Beaches in Cruz Bay

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Whether you're in it to get a tan, the possibility of watersports, or you're just up for a nice swim, a trip to Cruz Bay that doesn't include a day at the beach is one that is wasted.  The waters of the Caribbean are known for their warm, calm nature, making all of the beaches that connect to Cruz Bay perfect for families.

Beach Choices In The Area

There are a good group of beaches to choose from in the area. Snorkeling is available at some of these beaches, if some of the people in your group enjoy the underwater scene. Click on the name of each beach for detailed information about that specific beach.

Caneel Bay

A nice beach where snorkeling is an option is Great Cruz Beach. Located on the west coast of St. John, Great Cruz Bay provides a well-manicured beach area that is popular with tourists, due to its proximity to the Westin Hotel. The area is fairly well developed, with restaurants and shopping centers nearby.

Another alternative to consider is Frank Bay Beach. There is not much beach at Frank Bay, but the narrow strip that exists is comprised of sparkling blue-green water and soft sand until you enter the water which is slightly rocky. Shade is hard to come by, unless you head to the east end of the beach where there is a coconut palm.

Cruz Bay Beach: Despite the shops lining the beach, and the numerous boats docked right offshore, Cruz Bay still offers clean sand and clear water. While it is not that big and can often get crowded, it is a nice place for a stroll and watching the sunsets.

The beaches in Cruz Bay are displayed directly below.

Beaches In Cruz Bay
Name Location Coast
Caneel Bay 1.0 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Cruz Bay West
Cruz Bay Beach Downtown Cruz Bay North West
Frank Bay Beach 0.3 mi. South West of Downtown Cruz Bay West
Great Cruz Beach 0.8 mi. Southeast of Downtown Cruz Bay West
Salomon Bay Beach 0.7 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Cruz Bay North West
Turner Bay Beach 0.3 mi. South West of Downtown Cruz Bay West

Fortunately, Cruz Bay includes other attractions. To learn about more other attractions for Cruz Bay, go to this page.


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