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. Restaurants, bars, and dive shops sit nearby, making the beach an excellent spot for those that are looking to explore all that St. Croix has to offer.

Set near the middle of Cane Bay, this beach is on the North West edge of St. Croix. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Travelers looking for a spot that's a little out of the way, but still active, may find that Cane Bay Beach is just the right spot. It's not one of the beaches that's always brimming with visitors, but it's not dead and empty either.

How to Access The Beach
Cane Bay beach is easily accessible via taxi or car, particularly due to the beach's popularity among locals. Drivers should follow Cane Bay Road up until its intersection with Plantation Road, where there is a small car park.

Amenities and Ambiance

Cane Bay Beach is on the northern side of St. Croix, where the breeze picks up and the waters are not often calm. An offshore reef and nearby dropoff create incredible snorkeling and scuba diving sites where guests can view all types of underwater life. Soft white sands and good waters invite guests to swim and enjoy the beach. A canopy of swaying palms provides shade to visitors who need a break from the sun.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. Sometimes, visitors will be able to get lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Cane Bay Beach does have public restrooms for your convenience. The water in the area is of good snorkeling quality, so grab some equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life. Although the snorkeling here is some of the best on the island, this area only attracts a modest number of visitors to its shores, ensuring a tranquil experience.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North West coast of St. Croix. Carambola Golf Club is located two miles away, and it is one of a few favorite local destinations.

If you want more information on the history of the Virgin Islands, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Columbus Landing Site, which is three and a half miles to the east.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Cane Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Carambola Golf Club Golf Course 1.9 SW St. Croix
Columbus Landing Site Historical Site 3.4 E St. Croix
Fort Sale Ruins Historical Site 3.5 E St. Croix
Hams Bluff Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.3 W St. Croix
Cruzan Rum Factory Distillery 5.4 SSW St. Croix

Cities and Towns

Frederiksted is the closest town and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From Cane Bay Beach, Frederiksted is found maybe six and a half miles (ten kilometers) away.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Because this beach is located in a relatively popular vacation spot, it usually isn't very difficult to find the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. For guests wanting to find a place that's near the water, the following table shows the closest accommodation options to Cane Bay Beach.

Accommodations near Cane Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Waves at Cane Bay 0.4 NNE Hotel
Arawak Bay: The Inn at Salt River 2.8 E Hotel
Villa Margarita Oceanfront Guesthouse 3.2 E Guest house


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to walk to a local restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without having to stray too far. One of the closest restaurants is Eat @ Cane Bay. The restaurant has both Caribbean and International menu items. They have become well-known, however, because of their coffee and hamburgers. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's only a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown below.

Restaurants near Cane Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Eat @ Cane Bay (340) 718-0360 Caribbean, International Very Casual 0.0 mi. S
Off the Wall (340) 778-4771 American, International Very Casual 0.2 mi. NNE
AMA at Cane Bay (651) 983-6589 Caribbean Informal 0.3 mi. NNE
Mt. Pellier Domino Club (340) 713-9052 Bar and grill Very Casual 3.2 mi. SW
La Reine Chicken Shack (340) 778-5717 Cajun, Caribbean Very Casual 3.7 mi. SE
McDonald's Ville La Reine (340) 778-1300 American Very Casual 3.9 mi. SE
Chocolate BBQ -- -- -- 4.7 mi. E
Blue's Backyard BBQ -- -- -- 4.9 mi. E
Subway Carlton (340) 772-0048 American Very Casual 4.9 mi. SSW

Other Beaches

Of course, Cane Bay Beach is just one of many beaches you might like on St. Croix.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Davis Bay, found only a short distance 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 Columbus Landing Beach, which could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. You'll find it three and a half miles to the east.

You may also enjoy Cormorant Beach, located four and a half miles to the east. Cormorant Beach Club offers fine snorkeling at an offshore reef although the current can sometimes be dangerous, and the soft white sands here attract many, but draw the homosexual community predominantly.

The Virgin Islands offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Cane Bay Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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