Beaches in Christiansted

Photo credit: © David Campbell
 

Clear blue waters and views of the mountains are the one thing that all of Christiansted's beaches have in common.  From there, the grain of the sand will very from slightly rocky to smooth and soft, and the surf has a mind of its own in each location as well.  

Beach Choices In The Area

You will discover several beaches to enjoy in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, for those who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Just click on specific beach names for a detailed article concerning that part of the coast.

Mermaid Beach

Grotto Beach: Grotto Beach is set just to the west of Buccaneer Resort, which is located at 5007 Estate Shoys in Christiansted. Although there is no fee to step foot on the beach, you will have to pay for parking.

A second place to consider is Mermaid Beach. Mermaid Beach set on the property of Buccaneer Resort and features blindingly white sands, shady coconut trees, and turquoise waters. Some areas of the beach are a bit rocky, while others are padded in seagrass, but no matter where you go, the water remains pretty calm.

Hibiscus Beach: The sand at Hibiscus Beach is almost pink, and very fine, while the water is aquamarine. On shore visitors will find a restaurant and bar from which they can watch the tide roll in.

Check out the following table for information concerning beaches available in and around the area.

Beaches In and Around Christiansted
Name Location Coast
Colony Cove 1.2 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Christiansted North East
Cormorant Beach Judith's Fancy, 3.4 mi. Northwest of Central Christiansted North
Grotto Beach 1.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central Christiansted East-Northeast
Half Penny Beach 2.9 mi. South of Central Christiansted South
Hibiscus Beach 2.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Christiansted North East
Mermaid Beach 1.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central Christiansted East-Northeast
Shoy's Beach 1.7 mi. Northeast of Central Christiansted North
Sugar Beach 1.1 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Christiansted North East
Wacho Beach Bamboo, 2.9 mi. South of Central Christiansted Southeast

Needless to say, there are other attraction types available too. Click on this link to check out our article concerning other interesting attractions for Christiansted.

 

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