Isaac Bay Beach

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.

Located on the eastern edge of East End, in the same general area as Knight, Isaac Bay Beach is on the East coast of St. Croix. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. There are plenty of advantages to visiting a beach that isn't crowded into a major metropolitan area; the lovely, less-traveled shores of beaches like Isaac Bay Beach allow you much more room to spread out and feel comfortable.

How to Access The Beach
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).

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. If available, you could also buy food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. The water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you're looking to see some exciting marine life. 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 those who visit an idyllic and relaxing experience, in part because the surrounding area is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This pleasant stretch of sand known as Isaac Bay Beach is on the East coast of St. Croix. It is close to Point Udall Monument, which is located a half mile to the northeast, and it is one of a few attractions close-by.

If you want to combine some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Steeple Building, a lovely museum found eight and a half miles to the west, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

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

Activities and Attractions Near Isaac Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
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

Cities and Towns

Isaac Bay Beach is near Christiansted, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. The closest town is Christiansted, which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the beach, Christiansted is located roughly eight and a half miles (13 and a half kilometers) away.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

You'll find a good amount of places to stay which can be reached in the car. Some of the closest possibilities can be viewed in the following list.

Accommodations near Isaac Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino 2.2 W Resort
Chenay Bay Beach Resort 5.6 W Hotel
Tamarind Reef Hotel 6.5 W Resort

Food

If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. Starlite Grille is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers both American and Caribbean dishes on the menu. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby dining options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Isaac Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Starlite Grille (877) 773-9700 American, Caribbean, Fusion Informal 2.2 mi. W
Villa Madeleine (340) 773-7877 -- -- 2.3 mi. W
Good Spirits -- -- -- 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 -- --

Other Beaches

Isaac Bay Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit on St. Croix.

Another location you might enjoy is Davis Bay, situated a little ways off, but can be reached in the car. 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. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, Jack's Bay Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's found three quarters of a mile to the west-southwest.

Vacationers may also want to visit 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.

Perhaps Isaac Bay Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in the Virgin Islands you might like.

 

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