Frank Bay

Although Frank Bay has all the makings of a perfect beach, it is rarely crowded. Still, the walk from Cruz Bay is a short one, so this is a great choice for tourists staying in the area. Just be careful of sea urchins when you enter the water, and never swim in this area of town alone.

From shore, guests can often clearly see surrounding islands like Little St. James, Great St. James, and St. Thomas on the horizon.

Frank Bay can be a fun spot for snorkeling, but the salt pond directly across the street makes it a recommendable stop as well. A bench has been set by the pond, allowing for guests to relax as they look on.


Situated 0.4 mi. west-southwest of downtown Cruz Bay, Frank Bay welcomes local customers and travelers rooming in this village or its vicinity. Even if you are not staying very close, you should consider dropping by to enjoy a great time.

Heading out of Cruz Bay, pass Wharfside Village and turn right at the end of the road neat the Catholic Church. After about a quarter mile you will have reached the beach.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most enjoyable possibilities while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be having food at a restaurant within traveling distance of this body of water. Ocean 362, which offers American dishes, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. Ocean 362 is just around a couple hundred yards away from this body of water, so stop in and eat up! The Terrace Restaurant and The Beach Bar are additional restaurant choices nearby where travelers will have the chance to enjoy the local cuisine in the Virgin Islands.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers that enjoy bays, and have the energy to view some others, should consider Turner Bay and Cruz Bay; the first and closest of which is 0.2 miles away from this page's natural attraction. You'll find other attractions nearby, including Ivan Jadan Museum, which is within traveling range in downtown Cruz Bay. You might also think about making the trip to Franklin Powell Park, which is another attraction nearby.

Bays are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Frank Bay.

Attractions Near Frank Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Ivan Jadan Museum Museum 0.2 mi. (0.5 km) E Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Franklin Powell Park -- 0.3 mi. (0.3 km) NE Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Cruz Bay Battery Historic Site 0.4 mi. (0.4 km) NE Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Denis Bay Ruins Historic Site 2.2 mi. (2.9 km) NE 1.8 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay St. John
Rebellion Gut Historic Site 2.2 mi. (2.8 km) E 1.8 mi. East of Cruz Bay St. John
Catherineberg Ruins Historic Site 2.7 mi. (3.6 km) ENE 2.2 mi. East-Northeast of Cruz Bay St. John
Cinnamon Bay Plantation Ruins Historic Site 3.3 mi. (4.2 km) ENE 2.6 mi. West of Coral Bay St. John
Petroglyphs Historic Site 3.6 mi. (3.5 km) E 2.2 mi. West-Southwest of Coral Bay St. John

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Location: Cruz Bay, St. John


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