Hull Bay Beach, Saint Thomas
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Hull Bay Hideaway Beach Bar and… Barbershop(?), St. Thomas

Editor’s note: Sad to say, but Hull Bay Hideaway closed as of May 2020, according to the bar’s Facebook page.

I was born and raised in its shadow – 70 miles to the south on the beautiful island of St. Croix. I visited her well-trod shores countless times over the years. Still, it wasn’t until a few years ago that I finally really and truly gave St. Thomas a chance.

STX–STT Rivalry

Crucians like me have long harbored ill feelings toward St. Thomas. Many of us decry her touristy, overly commercialized vibe. We never seriously consider that there could exist any truly authentic West Indian charms or uncommon anything’s in and around Rock City.

The St Thomas stereotypes were proved wrong in many ways during my trip, of course. From the early-morning serenity of usually bustling Magens Bay, to the Caribbean’s most uncommon pizza joint, and sunsets along Brewers Bay, Saint Thomas, as it turned out, was full of surprises.

One such surprise that I missed, though, can be found along the sensational shores pictured above. The location…

Hull Bay

Nestled one cove west of Magens Bay, Hull Bay is among the more popular beaches with the locals in STT. As you might imagine, I had every intention of visiting during my trip. My turtle swimming buddies over in Magens Bay, though, conspired to keep me away.

What did I miss at Hull Bay? You know, besides another great beach?

Well, for one thing…

Hull Bay Hideaway Beach Bar

Long recognized as St. Thomas’ original beach bar, the laid back party spot has been around since 1970. Cold beers, strong drinks, big laughs, cool vibes, and good times – Hull Bay Hideaway has everything we tend to look for in a beach bar.

One thing I’ve heard it has that we’ve never thought to look for at a beach bar: a barber shop.

Hull Bay Hideaway Barber Shop

Apparently, a weekend regular at Hull Bay Hideaway named Ed has been cutting hair here almost as long as the bar has been around!

No appointments are necessary or even possible. Ed doesn’t have a business phone or website. Apparently, you just show up at the bar on Fridays or Saturdays and look for his barbershop in the Hull Bay Hideaway parking lot.

I’ve no idea if Ed’s cuts are any good.

I’m sure, though, that satisfaction is guaranteed with a stiff drink or two…

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Last updated by Steve Bennett on .

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