Located on the east end of St. Croix, Jack's Bay provides a remote, natural beach experience. Rarely populated, the beach area provides a long stretch of soft, white sand and clear waters. Private houses and villas sit to the west, while long stretches of green, lush hillside sits to the north.
Located in East End, in the same area as Knight, Jack's Bay Beach is on the East coast of St. Croix. You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. This beach is not just another pleasant piece of the coast, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in the Virgin Islands. While Jack's Bay Beach may be a little more trouble to reach, visiting this beach instead of a more crowded one could make your experience less stressful.
Jack's Bay can be reached by vehicle. As the local roads are underdeveloped, guests should utilize a vehicle with four wheel drive.
Jack's Bay offers shallow, clear waters that are ideal for swimming or snorkeling. The long stretch of white sand is perfect for a quiet stroll, with few of the distractions that accompany some of the more popular beaches.
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 in the area is fit for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.
Jack's Bay Beach brings guests an idyllic and serene place to escape, thanks to the fact that the surrounding area is free of city-life and traffic.
Jack's Bay Beach is on the East coast of St. Croix. Point Udall Monument is located one and a quarter miles away, and it is among the attractions in the region.
Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like Steeple Building (found eight miles to the west) offer an entertaining diversion and help visitors understand the Virgin Islands' interesting past.
With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.
|Point Udall Monument||Monument||1.3||NE||St. Croix|
|Divi Carina Bay Casino||Casino||1.4||W||St. Croix|
|Reef Golf Course||Golf Course||1.9||W||St. Croix|
|Coakley Bay Ruins||Historical Site||3.8||W||St. Croix|
|Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||5.6||W||Green Cay|
Nearby, you'll find the town of Christiansted, which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the beach, Christiansted is found maybe eight miles (12 and a half kilometers) away.
The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.
There is a good range of hotels to pick from in the vicinity of Jack's Bay Beach. The closest of which are shown in the table below.
|Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino||1.5||W||Resort|
|Chenay Bay Beach Resort||4.9||W||Hotel|
|Tamarind Reef Hotel||5.8||W||Resort|
Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you eat at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, within a reachable distance. One of the closest places to eat is Starlite Grille. This restaurant has both American and Caribbean menu items. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's not far off the beach at all.
The table below lists dining options near this beach.
|Starlite Grille||(877) 773-9700||American, Caribbean, Fusion||Informal||1.5 mi.||W|
|(340) 773-7877||--||--||1.6 mi.||W|
|Duggan's Reef||(340) 773-9800||Caribbean||Fine Dining||1.8 mi.||WNW|
|Blue Water Terrace||(340) 692-2583||International||Very Casual||2.5 mi.||WNW|
|Cultured Pelican||(340) 773-3333||Italian||Informal||--||--|
|Mahi's Seaside Seafood Bar and Grill||(340) 718-2918||Caribbean||Informal||4.9 mi.||W|
Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Jack's Bay Beach.
You might also enjoy Davis Bay, located only a cab ride away from the coast. 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. Others might prefer Isaac Bay Beach, which could provide more action, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots. It's located three quarters of a mile to the east-northeast.
Another location you may want to try is Grapetree Beach, located a half mile 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 has a lot to offer its visitors, but visiting Jack's Bay Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Virgin Islands even more memorable.
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