Coakley Bay

Rarely busy, Coakley Bay on St. Croix is a beautiful beach that can be used by visitors for a day of uninterrupted snorkeling.

The white sand beach of Coakley Bay is often littered with sea grass and lined with sea grape trees rather than palms. The calm waters, which are great for snorkeling, features an ocean floor that is known to hold rocks and sea urchins.


Located in , always welcomes customers who are lodging in this part of the Virgin Islands. Even if you aren't staying in the vicinity, you are free to drop by to check out the sights.

Look for a small sign reading "Nature Preserve of St. Croix Environmental Association" just before a small dirt road to know where to turn to access Coakley Bay.

Located on the island of St. Croix, near Cotton Valley, Coakley Bay always welcomes local customers and travelers rooming on this part of the island. Even if you aren't staying in this location, you are free to drop by for some fun in the sun. If you're wondering, Christiansted is four miles (six and a half kilometers) to the west.

Nearby Restaurants

If you develop an appetite during your visit to this bay, don't worry -- you will find numerous choices of food offerings within traveling distance. The most convenient eatery to Coakley Bay is Cultured Pelican, which has a menu full of Italian fare. Island House Restaurant and Mahi's Seaside Seafood Bar and Grill are a couple other refreshment choices nearby. At Mahi's Seaside Seafood Bar and Grill you and your companions can test out Caribbean cuisine and experience the Virgin Islands culture.

Nearby Attractions

Those who enjoy bays, and have the energy to view some others, should consider Prune Bay and Solitude Bay; the first is 0.6 miles away from Coakley Bay. There are at least one or two additional attractions in the area, including Coakley Bay Ruins, which is a few hundred yards away St. Croix. Also, you might consider checking out Southgate Coastal Reserve, which is another nearby attraction.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Attractions Near Coakley Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Coakley Bay Ruins Historic Site 0.1 mi. (6.7 km) SE 4.1 mi. East of Christiansted
Southgate Coastal Reserve -- 1.3 mi. (4.5 km) W 2.8 mi. East of Christiansted
Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge Other Attraction 1.6 mi. (4.5 km) W Green Cay
Fort Louisa Augusta Light Other Attraction 3.4 mi. (1.2 km) W Christiansted
Fort Christiansted Historic Site 4.0 mi. (0.1 km) W Christiansted
D Hamilton Jackson Park -- 4.0 mi. (0.1 km) W Downtown Christiansted
Customs House Historic Site 4.0 mi. (0.1 km) W Downtown Christiansted
Steeple Building Museum 4.0 mi. (0.1 km) W Downtown Christiansted

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