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.


Located 0.4 mi. west-southwest of downtown Cruz Bay, Frank Bay invites tourists rooming in or near this town. But even if you aren't staying in the vicinity, you should feel free to stop by to check out the sights.

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 build up an appetite exploring this bay, you're going to be in luck, as you will find a wide variety of restaurants in this general area. The most frequented nearby place to eat to Frank Bay is Ocean 362, which offers American meals. It's just about a couple hundred yards away from this body of water, so check it out and peruse the menu. The Terrace Restaurant and The Beach Bar are some of the additional food and drink options near Frank Bay where you could enjoy the local foods and culture of the Virgin Islands.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that are a fan of bays, and are interested in visiting others, might check out Turner Bay and Cruz Bay; the first of which is a quarter mile to the south-southeast of Frank Bay. Other types of nearby attractions include Ivan Jadan Museum, which is within driving distance in downtown Cruz Bay. You might also consider heading to Franklin Powell Park, which is another attraction not far away.

Bays are a great attraction to visit, but there's more to visit in the Virgin Islands. The following table includes other attractions close-by.

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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