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.  

Pick Your Ideal Beach

You will find an abundance of beaches to consider in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, for people who enjoy this relaxing pastime. You can click on each beach name to get additional information about that particular stretch of sand.

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: Located at Hibiscus Beach Resort just west of Christiansted, Hibiscus Beach is known for its snorkeling -- though snorkelers are warned to keep an eye out for a strong undertow when the water is rough.

Take a minute to read the chart below for more information about your options.

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

Bear in mind that you can find other attraction types available too. Those wanting to can obtain more information concerning other attractions by going to this page.


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