Caramel-colored Hull Bay beach with coarse sand is the only place to catch surf on St. Thomas. During the winter months small swells are just big enough to provide a diversion for surfers, although many head to better breaks on Tortola when they can. Hull Bay is the epicenter of the north shore French community, and the bay is often scattered with small fishing boats.
The bay here is almost always quiet, and there is plenty of shade. The beach bar is as friendly as they come, with games such as horseshoes to while away an afternoon.
Off-shore cays Inner Brass and Outer Brass provide something to look at, and adventurous beachgoers can kayak out to them.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Virgin Islands, 4th edition