Beach Advisory for February 10-14

Sapphire Beach, St. Thomas

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 33 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of February 10-14, 2020. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing:

St. Croix

Stony Ground

Pelican Cove

Chenay Bay

Dorsch Beach


Cramer’s Park

Frederiksted Public Beach

Protestant Cay




Ha’ penny

Cane Bay


New Fort

St. Thomas

Lindbergh Bay

Water Bay

Secret Harbor

Brewers Bay



Hull Bay


Frenchman’s Bay

Magens Bay

Vessup Bay


St. John

Cruz Bay


Johnson Bay

Great Cruz Bay

Frank Bay

The following beach does not meet water quality standards because it exceeds the established enterococci bacteria threshold; therefore, it is not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing:

St. Thomas

Coki Point

All persons should also be aware that storm water runoff may also contain contaminants or pollutants harmful to human health and 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.