Beach Advisory for March 7-11

Secret Harbour Beach Resort on St. Thomas (Submitted image)

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 20 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of March 7 – March 11, 2022. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing:

St. Thomas

Lindbergh Bay

Sapphire Beach

Lindqvist Beach

Brewers Bay

Vessup Bay

Coki Point

Water Bay

Secret Harbor

Bolongo Bay

Magens Bay

Hull Bay

Bluebeard’s beach

Frenchman’s Bay


St. John

Cruz Bay

Frank Bay


Great Cruz Bay

Johnson Bay

Water Island

Honeymoon Beach

Please note: Samples were not collected 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 773-1082 on St. Croix or 774-3320 on St. Thomas.