Located on the eastern end of St. Croix, Cramer Park features a beautiful, remote beach experience that immerses its guests in nature. The calm, shallow water and the soft white sand provide the visitor-friendly environment, while nearby Farleigh Dickinson Territorial Park provides another excellent getaway.
Situated in East End, in the vicinity of Knight, Cramer Park is on the East edge of St. Croix. You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying very close. It's often said that Cramer Park is perfect for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Most other beaches you'll come across in the Virgin Islands may be just as refreshing as Cramer Park, but are usually more crowded since they're located by some of the most popular tourist areas in town.
Visitors should expect to drive to access Cramer Park, as it sits on the far eastern coast of the island. East End Road links together with Cramer Park, where cars can park directly next to the beach.
Cramer Park remains relatively isolated, as it is surrounded by Knight Bay and Boiler Bay, each of which have remained undeveloped. The area is filled with palm trees and soft sand, while picnic tables, bathrooms, and bbq grills lie near the entrance. Visitors can see the sillohette of Buck island in the distance, while lush green hills border fill the coast.
Enjoy the use of picnic tables——a perk even for those who don't want to dine here.
There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. You'll find the waters off-shore to be fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you want to do some underwater exploration.
This spot is on the East coast of St. Croix; the area is home to other attractions such as Point Udall Monument, which is only a short distance 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 a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Steeple Building, a lovely museum found a relatively quick cab ride away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.
The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.
|Point Udall Monument||Monument||1.3||E||St. Croix|
|Divi Carina Bay Casino||Casino||1.6||SW||St. Croix|
|Reef Golf Course||Golf Course||1.7||W||St. Croix|
|Coakley Bay Ruins||Historical Site||3.6||W||St. Croix|
|Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||5.3||W||Green Cay|
Cramer Park is very close to Christiansted, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Christiansted is nearby and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the coast, Christiansted is located roughly seven and a half miles (12 and a half kilometers) away.
The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how full nearby hotel rooms are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.
Visitors will find a pretty good selection of hotels to pick from in the vicinity of Cramer Park. The most convenient of which are listed in the table that follows.
|Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino||1.7||SW||Resort|
|Chenay Bay Beach Resort||4.7||W||Hotel|
|Tamarind Reef Hotel||5.6||W||Resort|
If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. One of the nearest restaurants is. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's not far off the beach at all.
Nearby dining options are shown below.
|Duggan's Reef||(340) 773-9800||Caribbean||Fine Dining||1.5 mi.||W|
|(340) 773-7877||--||--||1.6 mi.||WSW|
|Starlite Grille||(877) 773-9700||American, Caribbean, Fusion||Informal||1.7 mi.||SW|
|Blue Water Terrace||(340) 692-2583||International||Very Casual||2.2 mi.||W|
|Cultured Pelican||(340) 773-3333||Italian||Informal||--||--|
|Mahi's Seaside Seafood Bar and Grill||(340) 718-2918||Caribbean||Informal||4.7 mi.||W|
|Cheeseburgers in Paradise||(340) 773-1119||American||Very Casual||5.0 mi.||W|
St. Croix has several beautiful beaches, so Cramer Park is not your only option.
You might also enjoy Davis Bay, found within the range of a cab. With a gorgeous beach, Davis Bay is a fine swimming spot on the northern side of St. Croix, and although it can get a bit windy, families and bodysurfers gravitate to this area to play in the waters. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Jack's Bay Beach could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to nearby attractions. You'll find it less than a mile to the south.
You may also want to consider Grapetree Beach, located three quarters of a mile away. On the southeast side of St. Croix, Grapetree Beach's white sands and active waters are popular with watersport enthusiasts looking to ride the waves.
Cramer Park could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.
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