St. John Beaches: Lameshur Bay

St. John USVI Beaches: Lameshur Bay Ruin
Ruin at Lameshur Bay

Why Lameshur Bay

lameshur timeline
Lameshur Bay Timeline

Like Salt Pond, Lameshur is an excellent alternative to north shore beaches, especially on days when winter swells may make swimming and snorkeling on the north uncomfortable.

Lameshur is further away and harder to drive to than Salt Pond, involving a difficult and steep section of road, but unlike Salt Pond, the beach is conveniently located right next to the parking area.

Lameshur is also a perfect place to take a refreshing dip in the sea after exploring the nearby ruins or taking a hike on the Lameshur Bay or Bordeaux Mountain Trails.

Getting There
At the end of route 107 traveling south continue one mile on the dirt road. This road becomes very steep and rutted. A four-wheel drive vehicle and off-road driving experience may be necessary. As a matter of fact, most rental car agencies have declared this section of road “off limits.”

You can park anywhere along the road in the vicinity of the beach.

Facilities include picnic tables, barbecues and chemical toilets

St. John News

Campbell Honored, Excited To Compete in Sochi
Whitman Pioneer

How does someone go from being born on a couch in Chocolate Hole, a sleepy bay on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, to competing in the slalom and giant slalom events in the 2014 Sochi Olympics? Just ask Jasmine Campbell, a Whitman student who is taking a break between her junior and senior years in order to pursue her dream of skiing on the world’s greatest stage.

Campbell lived in the Caribbean until she was 10, when her family changed climates from the warm Virgin Islands, which have an average temperature higher than 80 degrees in the winter, to Sun Valley, Idaho, where the winter months are devoted to skiing. She quickly adopted the local passion, latching on to a sport that advertises speed and thrills as just part of a day’s work. Campbell raced in high school until a back injury forced her to stop. Campbell wouldn’t strap her boots on again until she arrived at Whitman, and it took a little coercion.


St. John Weather

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. East wind 18 to 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sun Rise: 6:50 AM AST
Sunset: 6:16 PM AST

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