Fort Sale Ruins

Built in 1643 and abandoned in 1695, this triangular Dutch fort served four empires in its short history. Built by the Netherlands, it would later belong to the British, then the Spanish, and then finally the French who would abandon it. Its ruins are now part of the Salt River Bay National Park.


Visitors to the ruins will be able to explore the area and read informational signs to learn more about the fort that once stood here.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Fort Sale Ruins may choose to book their trip in the North Shore, as those staying in this area of the Virgin Islands will be pleased to have easy site access throughout their trip. There is a respectable bunch of hotels in the district near Fort Sale Ruins.

Hotels near Fort Sale Ruins
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Villa Margarita Oceanfront Guesthouse Guest house 0.3 mi. (7.3 km) WNW
Arawak Bay: The Inn at Salt River Hotel 0.7 mi. (7.7 km) W
Inn at Pelican Heights Hotel 1.5 mi. (4.5 km) SE
The Palms at Pelican Cove Hotel 2.2 mi. (3.4 km) SE
Pelican Cove Beach Condos Hotel 2.3 mi. (3.1 km) SE
Waves at Cane Bay Hotel 3.3 mi. (10.7 km) W
Carringtons Inn Hotel 4.0 mi. (1.6 km) SE

Location and What's Nearby

Vivacious explorers will likely be enticed by the area because of the ample availability of outdoor pursuits. Visitors who will enjoy showing their proficiency around the golf course, will be able to do so at the most convenient golfing opportunity, which is Carambola Beach Golf Club. Free moments can also be filled with time at Columbus Landing Beach, the most close-by beach. However, while these options may be the most convenient to access, you will still find several equally enjoyable recreation options. It's worth noting historic site visitors will be near at least one other interesting attraction. One of the more convenient attractions near Fort Sale Ruins is Columbus Landing Site, which you can find a short distance away.


Operating Hours

The opening and closing hours for Fort Sale Ruins are not readily available, meaning your smartest chance at success is phoning before you leave to ensure the attraction will be up and running when you mean to head over.


There is no fee for admission to ruins, nor to gain access to the National Park.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (340) 773-1460

Location: the North Shore, St. Croix



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