Coki Beach, at the East end of St. Thomas, there is great snorkeling and a lot of local color. Some might say too much local color with the many local vendors hawking their wares, licit and otherwise. The beach shop encourages feeding the fishes and the sargent majors will swarm for the fish food or fragments of doggy treats. The crystal clear water is usually very calm and deepens gradually. Natural shade is limited, however umbrellas are available for rent. A near shore rocky, reef area offers great snorkeling. A favorite with visitors and a popular stop on island tour itineraries, the beach gets crowded when multiple cruise ships are in port. Coki is equally popular with residents for picnics and parties so its common to find a crowd on Sundays and holidays. On crowded days the parking situation can be a bit crazy, there is parking available in some spots just off the road close to the beach but not a whole lot.
If you venture out to this corner of the isalnd, a visit to Coral World Ocean Park is definitely worthwhile, especially if it is get out of the rain. the fishes in the aqauriums are a a great way to become familiar with the names of all the undersea life that you can see while snorkeling or scuba diving.
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Painted in 2012
Coki Beach, St. Thomas, USVI
Painting of Beach, Ocean and Sky.
24″w x 36″h acrylic on canvas. Pine frame.
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