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Beach Advisory for June 13-17

Brewers Bay Beach, St. Thomas (Source file photo)

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 18 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of June 13 – June 17, 2022. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing:

St. Thomas

Lindbergh Bay

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Vessup Bay

Coki Point

Brewers Bay

Hull Bay

Secret Harbor

Bolongo Bay

Lindqvist Beach

Magens Bay

Bluebeard’s Beach

Sapphire Beach

Frenchman’s Bay

St. John

Cruz Bay

Great Cruz Bay

Frank Bay

Oppenheimer Beach

Water Island

Honeymoon Beach

The following beach does not meet water quality standards because it exceeds the established enterococci bacteria threshold and, therefore, is not considered safe for swimming or fishing:

  • Johnson Bay on St. John

Please note: Samples were not collected on St. Croix as well as on the following beach:

  • Water Bay on St. Thomas

Therefore, the water quality at these beaches is unknown.

For additional information regarding water quality, call the Division of Environmental Protection at 773-1082 on St. Croix or 774-3320 on St. Thomas.

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