Beach Advisory for May 22-26

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 34 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of May 22-26, 2017. Please note: Johnson Bay was not sampled this week; therefore, the water quality at this beach is unknown. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing:         

St. Croix

Protestant Cay

Cramer Park

Pelican Cove (Comorant)


Chenay Bay

Cane Bay

Stoney Ground

Frederiksted Public Beach


Princess Condo Row



Ha’ penny

New Fort (Ft. Louise Augusta)

Grapetree Bay

Columbus Landing

Spratt Hall

St. Thomas 

Bolongo Bay


Magens Bay



Lindbergh Bay

Vessup Bay

Water Bay

Secret Harbor

Hull Bay

Frenchman’s Bay

St. John

Cruz Bay

Great Cruz Bay


The following beaches do not meet water quality standards because they exceed the established enterococci bacteria threshold and, therefore, are not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing:

St. Thomas

Brewers Bay

Coki Point

St. John

Frank Bay

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