Stumpy Bay Beach, Saint Thomas – Wish You Were Here?
If you prefer your beaches private and pristine, then you’ll want to stumble upon Stumpy Bay Beach. This cozy, crescent-shaped cove likely gets its name from the clutches of stumpy rocks at its extremes. It’s not The Baths, but those stumpy rocks are pretty cool nonetheless.
Stumpy Bay Beach isn’t all rocks either. The middle of the bay is sandy, with shade trees just back of the beach. A rustic rope swing hands from one of those trees making for some added fun and cool photo-ops.
Stumpy Bay Beach is located along the wonderfully underdeveloped northwest coast of Saint Thomas. You’re assured of no crowds here.
At the same time, though, Stumpy’s remote location ensures that you’ll encounter some difficulty in accessing these shores.
The easiest way: go by boat.
We arrived courtesy of our friends at See & Ski Powerboat Rentals. Our stop at Stumpy was one of many highlights along a full-day tour encircling all of Saint Thomas with Captain Thomas. Truly, there is no better way to experience STT’s most secluded beaches.
(More on our amazing See & Ski adventure here, here, and here.)
If, however, you’re hiking St. Thomas’ northwest coast heading east from Little Bordeaux Bay, just look for the trail of slate-blue rocks pictured above. Following them through the crevasse will take you right where you want to go.
Wish you were here..?