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Little Cocculus Beach

Southside, St. Thomas

Little Cocculus Beach is a beach hidden away from the eyes of landlubbers and is often overlooked by those out at sea. The beach is located on the southside of St. Thomas within Little Cocculus Bay and is hidden away by the difficulty in getting there. If you're on a boat the rocky shore is easy to ignore for the nearby and more favorable Bolongo Bay or Abi beaches. If you're on land you need to bushwhack an overgrown trail to reach the beach. I think this makes the beach even more special; it's a true desserted island experience.

The beach is pretty much all rocky shoreline. The swimming is fantastic and you'll have the entire bay to yourself. No one will know that you're skinny dipping... until you get out of the water and a passing boat sees you that is. On each side of the beach there are some rocky cliffs that you can climb. The rocks can be loose so use caution! To get to the beach the easiest place to start is at Cocculus Beach and walk to the far right (western) side of the beach. You'll find a path in the woods there that goes up and over the point and heads to the west. Eventually you'll see a path on the left side that goes down to Little Cocculus. If you continued on this path it would take you all the way to Abi Beach. It can be a bit overgrown so bring a machette, good shoes, and some long sleeves and pants!

More Information

Fee required: No
Beach Busy: No
Beach Size: Medium


  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling

How to Get There

  • Hike