Jack's Bay Beach

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.

Positioned in East End, in the same vicinity as Knight, Jack's Bay Beach is on the East coast of St. Croix. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Not looking forward to staking out a spot at a busy beach? All the more reason you should find a beach that isn't surrounded by thousands of hotel rooms; beaches less-traveled like Jack's Bay Beach are perfect for getting away from it all.

How to Access The Beach
Jack's Bay can be reached by vehicle. As the local roads are underdeveloped, guests should utilize a vehicle with four wheel drive.

Amenities and Ambiance

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, 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. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

If you find that you prefer sunny days that offer visitors a tranquil experience, then maybe head on over to Jack's Bay Beach; it's hidden away in a more rural section of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the East coast of St. Croix. It is near Point Udall Monument, which is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of a few local attractions.

Historical attractions like Coakley Bay Ruins offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of Jack's Bay Beach, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about the Virgin Islands, without venturing too far from the coast. In fact, this site can be found four miles from this place of historical interest.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Jack's Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
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

Cities and Towns

Jack's Bay Beach is in the Christiansted area, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Not far away you'll find Christiansted, a city which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the coast, Christiansted is a car ride off, about eight miles (12 and a half kilometers) away.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent amount of places to stay a car ride away. A list of the closest choices have been displayed in the list below.

Accommodations near Jack's Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino 1.5 W Resort
Chenay Bay Beach Resort 4.9 W Hotel
Tamarind Reef Hotel 5.8 W Resort

Food

When you start craving an afternoon snack, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you don't have to go far away. One of the closest places to eat is Starlite Grille. The restaurant has both American and Caribbean cuisines. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Jack's Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Starlite Grille (877) 773-9700 American, Caribbean, Fusion Informal 1.5 mi. W
Villa Madeleine (340) 773-7877 -- -- 1.6 mi. W
Good Spirits -- -- -- 1.7 mi. WNW
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 -- --

Other Beaches

Jack's Bay Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out on St. Croix.

Another location you might enjoy is Davis Bay, located only a taxi trip away from 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. On the other hand, Isaac Bay Beach could provide more action, and isn't far from other popular destinations. You'll find it three quarters of a mile to the east-northeast.

You may also want to consider 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.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in the Virgin Islands, and paying a visit to Jack's Bay Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.

 

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