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.

Positioned in Cane Bay, this beach is on the North West coast of St. Croix. You might want even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Cane Bay Beach is one of those beaches that is never really too crowded, even though it's in a fairly popular area.

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 at this spot is also an option. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to try local specialties from one of the local vendors who are generally found here.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Cane Bay Beach. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you want to do some underwater exploration. 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


Cane Bay Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North West coast of St. Croix. It is close to Carambola Beach Golf Club, which is located two miles to the south west, and it is among the the area's interesting attractions.

If you want more information on the history of the Virgin Islands, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Columbus Landing Site, which is just a quick taxi trip away.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Cane Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Carambola Beach 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

The town of Frederiksted is close-by and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the beach, Frederiksted is a little ways off, maybe six and a half miles (ten kilometers) away.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Cane Bay Beach is not near very many major hotels, but you may see visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Travelers looking to find a hotel room near the beach won't have a tough time, as there are plenty of hotels and resorts to choose from close-by. You will find the closest hotel booking options by perusing what's shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Cane Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Waves at Cane Bay 0.4 mi. NNE Hotel
Cane Bay Reef Club 0.4 mi. NE Resort
Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort & Spa 1.5 mi. WSW Resort
Arawak Bay: The Inn at Salt River 2.8 mi. E Hotel
Villa Margarita Oceanfront Guesthouse 3.2 mi. E Guest house
Mount Victory Camp 4.2 mi. WSW Lodge
Inn at Pelican Heights 4.6 mi. E Hotel
The Palms at Pelican Cove 5.3 mi. E Hotel
Pelican Cove Beach Condos 5.5 mi. E Hotel
Frederiksted Hotel 6.3 mi. SW Hotel


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to eat at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without going too far from the coast. Eat @ Cane Bay is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves both Caribbean and International cuisines. Many guests rave about their coffee and hamburgers. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

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
Waves at Cane Bay (340) 718-1815 International Informal 0.4 mi. NNE
Rowdy Joe's (340) 718-0055 -- -- 0.8 mi. ENE
Above the Cliff (340) 718-1100 International, Tex-Mex Very Casual 0.8 mi. ENE
Spratnet Beach Bar (340) 719-8485 International Very Casual -- --
Saman Restaurant (340) 778-3800 Continental Very Casual 1.5 mi. WSW
SOS Antiques (340) 774-2074 -- -- 1.5 mi. WSW
Mt. Pellier Domino Club (340) 713-9052 Bar and grill Very Casual 3.2 mi. SW
Pirate's Tavern (340) 778-9650 International, Mexican Very Casual 3.3 mi. E
La Reine Chicken Shack (340) 778-5717 Cajun, Caribbean Very Casual 3.7 mi. SE
Pizza Hut Villa La Reine (340) 778-2100 Italian Very Casual 3.8 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Cane Bay Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

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 offers more action, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. You'll find it three and a half miles to the east.

Another location you may want to try is Cormorant Beach, which is 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.

Perhaps Cane Bay Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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