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.

Situated in East End, in the same area as Knight, Isaac Bay Beach is on the East coast of St. Croix. You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying very close. This beach is not just another beach attraction, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in the Virgin Islands. While Isaac Bay Beach may be a little harder to reach, it offers unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

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 order some food from one of the local vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Fortunately, the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent 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 brings guests a calm and serene enclave, since the region surrounding the beach is more rural than urban.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the East coast of St. Croix; this area boasts other attractions such as Point Udall Monument, which is a half mile away.

Historical attractions like Coakley Bay Ruins provide a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Isaac Bay Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about the Virgin Islands, without having to go too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, this site can be found easily reached by taking a cab from this place of historical significance.

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 very close to Christiansted, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Not far away you'll find Christiansted, a city which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the beach, Christiansted is located roughly eight and a half miles (13 and a half kilometers) away.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Guests will find a nice assortment of resorts and hotels to choose from in the area around Isaac Bay Beach. The most convenient of which can be seen in the following table.

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

Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Isaac Bay Beach; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest places to eat is Starlite Grille. This restaurant offers both American and Caribbean dishes on the menu. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table lists dining options near this beach.

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

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Isaac Bay Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Another location you might enjoy is Davis Bay, found a worthwhile destination if you've got a 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. You'll find it three quarters of a mile to the west-southwest.

Another option worth considering is Grapetree Beach, which is located one and a quarter miles 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.

The Virgin Islands offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and dropping by Isaac Bay Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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