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Beach Advisory (April 16, 2021)

April 16, 2021

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 27 designated beaches throughout the Territory during the week of April 12 - 16, 2021 .

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

St. Croix

  • Cane Bay
  • Dorsch Beach
  • Frederiksted Public Beach
  • Gentle Winds
  • Pelican Cove (Cormorant)
  • Rainbow Beach
  • Stoney Ground

St. Thomas

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

St. John

  • Cruz Bay
  • Frank Bay
  • Oppenheimer

Water Island

  • Honeymoon Beach


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

  • Princess (Condo Row), Protestant Cay, New Fort (Ft. Louise Augusta), Buccaneer, Shoy’s, Chenay Bay, Cramer’s Park, Grapetree Bay and Halfpenny Beach on St. Croix
  • Morningstar Beach on St. Thomas
  • Johnson Bay on St. John

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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