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

You may enjoy staying in the North Shore if you plan on visiting Fort Sale Ruins, as visitors to this region of the Virgin Islands will be excited to have easy site access for the duration of their trip. If you want to book your stay close to this historical site, there are a moderate variety of lodging options close-by.

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
Hibiscus Beach Resort Resort 2.1 mi. (3.6 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
Cane Bay Reef Club Resort 3.2 mi. (10.7 km) W

Location and What's Nearby

Recreational opportunities like hitting a few rounds of golf and heading to the beach are by no means hard to come by in the region. Historic site visitors with a keen interest in golf will surely enjoy heading over to nearby Carambola Beach Golf Club. Uneventful days can also be enjoyed at Columbus Landing Beach, the nearest beach. However, while these options may be the most convenient to access, you'll still have access to at least a few other equally enjoyable recreation options. Because you'll also have access to at the very least one indoor attraction, the surrounding area will be an enjoyable area of the Virgin Islands to look around. One of the more convenient attractions near Fort Sale Ruins is Columbus Landing Site, and you can find it a short distance away.


Operating Hours

You might want to give the site a call ahead to determine their hours of operation.


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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