Davis Bay

Davis Bay, located on the northwestern coast of St. Croix, features a long stretch of soft white sands and complimentary hammocks and beach chairs from the nearby resort. This beautiful beach that is good for families, as it invites guests to play in the exciting waters at Davis Bay.

Set in the North Shore, 1.6 miles west-southwest of Cane Bay, Davis Bay is on the West edge of St. Croix. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. The beaches found throughout the Virgin Islands tend to be fairly quiet and secluded, but Davis Bay stands out as a pleasant exception to this rule.

How to Access The Beach
The beach can be accessed by car via the local road (named, simply, "Prosperity"), which branches off of route 78. Guests should keep a look out for Carambola Beach Resort, which lines the beach. Though the resort supplies the hammocks and maintains the area, the beach itself is open to the public.

Amenities and Ambiance

On the northern side of St. Croix lies Davis Bay, a true Caribbean beach, with impeccable white sands and good waves for swimming. Although it is a little windy on the northern coast and there is no snorkeling here, bodysurfers come out in large numbers to ride the rocky waves. The landscape surrounding the area is beautiful and features incredible green hills and majestic palm trees.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. You might also have the option to try local specialties from one of the local vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Davis Bay does have public restrooms for your convenience. Also, there are lounge chairs available at this beach. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab your equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface. With a resort along the shore, the crowd at the beach consists mainly of tourists, and this area is especially popular with families and spirited swimmers.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the West coast of St. Croix; this area boasts other attractions such as Carambola Beach Golf Club, which is pretty close, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of the Virgin Islands, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. One of the nearest historical attractions is Estate Mount Washington Plantation, which is one of the closest places of historical significance to Davis Bay.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Davis Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Carambola Beach Golf Club Golf Course 0.8 S St. Croix
Hams Bluff Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.0 W St. Croix
Estate Mount Washington Plantation Historical Site 3.9 WSW St. Croix
Cruzan Rum Factory Distillery 4.2 SSW St. Croix
Paul E Joseph Stadium Sporting Event Venue 4.6 SW St. Croix

Cities and Towns

Frederiksted is the closest town and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the shore, Frederiksted isn't far off, maybe five miles (eight kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may encounter guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Those trying to find a place to stay near the beach shouldn't have a difficult time, as there is no shortage of hotels and resorts to choose from in the area. You will find the closest booking options by looking over what's shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Davis Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort & Spa 0.1 mi. SE Resort
Waves at Cane Bay 1.9 mi. NE Hotel
Cane Bay Reef Club 1.9 mi. NE Resort
Mount Victory Camp 2.7 mi. WSW Lodge
Arawak Bay: The Inn at Salt River 4.2 mi. E Hotel
Villa Margarita Oceanfront Guesthouse 4.7 mi. E Guest house
Frederiksted Hotel 4.9 mi. SW Hotel
Villa Morales 5.2 mi. SSW Guest house
Sand Castle on the Beach 5.5 mi. SW Hotel
Inn at Pelican Heights 6.0 mi. E Hotel

Food

Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to visit a local restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the nearest restaurants is SOS Antiques.

Nearby restaurants are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Davis Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
SOS Antiques (340) 774-2074 -- -- 0.0 mi. S
Saman Restaurant (340) 778-3800 Continental Very Casual 0.1 mi. SE
Spratnet Beach Bar (340) 719-8485 International Very Casual -- --
Eat @ Cane Bay (340) 718-0360 Caribbean, International Very Casual 1.5 mi. ENE
Off the Wall (340) 778-4771 American, International Very Casual 1.7 mi. ENE
Waves at Cane Bay (340) 718-1815 International Informal 1.9 mi. NE
Mt. Pellier Domino Club (340) 713-9052 Bar and grill Very Casual 1.9 mi. SSW
Rowdy Joe's (340) 718-0055 -- -- 2.4 mi. ENE
Above the Cliff (340) 718-1100 International, Tex-Mex Very Casual 2.4 mi. ENE
Crucian Wings -- -- -- 3.6 mi. S
Subway Carlton (340) 772-0048 American Very Casual 3.9 mi. S
Bernie's Restaurant & Cafe (340) 713-8390 American, Caribbean -- 4.3 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Davis Bay doesn't suit their tastes.

If the active mood at Davis Bay has you wanting more of the same, consider also visiting Cane Bay Beach, a beach with a similar ambiance. It is located a mile and a half to the east-northeast. Cane Bay Beach on St. Croix, offers a tranquil beach environment to guests, where the Cane Bay Wall, a coral dropoff, provides excellent snorkeling and scuba diving in a relatively unpopulated area.

You might also want to visit La Grange, located reasonably close-by, which means a quick ride in a taxi is an easy option. La Grange beach, off of St. Croix, is a good beach where swimmers and snorkelers enjoy the sparkling blue waters, and beach loungers love the soft sands and complemetary chairs.

The Virgin Islands has plenty to offer its visitors, so visiting Davis Bay is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.

 

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