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Beach Advisory (November 25, 2020)

November 25, 2020

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 35 designated beaches throughout the Territory during the week of November 23-25, 2020 .

The following beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing:

St. Croix

  • Buccaneer
  • Chenay Bay
  • Cramer’s Park
  • Dorsch Beach
  • Frederiksted Public Beach
  • Halfpenny Beach
  • Gentle Winds
  • Grapetree Bay
  • New Fort (Ft. Louise Augusta)
  • Pelican Cove (Cormorant)
  • Princess (Condo Row)
  • Protestant Cay
  • Rainbow Beach
  • Shoy’s
  • Stoney Ground

St. Thomas

  • Bluebeard’s Beach
  • Bolongo Bay
  • Brewer’s Bay
  • Coki Point
  • Frenchman’s Bay
  • Hull Bay
  • Lindbergh Bay
  • Lindquist Beach
  • Magen’s Bay
  • Sapphire Beach
  • Secret Harbor
  • Vessup Bay
  • Water Bay

St. John

  • Cruz Bay
  • Frank Bay
  • Great Cruz Bay
  • Johnson Bay
  • Oppenheimer


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

  • Cane Bay on St. Croix (due to Sargassum Seaweed)
  • Honeymoon Beach (Druif) on Water Island (due to time constraints)

Therefore, the water quality of these beaches, is unknown.


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). 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 in St. Croix or 774-3320 in St. Thomas.

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