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

The North Shore is a good option for those wishing to visit Fort Sale Ruins, because guests staying in this area of the Virgin Islands will be pleased to have easy site access during their visit. There is a respectable amount of hotels in the area near this attraction.

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
Cane Bay Reef Club Resort 3.2 mi. (10.7 km) W
Waves at Cane Bay Hotel 3.3 mi. (10.7 km) W

Location and What's Nearby

There are dozens of restaurants to choose from in the neighborhood near this historical site. Pirate's Tavern, which has a menu full of International food, offers convenient access to the historic site. Also close-by, you'll come across options such as Chocolate BBQ and Blue's Backyard BBQ where you and your group can not end your meal without trying their specialty barbecue.


Operating Hours

The opening and closing hours for Fort Sale Ruins are not readily available, meaning your party's smartest option is calling beforehand to make sure the building is up and running when you and your companions intend to stop by.


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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