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Stumpy Beach

West End, St. Thomas

Stumpy is one of my absolute favorite beaches on St. Thomas. It's located on the northside towards the western end of the island out in the country past the Perseverance Bay Overlook. The road down to Stumpy is incredibly rough and eroded making it difficult to drive down to the beach, even if you have 4WD. There are some amazing tour guides who can take you down in their Jeeps, I went with Walt from Everlong Excursions and it was the best time!

The beach down at Stumpy is a wide strip of sand in a cresent shape with large rocks on each end. There's plenty of shade under the tress along the beach. The water of the bay can be very rough on windy days, but on gentle days the swimming is incredible. There are some really nice coral reef structures out from the center.

My absolute favorite aspect of the beach is the large pile of boulders to the left side of the beach. You can wade the shallow crossing between the beach and the pile and climb all the way to the top. It's a really fun bouldering experience with a great view of the beach from the top. You can also see the giant, sloping cliffs of Bordeaux Bay to the west and the point that separates Stumpy from Santa Maria to the east.

More Information

Fee required: No
Beach Busy: No
Beach Size: Large


  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Parking

How to Get There

  • 4 Wheel Drive
  • Hike