1 | Cane Bay Beach
Located on the northern coast of St. Croix, Cane Bay Beach features ideal waters for for snorkeling. Cane Bay Wall, a drop-off just 200 yards from the shore, is spectacular for viewing underwater coral and sea life.
The center of Cane Bay is a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) north of this beach.
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1 | Turtle Beach
Situated off the northern coast of St. Croix, Buck Island is a beautiful, uninhabited island that is protected by the U.S. Government.
Guests will find this beach on Buck Island, approximately two and a half miles (approximately three and a half kilometers) north of the center of Cotton Valley.
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1 | Sprat Hall Beach
Sprat Hall Beach, located on St. Croix, is a mile-long beach area perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Beyond a few local, private residencies, the area is undeveloped, which adds to the amazing ambiance given by the Caribbean Sea.
Head 3.4 miles (5.4 km) north from the center of Frederiksted to find this beach.
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1 | Davis Bay
Davis Bay, located on the northwestern coast of St. Croix, features a long stretch of soft white sands and complimentary hammocks and beach chairs from the nearby resort. This beautiful beach that is good for families, as it invites guests to play in the exciting waters at Davis Bay.
This beach is within traveling range from Frederiksted, a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) west-southwest of the center of Cane Bay.
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1 | Columbus Landing Beach
The historically important Columbus Landing Beach at Salt River Beach is the only spot on United States soil where members from Christopher Columbus' expedition were known to have touched land. The landing occurred in 1493, and it was also the site of the first armed fight between Europeans and natives.
This beach is within easy traveling range of Christiansted, four and a half miles (seven kilometers) northwest of the center of downtown Christiansted.
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2 | Cormorant Beach
Located on the northeastern end of St. Croix, Cormorant Beach features beautiful sands and mostly calm waters for the perfect beach experience. Snorkeling is a popular attraction at the Cormorant Beach Club because of the great offshore reef, and other watersport activities are also available at the beach's own watersports center.
Guests will find this beach a mile (a kilometer and a half) east of Columbus Landing Beach.
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3 | Hibiscus Beach
Located at Hibiscus Beach Resort just west of Christiansted, Hibiscus Beach is known for its snorkeling -- though snorkelers are warned to keep an eye out for a strong undertow when the water is rough.
Make your way 1.2 miles (2.0 km) to the southeast from Cormorant Beach to get to this beach.
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1 | Grotto Beach
One of the beaches set on the Buccaneer Resort's property, Grotto Beach features not only the sandy surf, but a pool, a grill, and three holes of the golf course. Buccaneer guests enjoy the possible watersports available here.
This beach is situated on the eastern outskirts of Christiansted, a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) to the east-northeast of the center of downtown Christiansted.
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2 | Mermaid Beach
Crowded by guests staying at the Buccaneer Resort, Mermaid Beach has all the amenities you could want in a beach. Whether you want to lounge seaside with a cocktail in hand or participate in watersports, you'll love this sunny spot.
Visitors can find this beach a quarter mile (a half kilometer) from Grotto Beach.
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3 | Shoy's Beach
One of three beaches with ties to the Buccaneer Resort, Shoy's Beach is great for swimming and sunbathing. Usually this spot is crowded with resort guests, but others are welcome to join in the fun.
From Mermaid Beach, go a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) north-northeast to reach this beach.
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1 | Tamarind Reef Beach
Tamarind Reef Beach, located on St. Croix, offers a great beach experience for the whole family. Lined with sea grapes and palm trees, the soft, sandy shoreline is great for strolling along and ideal for suntanning.
This beach can be found within easy traveling range of Christiansted, three miles (four and a half kilometers) east of the center of Christiansted.
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2 | Chenay Bay Beach
Chenay Bay Beach is a one mils stretch of sand that Chenay Bay Beach Resort calls its own. Guests of the resort have access to all of the amenities set on the beach, making it an extra perk for staying at the hotel, but in truth, it is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.
