Sandy Point Beach

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The longest beach on St. Croix, Sandy Point Beach is part of the Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge. At three miles, this natural beach offers visitors plenty of space to explore, snorkel, and look for wildlife.

Located on the island of St. Croix, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. The beaches in the Virgin Islands aren't usually known for their peace and quiet, but you'll find Sandy Point Beach to be a little calmer than most, making it just the right spot for vacationers who don't want to wander too far away, but would rather avoid the most hectic parts of town.

How to Access The Beach
Sandy Point is located just south of Frederiksted, and is easily accessible by taking the coastal road south. Just keep in mind that the beach is three miles long, and the road only takes you to the first portion. If you want to explore it all, you are in for some walking. Also keep in mind the parts of the beach in Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge follow the refuge's hours of 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Amenities and Ambiance

Clear blue water on one side, and the wildlife refuge on the other, Sandy Point is a quiet and secluded beach that is perfect for laying out in the sun, snorkeling, and exploring. The beach itself is occasionally visited by a variety of wildlife, including sea turtles. The refuge also has some hiking trails not far from the beach, offering even more of an opportunity to spot some native St. Croix species.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. The water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of St. Croix. It is close to Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts, which is located one and a quarter miles away, and it is one of the attractions in the region.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of the Virgin Islands, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Fort Frederik, which is just a walk or cab ride away.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Sandy Point Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts Museum 1.2 mi. NNE St. Croix
Fort Frederik Historical Site 1.4 mi. NNE St. Croix
Buddhoe Park Park 1.5 mi. NNE St. Croix
Paul E Joseph Stadium Sporting Event Venue 1.6 mi. NNE St. Croix
Teres Veho Watersports Operator 1.6 mi. N St. Croix

Cities and Towns

The town of Frederiksted is close-by and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the coast, Frederiksted is just up the road, roughly one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Though travelers will not find that many accommodations close-by, those accommodation options closest to Sandy Point Beach can be viewed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Sandy Point Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sand Castle on the Beach 0.5 mi. NE Hotel
Frederiksted Hotel 1.2 mi. NNE Hotel


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Beach Side Cafe. The restaurant serves delicious contemporary cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their comfort food. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a little ways away.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Sandy Point Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Beach Side Cafe (340) 772-1266 Contemporary Informal 0.5 mi. NE
Turtle's After Dark (340) 772-3936 American, Caribbean Very Casual 1.0 mi. NNE
Turtle's Deli (340) 772-3676 American Very Casual 1.0 mi. NNE
Paradise St. Croix (340) 692-2233 Creole, Latin American Informal 1.0 mi. NNE
Freedom City Restaurant (340) 227-0682 Caribbean, Continental Very Casual -- --
Los Angeles Cafe Bar & Restaurant (340) 772-0016 -- -- -- --
St. Tropez (340) 772-3000 European, French -- -- --
Taste of Margaritas Restaurant & Bar (340) 772-3322 -- -- -- --
The Spicy Grill (340) 778-6270 American -- -- --
The West End Grill (340) 772-2160 Caribbean, Latin American -- -- --
Tropical Java (340) 773-5282 Coffeehouse -- -- --
Frederiksted Hotel (340) 772-0500 -- -- 1.2 mi. NNE

Other Beaches

Sandy Point Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out on St. Croix.

You might also enjoy Davis Bay, found a short taxi ride away. With a gorgeous beach, Davis Bay is a fine swimming spot on the northern side of St. Croix, and although it can get a bit windy, families and bodysurfers gravitate to this area to play in the waters. More active guests, though, may be interested in Dorsch Beach, which could provide more action, and isn't far from other popular destinations. It's found a half mile to the northeast.

You may also want to consider La Grange, which is located a mile and a half away.

The Virgin Islands has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Sandy Point Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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