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.

Situated in East End, fairly close to Knight, Jack's Bay Beach is on the East edge of St. Croix. You might want even if you are not staying in the vicinity. It's often said that Jack's Bay Beach is the ideal location for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Most other beaches you'll come across in the Virgin Islands may be just as pretty, but are usually more crowded since they're near some of the most popular hotels.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. The water in the area is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your gear if you want to see the underwater world.

If you favor shores which offer those who visit a relaxing environment, then you may want to try Jack's Bay Beach; it's tucked away in a less urbanized sector of St. Croix.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Jack's Bay Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the East coast of St. Croix; the area is home to other attractions such as Point Udall Monument, which is only a short distance away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of the Virgin Islands, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For instance, nearby is Coakley Bay Ruins, which is four miles away.

If you can't wait to see as many of the Virgin Islands' attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

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 very close to Christiansted, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Christiansted is nearby and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the beach, Christiansted is a car ride off, about eight miles (12 and a half kilometers) away.

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Beach-goers will find a decent selection of resort and hotel options to pick from in the area around the beach. The most convenient of which are listed in the following table.

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

If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, 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'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

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

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Davis Bay, found within taxi range of 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. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Isaac Bay Beach offers more action, and isn't far from nearby attractions. It's located three quarters of a mile to the east-northeast.

Travelers may also want to consider Grapetree Beach, located within a short distance. 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's plenty to see and do in the Virgin Islands, and Jack's Bay Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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