Tamarind Reef Beach is located a few hundred yards (a few hundred meters) to the west-southwest of this beach.
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3 | Coakley Bay Beach
Known for its snorkeling opportunities, Coakley Bay Beach remains undeveloped. Though you may look forward to the idea of having an entire beach to yourself, make sure to always bring a friend for safety's sake.
Chenay Bay Beach is less than a mile (a kilometer and a half) west of this beach.
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Clear blue waters and views of the mountains are the one thing that all of Christiansted's beaches have in common. From there, the grain of the sand will very from slightly rocky to smooth and soft, and the surf has a mind of its own in each location as well. You will find an abundance of beaches to consider in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of the beaches, for vacationers who enjoy… more…
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1 | Turner Hole
Turner Hole is popular amongst locals who are looking for a quiet spot to get away with the family.
Go about three quarters of a mile (a little more than a kilometer) to the west-southwest from the center of Knight to get to this beach.
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2 | Reef Beach
Reef Beach, located on St. Croix, features soft sand, palm trees, and a beautiful view of the clear sea. Sit on the beach amid stunning views and watch the windsurfers dance along the waters, or spend some time in the colorful beach bar and restaurant, where you'll find spectacular local fare.
This beach is 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from Turner Hole.
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3 | Grapetree Beach
Grapetree Beach, located on the southeastern coast of St. Croix, is a fine spot for all types of watersports, especially for snorkelers exploring the nearby barrier reef. Rocky waves create unusual swimming and body surfing opportunities, while the white sands are soft for sunbathing.
Reef Beach is less than a mile (a kilometer and a half) to the northwest of this beach.
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4 | Cramer Park
Located on the eastern end of St. Croix, Cramer Park features a beautiful, remote beach experience that immerses its guests in nature. The calm, shallow water and the soft white sand provide the visitor-friendly environment, while nearby Farleigh Dickinson Territorial Park provides another excellent getaway.
Situated in the neighborhood of East End, this beach is located less than a mile from Grapetree Beach.
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5 | Jacobs Bay
Located on the east end of St. Croix, Jack's Bay provides a remote, natural beach experience. Rarely populated, the beach area provides a long stretch of soft, white sand and clear waters.
From Cramer Park, go less than a mile (a kilometer and a half) to the south to get to this beach.
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6 | Isaac Bay
Issac Bay Beach lies on the far eastern coast of the St. Croix and requires some travel to reach. The relative islolation of this beach means that guests are guaranteed a secluded spot.
Travel three quarters of a mile (one and a quarter kilometers) east-northeast from Jack's Bay Beach to get to this beach.
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1 | Rainbow Beach
Extremely popular with families, this beach has a beach volleyball court and a beach bar for guests. The shore's rocky bottom is still good for swimming and snorkeling, and there are also prime dive sites offshore.
Situated within easy traveling range of Frederiksted, this beach is a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) to the north-northwest of the center of Frederiksted.
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White sandy shores backed by open-air bars set the tone for Frederiksted beaches, though it is important to be aware that a few are rockier and less pleasant for a day of lounging in the sun. These beaches are instead great for watersports, and snorkeling is especially prominent. You will discover an abundance of beaches to consider in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some of the beaches, for visitors… more…
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1 | Wacho Beach
Located in rural St. Croix just outside of the major tourism centers, Wacho Beach is a fine choice for anyone looking for the quintessential tropical beach without the crowds or city-views.
If you're coming from the center of downtown Christiansted, go three miles (four and a half kilometers) south to find this beach.
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2 | Half Penny Beach
Also known as Haypenny Bay an Ha penny Bach, Half Penny Beach is a long stretch of sand that stays pretty deserted most of the time. With just a small bed and breakfast and a dining club nearby, there isn't too much tourist activity, thought the waters are calm enough and pretty enough to warrant it.
Interested visitors will be able to find this beach within traveling range from Christiansted, 0.5 miles (0.9 km) east of Wacho Beach.
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