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.

Located on the island of St. Croix, Coakley Bay Beach is on the North edge of the island, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity.

How to Access The Beach

Coakley Bay Beach is accessible off a dirt road leading off from Route 82. Look out for a small sign that reads "Nature Preserve of St. Croix Environmental Association."

Amenities and Ambiance

Featuring white sands and lots of sea grass, Coakley Bay Beach is a great spot for visitors who are looking to steer clear of large resort crowds. Sea grape trees provide shade on these deserted shores.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Coakley Bay Beach on the North coast of St. Croix; the area is home to other attractions such as Coakley Bay Ruins, which is not very far away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Steeple Building, a lovely museum found easily by taxi, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in the Virgin Islands. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Coakley Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Coakley Bay Ruins Historical Site 0.2 mi. E St. Croix
Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.5 mi. WNW Green Cay
Reef Golf Course Golf Course 2.2 mi. E St. Croix
Buccaneer Golf Course Golf Course 2.3 mi. W St. Croix
Divi Carina Bay Casino Casino 2.8 mi. ESE St. Croix
Fort Louisa Augusta Light Lighthouse 3.3 mi. W St. Croix
D C Canegata Ballpark Sporting Event Venue 3.4 mi. WSW St. Croix
Fort Christiansted Historical Site 3.9 mi. W St. Croix
Customs House Historical Site 3.9 mi. W St. Croix
Steeple Building Museum 3.9 mi. W St. Croix
Scale House Historical Site 4.0 mi. W St. Croix
Mitchell Larsen Studio Art Gallery 4.0 mi. W St. Croix

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Christiansted, a town which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the coast, Christiansted isn't far off, roughly four miles (six and a half kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent amount of hotel rooms a car ride away. Some of the closest possibilities are displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Coakley Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Chenay Bay Beach Resort 0.9 mi. W Hotel
Tamarind Reef Hotel 1.8 mi. W Resort
Buccaneer 2.5 mi. W Resort
Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino 2.8 mi. ESE Resort
Hotel on the Cay 3.9 mi. W Hotel
King Christian Hotel 4.0 mi. W Hotel
Hotel Caravelle 4.1 mi. W Hotel
Holger Danske Hotel 4.1 mi. W Hotel
Club Comanche 4.2 mi. W Hotel
Carringtons Inn 4.9 mi. WSW Hotel


When you start craving an afternoon snack, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far from the sea. Cultured Pelican is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves Italian cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their pasta and pizza.

Nearby restaurants are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Coakley Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cultured Pelican (340) 773-3333 Italian Informal -- --
Island House Restaurant -- -- -- 0.9 mi. W
Mahi's Seaside Seafood Bar and Grill (340) 718-2918 Caribbean Informal 0.9 mi. W
Cheeseburgers in Paradise (340) 773-1119 American Very Casual 1.2 mi. W
The Galleon (340) 718-9948 Caribbean, Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Fine Dining 1.6 mi. W
Blue Water Terrace (340) 692-2583 International Very Casual 1.7 mi. E
Deep End Bar & Grill (340) 718-7071 American, Caribbean -- -- --
Duggan's Reef (340) 773-9800 Caribbean Fine Dining 2.4 mi. E
Good Spirits -- -- -- 2.4 mi. E
Kendrick's (340) 712-2100 Caribbean, Italian Informal 2.5 mi. W
The Terrace (340) 712-2100 Caribbean, International Informal 2.5 mi. W
The Mermaid (340) 712-2100 American, International Informal 2.5 mi. W

Other Beaches

St. Croix has many nice beaches, and Coakley Bay Beach is just one option.

Travelers may also want to consider Chenay Bay Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

The Virgin Islands has a lot to offer its visitors, but Coakley Bay Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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