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.

Situated on the island of St. Croix, 3.2 miles east of downtown Christiansted, Chenay Bay Beach is on the North edge of the island, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Travelers looking for a spot that's a little out of the way, but still active, may find that Chenay Bay Beach is just the right spot. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it's not quiet or boring either.

How to Access The Beach
Chenay Bay Beach is located just east of Christiansted on Route 82.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

Chenay Bay Beach does have public restrooms for your convenience. It's also good to know that you will have access to umbrellas and chairs, so guests looking for a shaded area to relax will not be disappointed. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


Chenay Bay Beach is on the North coast of St. Croix. It is near some interesting sites like Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge, which is located three quarters of a mile to the , and it is among the favorite destinations in the area.

Beaches and museums may seem an odd combination to some, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like Steeple Building (positioned easily within cab range) offer an entertaining diversion and help visitors understand the Virgin Islands' interesting past.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Chenay Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.7 mi. NW Green Cay
Coakley Bay Ruins Historical Site 1.1 mi. E St. Croix
Buccaneer Golf Course Golf Course 1.5 mi. W St. Croix
Fort Louisa Augusta Light Lighthouse 2.4 mi. W St. Croix
D C Canegata Ballpark Sporting Event Venue 2.6 mi. WSW St. Croix
Fort Christiansted Historical Site 3.0 mi. WSW St. Croix
Customs House Historical Site 3.0 mi. WSW St. Croix
Steeple Building Museum 3.1 mi. WSW St. Croix
Scale House Historical Site 3.1 mi. W St. Croix
Mitchell Larsen Studio Art Gallery 3.1 mi. WSW St. Croix
Maria Henle Studio Art Gallery 3.1 mi. WSW St. Croix
Reef Golf Course Golf Course 3.1 mi. E St. Croix

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Christiansted, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the coast, Christiansted isn't far off, roughly three miles (five kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may meet visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a reasonable selection of places to stay which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient choices are displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Chenay Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Chenay Bay Beach Resort 0.0 mi. ESE Hotel
Tamarind Reef Hotel 0.9 mi. W Resort
Buccaneer 1.6 mi. W Resort
Hotel on the Cay 3.0 mi. W Hotel
King Christian Hotel 3.1 mi. W Hotel
Hotel Caravelle 3.2 mi. W Hotel
Holger Danske Hotel 3.3 mi. W Hotel
Club Comanche 3.4 mi. WSW Hotel
Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino 3.7 mi. ESE Resort
Carringtons Inn 4.0 mi. WSW Hotel


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Chenay Bay Beach; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest restaurants is Cheeseburgers in Paradise. This restaurant serves delicious American food. They're also renowned for their hamburgers. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's only a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Chenay Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cheeseburgers in Paradise (340) 773-1119 American Very Casual 0.4 mi. SW
The Galleon (340) 718-9948 Caribbean, Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Fine Dining 0.7 mi. W
Deep End Bar & Grill (340) 718-7071 American, Caribbean -- -- --
Cultured Pelican (340) 773-3333 Italian Informal -- --
The Grotto Grill (340) 712-2100 -- -- 1.5 mi. W
The Terrace (340) 712-2100 Caribbean, International Informal 1.5 mi. W
The Mermaid (340) 712-2100 American, International Informal 1.5 mi. W
The Brass Parrot (340) 712-2100 -- -- 1.6 mi. W
The Sugar Mill -- -- -- 1.6 mi. W
Pickled Greek (340) 713-1868 Greek Very Casual 2.1 mi. WSW
Sharkey's Bait Stand (340) 719-9935 American, International, Tex-Mex Very Casual 2.6 mi. WSW
Blue Water Terrace (340) 692-2583 International Very Casual 2.6 mi. E

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Chenay Bay Beach.

You may also enjoy Tamarind Reef Beach, located within a couple of miles. Book your next St. Croix vacation at the Tamarind Reef Hotel, which is situated on the magnificent beach front property of the Tamarind Reef Beach.

The Virgin Islands has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Chenay Bay Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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