Cormorant Beach

Located on the northeastern end of St. Croix, Cormorant Beach features beautiful sands and mostly calm waters for the perfect beach experience. Snorkeling is a popular attraction at the Cormorant Beach Club because of the great offshore reef, and other watersport activities are also available at the beach's own watersports center.

Situated in Judith's Fancy, 3.3 miles northwest of downtown Christiansted, Cormorant Beach is on the North edge of St. Croix. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying very close. At Cormorant Beach, you'll have the best of both worlds: plenty to see and do nearby, but less crowds and noise than at other beaches.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is accessible by Jefferson Way, which runs parallel to the shoreline. A small area is available for parking, at which point guests are a few steps away from the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

About a quarter mile of smooth white sands complement the scattered palms along the shore at the Cormorant Beach Club. Just five miles west of Christiansted on St. Croix, this beach has an offshore reef that is good for snorkeling , yet when the seas are rough, watch out for the dangerous undertow.

The concession stand at this spot is also an option. Sometimes, visitors will be able to get lunch from one of the local vendors who set up shop at the beach.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab some equipment if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface. This beach is popular with the gay community on St. Croix and can sometimes get a bit crowded, especially on the weekends.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North coast of St. Croix. Fort Sale Ruins is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is among the attractions in the region.

Some may feel that museums and beaches are an odd combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Apothecary Hall (one of the closest to Cormorant Beach) offer a fun learning experience and a new way to experience the Virgin Islands' culture.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Cormorant Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort Sale Ruins Historical Site 1.0 mi. W St. Croix
Columbus Landing Site Historical Site 1.0 mi. W St. Croix
Christiansted Boardwalk Scenic Trail 3.2 mi. SE St. Croix
Maufe Gallery Art Gallery 3.3 mi. SE St. Croix
Scale House Historical Site 3.4 mi. SE St. Croix
The Lutheran Church Historical Site 3.4 mi. SE St. Croix
Government House Historical Site 3.4 mi. SE St. Croix
Apothecary Hall Museum 3.4 mi. SE St. Croix
Customs House Historical Site 3.4 mi. SE St. Croix
Maria Henle Studio Art Gallery 3.4 mi. SE St. Croix
Mitchell Larsen Studio Art Gallery 3.4 mi. SE St. Croix
St. Croix Archaeological Museum Museum 3.4 mi. SE St. Croix

Cities and Towns

Cormorant Beach is very close to Christiansted, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. The city of Christiansted is close-by and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the coast, Christiansted is not far away, roughly three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may see guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Those looking for a place to stay near Cormorant Beach shouldn't find it that tough, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to choose from in the area. Find the closest, most convenient lodging options by perusing those listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Cormorant Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Inn at Pelican Heights 0.8 mi. S Hotel
Villa Margarita Oceanfront Guesthouse 1.3 mi. W Guest house
The Palms at Pelican Cove 1.3 mi. SE Hotel
Pelican Cove Beach Condos 1.5 mi. SE Hotel
Arawak Bay: The Inn at Salt River 1.6 mi. W Hotel
Holger Danske Hotel 3.2 mi. SE Hotel
Club Comanche 3.2 mi. SE Hotel
Carringtons Inn 3.2 mi. SE Hotel
Hotel Caravelle 3.3 mi. SE Hotel
Hotel on the Cay 3.3 mi. SE Hotel


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Cormorant Beach; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest places to eat is Pirate's Tavern. The restaurant offers both International and Mexican menu items.

Some nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Cormorant Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Pirate's Tavern (340) 778-9650 International, Mexican Very Casual 1.1 mi. W
Chocolate BBQ -- -- -- 1.1 mi. S
Palms at Pelican Cove (340) 718-8920 Eclectic Informal 1.3 mi. SE
Blue's Backyard BBQ -- -- -- 1.3 mi. S
Darna Grill -- -- -- 1.5 mi. SSE
Salud Bistro (340) 718-7900 Mediterranean, Spanish -- 1.8 mi. SE
Un Amore (340) 692-9922 Italian -- 2.0 mi. SE
Smuggler's Cove (340) 719-1333 Italian -- 2.1 mi. SE
Breezez Bar & Restaurant (340) 718-7077 Caribbean -- 2.3 mi. SE
McDonald's Golden Rock -- American Very Casual 2.4 mi. SE
Subway Golden Rock -- American Very Casual 2.4 mi. SE
China Panda -- Chinese -- 2.6 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Cormorant Beach.

You may also enjoy Colony Cove, located only a short distance away.

Perhaps Cormorant 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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