Beaches on St. Croix

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Each beach on St. Croix seems to have a personality all its own, from the northside beaches which feature great snorkeling shallows, to the east end beaches which are rarely crowded if somewhat difficult to access.  Whether you're interested in participating in water sports or just splashing around in the surf, there is a beach for you on this gorgeous island.

Beach Choices In The Area

There are a large number of beaches to consider on the island. Snorkeling is available at several locations, for people who enjoy the underwater scene. To read a detailed article concerning any of these beaches just click on the names of the ones you're interested in.

Mermaid Beach

Grotto Beach: Grotto Beach is set just to the west of Buccaneer Resort, which is located at 5007 Estate Shoys in Christiansted. Although there is no fee to step foot on the beach, you will have to pay for parking.

Another alternative to consider is Mermaid Beach. Mermaid Beach set on the property of Buccaneer Resort and features blindingly white sands, shady coconut trees, and turquoise waters. Some areas of the beach are a bit rocky, while others are padded in seagrass, but no matter where you go, the water remains pretty calm.

Chenay Bay Beach: The horseshoe shaped Chenay Bay Beach features white sands and turquoise waters, with a good deal of amenities such as lounge chairs, hammocks, and kayak rentals.

The beaches on St. Croix are summarized below.

Beaches On St. Croix
Name Location Coast
Cane Bay Beach 0.1 mi. South of Central Cane Bay North West
Chenay Bay Beach 3.2 mi. East of Central downtown Christiansted North
Coakley Bay Beach 3.9 mi. East of Central Christiansted North
Colony Cove 1.2 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Christiansted North East
Columbus Landing Beach 3.4 mi. East of Central Cane Bay North
Cormorant Beach Judith's Fancy, Central St. Croix North
Cramer Park 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central Knight East
Davis Bay 1.6 mi. West-Southwest of Central Cane Bay West
Dorsch Beach 0.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central Frederiksted West
Grapetree Beach 2.0 mi. East of Central Cotton Valley East
Grotto Beach 1.4 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Christiansted East-Northeast
Half Penny Beach 2.8 mi. South of Central downtown Christiansted South
Hibiscus Beach Central St. Croix North East
Isaac Bay Beach 1.3 mi. East of Central Knight East
Jack's Bay Beach 0.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central Knight East
La Grange 0.5 mi. North of Central Frederiksted West
La Grange 0.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Frederiksted West
Mermaid Beach 1.6 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Christiansted East-Northeast
Rainbow Beach 1.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central Frederiksted West
Reef Beach 1.2 mi. East of Central Cotton Valley East
Sandy Point Beach 1.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central Frederiksted South West
Shoy's Beach 1.8 mi. Northeast of Downtown Christiansted North
Sprat Hall Beach 3.4 mi. North of Central Frederiksted West
Sugar Beach 1.1 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Christiansted North East
Tamarind Reef Beach 3.0 mi. East of Central downtown Christiansted East
Turner Hole 1.2 mi. Southeast of Central Cotton Valley East
Turtle Beach 2.3 mi. North of Central Cotton Valley West
Wacho Beach 2.8 mi. South of Central downtown Christiansted Southeast

Keep in mind that St. Croix has other attractions. To read our page about other attractions, go to this page.

 

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