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.

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

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.


Frank Bay is located in Cruz Bay, 0.4 mi. west-southwest of downtown Cruz Bay.

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

If you work up an appetite while visiting this body of water, you're going to be in luck -- you will find an impressive array of local dining spots within traveling distance. The most nearby place to eat to Frank Bay is Ocean 362, which offers American food. It's just about a couple hundred yards from this body of water, so stop in and eat up! The Terrace Restaurant and The Beach Bar are additional dining possibilities in close to this natural attraction where you could give your taste buds a treat and enjoy the Virgin Islands scene.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers that are a fan of bays, and would like to see others, should check out Turner Bay and Cruz Bay; the first is a quarter mile to the south-southeast of Frank Bay. Other local attractions include Franklin Powell Park, which is within traveling range in downtown Cruz Bay. You might want to also consider visiting Cruz Bay Battery, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

Bays are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

Attractions Near Frank Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
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
Ivan Jadan Museum Museum 0.5 mi. (0 km) ENE 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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