Issac Bay Beach lies on the far eastern coast of the St. Croix and requires some travel to reach. The relative islolation of this beach means that guests are guaranteed a secluded spot. For adventurous travelers the 20 minute hike to the beach is part of the fun and, once there, fantastic swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling opportunities await guests. Be prepared, for there are no facilities of any kind here, just the rustic, unspoilt scenery.
Situated on the eastern outskirts of East End, in the same vicinity as Knight, Isaac Bay Beach is on the East coast of St. Croix. You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying very close. This beach is not just another beach attraction, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches in the Virgin Islands. While Isaac Bay Beach may be a bit off the beaten path, it's the best place to take an undisturbed nap on the sand.
Access to the beach requires a 20-minute hike and is impossible to reach without a four wheel drive vehicle. As such, guests should be physically able and prepared with hiking essentials (water, strong shoes).
The eastern coast of St. Croix is home to Isaac Bay Beach, a secluded spot that can only be reached after a 20 minute hike through the island's unspoilt scenery. Smooth sands and turquoise waters are typical of this stunning beach, which offers prime swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling at its colorful barrier reef. To the east lies Jack's Bay, another secluded area which separates the private houses from Issac's. To the north is Fairleigh Dickinson Territorial Park, which adds to the area's sense of back-to-nature beauty.
Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. Sometimes, visitors will be able to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.
Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you want to see the underwater world. Visitors to Isaac Bay Beach can claim it as their own for the day. The difficulty reaching this secluded spot keeps many visitors away.
Isaac Bay Beach offers an idyllic and serene enclave, as the surrounding region is positioned apart from more urban areas.
Travelers will find Isaac Bay Beach on the East coast of St. Croix; it will be near other attractions like Point Udall Monument, which is only a short distance away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.
Some may feel that museums and beaches are an odd combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Steeple Building (positioned eight and a half miles to the west) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a whole new way to view the Virgin Islands' traditions and culture.
Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.
|Point Udall Monument||Monument||0.6||NE||St. Croix|
|Divi Carina Bay Casino||Casino||2.2||W||St. Croix|
|Reef Golf Course||Golf Course||2.6||W||St. Croix|
|Coakley Bay Ruins||Historical Site||4.5||W||St. Croix|
|Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||6.2||W||Green Cay|
Christiansted is nearby and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the shore, Christiansted is a car ride off, about eight and a half miles (13 and a half kilometers) away.
Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.
There is a decent assortment of rooming options to pick from in the area around the beach. The most accessible of which are shown in the table that follows.
|Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino||2.2||W||Resort|
|Chenay Bay Beach Resort||5.6||W||Hotel|
|Tamarind Reef Hotel||6.5||W||Resort|
If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest restaurants is Starlite Grille. The restaurant serves both American and Caribbean menu items. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a short distance away.
Nearby dining options are shown in the table below.
|Starlite Grille||(877) 773-9700||American, Caribbean, Fusion||Informal||2.2 mi.||W|
|(340) 773-7877||--||--||2.3 mi.||W|
|Duggan's Reef||(340) 773-9800||Caribbean||Fine Dining||2.4 mi.||W|
|Blue Water Terrace||(340) 692-2583||International||Very Casual||3.1 mi.||W|
|Cultured Pelican||(340) 773-3333||Italian||Informal||--||--|
Travelers searching for the perfect beach on St. Croix will have lots of options besides Isaac Bay Beach.
Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Davis Bay, situated definitely within a car's reach of the shore. 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 few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from nearby attractions. It's found three quarters of a mile to the west-southwest.
You may also enjoy Grapetree Beach, which is located only a short distance 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.
Isaac Bay Beach 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 there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.
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