Beach Advisory for Aug. 22-26


The Department of Planning and Natural Resources 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 32 designated beaches throughout the territory  during the week of Aug. 22-26. The following beaches meet water quality  standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing: 

St. Thomas
Lindbergh Bay  Vessup Bay  Frenchman’s Bay
Brewers Bay  Lindqvist Beach  Sapphire Beach
Hull Bay  Bluebeard’s Beach
Magens Bay  Bolongo Bay
Coki Point  Secret Harbor


St. Croix
Stony Ground  Pelican Cove  Shoy’s
Dorsch Beach  Columbus Landing  Chenay Bay
Frederiksted Public  Beach Protestant Cay  Sprat Hall
Rainbow (Prosperity)  New Fort (Ft. Louise Augusta)
Cane Bay  Buccaneer Beach


St. John
Cruz Bay
Johnson Bay
Great Cruz Bay
Frank Bay


Water Island
Honeymoon Beach 


Please note: Samples were not collected on the following beaches due to excessive  sargassum seaweed: 

  • Water Bay on St. Thomas  
  • Princess (Condo Row) on St. Croix 
  • Cramer’s Park on St. Croix 
  • Grapetree Bay on St. Croix. 

Therefore, the water quality at these beaches is unknown. 

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

For additional information regarding water quality, call the Division of Environmental  Protection at 340-773-1082 on St. Croix or 340-774-3320 on St. Thomas.