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Lerkenlund Bay Beach

Northside, St. Thomas

The beach at Lerkenlund Bay is within the greater Magens Bay, but it is much more lowkey than the popular Magens Bay Beach. Lerkenlund Bay has a mostly rocky coastline except for a small patch of sand where the water runoff from the nearby mountain flows to the ocean. Since the beach is within Magens Bay it is protected from any larger waves crashing along the shore, which makes for lovely snorkeling along the shoreline. You can find a maze of coral structures at both ends of the beach and some in the middle. You'll also find sea fans, fish, and the occasional turtle swimming around the area.

At the north end of the beach you'll find tombstone rock, name that way because well, it looks like a solitary tombstone sticking out the the water. The birds seem to like it a lot, hence it's been colored white... Across the bay on the otherside you can see Platform Beach and Little Magens. Makes for fun people wating if you have binoculars.

You can get to Lerkenlund Bay Beach by either boating, kayaking form Magens Bay Beach (or Hull Bay if you're adventurous), or by driving. If driving there are places to park right next to the bach. However the road is is bad shape so if you don't have 4 wheel drive then you'd be better off parking along the road before it turns to dirt and walking the ~3 minutes down to the beach. Not a bad walk at all.

More Information

Fee required: No
Beach Busy: No
Beach Size: Small


  • Pets Allowed
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling

How to Get There

  • Drive
  • Boat / Kayak