Beach Advisory for November 1-5

Dorsch Beach, St. Croix (Source file photo)

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has announced 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 30 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of November 1 – November 5, 2021. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing:

St. Croix

Stony Ground

Pelican Cove

Shoy’s Beach

Dorch Beach

New Fort (Fort Louise Augusta)

Chenay Bay

Frederiksted Public Beach


Cramer’s Park

Rainbow Beach

Gentle Winds

Grapetree Bay

Cane Bay

Ha’ penny Beach

St. Thomas

Lindbergh Bay

Sapphire Beach

Lindqvist Beach

Frenchman’s Bay

Vessup Bay

Coki Point

Magens Bay

Secret Harbor

Water Bay

Brewers Bay

Hull Bay

Water Island

Honeymoon Beach

St. John

Cruz Bay


Great Cruz Bay

Frank Bay

The following beaches do not meet the water quality standards because they exceed the established enterococci bacteria threshold and, therefore, are not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing:

  • Bluebeard’s Beach on St. Thomas
  • Protestant Cay and Princess (Condo Row) on St. Croix.

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

  • Johnson Bay on St. John
  • Bolongo Bay, Limetree Bay and Morningstar Beach on St. Thomas.

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; therefore, they 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.