Magen's Beach is heart shaped and is approximately 1 mile long. The bottom is sandy and slopes gently down. With the exception of a few weeks a year when the prevailing northeast winds shift to the west, the are no waves or currents at Magens Beach. While there is plenty of beach to sun on, there are also plenty of shaded areas under the trees. Life Guard service is provided from 6 AM to 6 PM Monday through Sunday year round. On the southern and northern ends of the beach are rock formations in the water that provide good snorkeling. NUDE BATHING is not allowed on Magens Beach. However, it is allowed at Little Magens Beach which is a short swim away.
Magens Beach is under the management of the Magens Bay Authority, a semiautonomous branch of the VI government. It charges a $1.00/person and $1.00/car entrance fee.