Camping on STT
Has anyone on this board camped out on STT for any long period of time?
Is it ok to camp out on any of the small islands?
Are there many people who do the live on the beach in their tent lifestyle here?
Where would you suggest camping out?
No camping on STT. STJ has a campground,though. I supose you could go to a secluded beach (Stumpy, Neltjberg , Scott, etc.) and pitch your tent and squat there, but someone would make you move eventually. I haven't seen anyone living on a beach here.
Sounds fun. I am going to check out Neltjeberg today in the inner and outer brass.
Where is Stumpy?
Northwest. Kind of by Neltjeberg. Check a map?
Camping is technically legal on all of the beaches of St. Thomas and St. John, except the beaches owned by the National Parks. I have been camping on the beaches of both the islands and their cays for several years now. I generally don't stay in one spot more than a few days or a week before moving somewhere else. I have camped at Hull Bay (stt), Haulover (east end of stj), the beach west of brewers bay (stt), beach on Christmas Cove, Great St. James, Hans Lollick Cay (northeast of Megans Bay), Buck Island (when the terns aren't there) There's also a great beach just east of Sprat Bay on Water Island. I have also seen people camping at Nudelberg (sp?) and on a couple of spots on the west side of Megans Bay.
There's one thing to remember, you can't tresspass on someone's property to get to the beach. Also, keep a low profile and of course, clean up after yourself at all times.
Awesome. I went to N-Berg bay today.
What a nice beach. I mean horrible. No one go there. Pirates...
The only folks I have seen camping at N-Berg were druggies.
Honestly, I wouldn't even think about it and I'm presuming that Andrew is talking about occasional camping whereas you're talking of some sort of permanent camping?
St. John's Cinnamon Bay has rental campsites. St. Thomas has none and you'll quickly be thrown out of anywhere if you attempt any sort of long-trem camping expedition!
A while back (over a year) I had called the Housing Parks and Recreation office to ask about camping.
For St. Thomas/Water Island, you can not camp on Magens Bay without securing a permit/permission from the Parks and Recreation Department. You can call them at (340)774-0255.
St. John - no camping in the National Park which includes several beaches unless at designated campgrounds.
St. Croix: You can not camp on beaches that are known Sea Turtle Egg Laying Beaches - like Sandy Point for example. You can call them at (340)773-9696 if you want to ask more questions.
There are a few islands/cays that are protected as bird sanctuaries that would be off limits.
Overall I was told that camping on other beaches (beside Magens, National Park and Sea Turtle Beaches) are "Camp at Your Own Risk".
None would tell me camp at this beach; they did say which ones you could not. You can call them and see if there have been any changes.