Beach Advisory for April 20-24

Sapphire Beach on St. Thomas offers pristine sands and warm waters. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following: DPNR performed water quality analysis at 31 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of April 20-24, 2020. ALL 31 beaches meet water quality standards for swimming or fishing.

St. Croix

Stony Ground

Pelican Cove (Cormorant)

Chenay Bay

Dorsch Beach

Sprat Hall

Columbus Landing

Frederiksted Public Beach

Rainbow Beach

Ha’ penny Beach

New Fort (Fort Louise Augusta)

Buccaneer Princess (Condo Row)

Cane Bay

Shoy’s

St. Thomas

Lindbergh Bay

Sapphire Beach

Frenchman’s Bay

Brewers Bay

Vessup Bay

Water Bay

Hull Bay

Bluebeard’s Beach

Lindqvist Beach

Magens Bay

Secret Harbor

Coki Point

Bolongo Bay

St. John

Cruz Bay

Oppenheimer

Great Cruz Bay

Frank Bay

Please note: Samples were not collected at the following beaches:

  • Grapetree Bay, Cramer’s Park and Protestant Cay on St. Croix
  • Johnson Bay on St. John

Therefore, the water quality at these beaches are unknown.

All persons should also be aware that storm water runoff may also contain contaminants or pollutants harmful to human health; therefore, all persons should avoid areas of storm water runoff (i.e. guts, puddles and drainage basins) or if any area appears discolored or has foul odors. DPNR will continue to monitor the impacted areas and waters.

For additional information regarding water quality, call the Division of Environmental Protection at 773-1082 on St. Croix or 774-3320 on St. Thomas.