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.

Positioned 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 regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. Cormorant Beach is one of those beaches which rarely gets too crowded, even though it's central to many of the area's urban amenities.

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. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to buy food from one of the local vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

For your convenience, restrooms are available at Cormorant Beach. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some gear 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


Cormorant Beach is on the North coast of St. Croix. It is near Fort Sale Ruins, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is one of the local attractions.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Apothecary Hall, one of the closest museums, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

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 in the Christiansted area, so exploring the city is a convenient option. The nearby town of Christiansted is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the coast, Christiansted is just up the road, about three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Cormorant Beach will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's often visited by visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Vacationers seeking a room near Cormorant Beach won't find it very tough, as there is no shortage of accommodations to pick from in the immediate vicinity. Find the closest booking options by perusing those listed in the following table.

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


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. One of the closest restaurants is Pirate's Tavern. The restaurant has both International and Mexican dishes on the menu.

The following table lists nearby dining options.

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

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of St. Croix, so if Cormorant Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Another location you may want to try is Colony Cove, located within a short distance.

The Virgin Islands has so much to offer, and Cormorant Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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