoise waters beckon you. And if you get the “bug” to look for sea glass or “Chaney” – those lovely pieces of porcelain that the local artisans turn into beautiful jewelry – check out the beach between Frederiksted Fort and Teres Veho (a great place to rent a Paddleboard!). No telling what treasures await you there!

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