Vessup Bay is one of the more interesting and beautiful beaches on St Thomas. Located in the island’s East End district, the area offers a relaxed and tranquil experience and is also near the well-known Red Hook, a popular spot for boating enthusiasts.
Despite its reputation as one of the prettiest beaches in St Thomas, Vessup Bay is not often visited. The quiet atmosphere, gentle flowing waters and white sand beach make the area ideal for a day of sunbathing and swimming, a morning run or a family outing. The beach is mostly undeveloped, giving visitors a chance to experience St Thomas at its best. A wide variety of sea grape trees, rock outcroppings, plants and even cacti have been spotted along Vessup Bay’s shoreline.
Vessup Bay’s proximity to East End makes it an ideal beach for travelers who want to mix up their day with some relaxation on the beach followed by lunch or some shopping time. East End is home to a wide variety of dining options, including scenic beachside cafes. If you are looking for something upscale, head to the East End's Ritz Carlton.
Weekdays see fewer visitors than weekends. The beach is undeveloped, so do not expect a wealth of facilities here–there is a water sports booth that keeps irregular hours.