La Grange

La Grange, located on St. Croix, is a beautiful beach that is good for swimming and has some snorkeling areas. Beach chairs and umbrellas are free and promote lounging on the shores. The area is popular with tourists due to the nearby cruise dock and proximity to the pier.

Positioned in the northern outskirts of Frederiksted, La Grange is on the West edge of St. Croix. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Many of the beaches in the Virgin Islands are quiet and secluded, but at La Grange, you'll find the same sense of serenity, without having to be too far removed from the city's activity.

How to Access The Beach
As the beach sits directly off of Route 63, guests should have little difficult finding it. Taxis run throughout the historic area of Fredriksted, which makes for easy travel for cruise passengers. Drivers should seek out the corner of La Grange Road and Queen Street, as a small car park lies nearby.

Amenities and Ambiance

A great beach on St. Croix, La Grange offers a prime spot for lounging along the pristine shore, while chairs and umbrellas are provided at no cost. The waters are calm and sparkle in the sun, creating a superb environment for swimming while nearby reefs are good for snorkeling. Palm trees do the beachfront, providing excellent shade, while the soft, white sand makes the entire experience aesthetically appealing.

There is also a restaurant on-location, which many La Grange visitors find convenient and satisfying. Each country in the Caribbean has its own unique cuisine, and the Virgin Islands is no different. One of the most enjoyable places to discover local delicacies is right next to the coast. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. On some days, it may be possible to get lunch from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here. You will also be pleased to find umbrellas and chairs here, so visitors hoping for some respite from the sun will not be disappointed. You will find the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you want to see what lies beneath the surface. Most of the crowd here consists of young single travelers and scattered guests who know about this quiet beach.

La Grange including its available conveniences can be located well within an area that sees many visitors. As such, if you know that these amenities influence your decision, it will be a smart idea to show up in the morning before most of the crowds do or go to a different beach further away. If you wait around, you may run the risk of all those comforts being unavailable.

What's Nearby

Attractions

La Grange is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the West coast of St. Croix. It is near Teres Veho, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is among the area's attractions.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of the Virgin Islands, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. The nearest historical attraction is Fort Frederik, which is a few hundred yards away.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in the Virgin Islands. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near La Grange
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Teres Veho Watersports Operator 0.0 mi. SW St. Croix
Paul E Joseph Stadium Sporting Event Venue 0.1 mi. SE St. Croix
Buddhoe Park Park 0.2 mi. S St. Croix
Fort Frederik Historical Site 0.2 mi. S St. Croix
Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts Museum 0.5 mi. S St. Croix
Estate Mount Washington Plantation Historical Site 1.7 mi. N St. Croix
Estate Whim Museum Museum 1.9 mi. SE St. Croix
Lawaetz Family Museum Museum 1.9 mi. SE St. Croix
Cruzan Rum Factory Distillery 2.4 mi. ESE St. Croix
Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.6 mi. SSW St. Croix
Good Hope Plantation Ruins Historical Site 2.8 mi. SE St. Croix
Hams Bluff Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.5 mi. N St. Croix

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Frederiksted, a town which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the shore, Frederiksted is a quick trip away, roughly a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer).

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. La Grange is not located near many major hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

There is a pretty nice selection of hotels and resorts to choose from near the beach. The most accessible of which are listed below.

Accommodations near La Grange
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Frederiksted Hotel 0.4 mi. S Hotel
Sand Castle on the Beach 1.2 mi. S Hotel
Villa Morales 1.9 mi. SE Guest house
Mount Victory Camp 2.3 mi. NNE Lodge
Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort & Spa 4.6 mi. NE Resort
Waves at Cane Bay 6.5 mi. NE Hotel
Arawak Bay: The Inn at Salt River 8.6 mi. ENE Hotel
Villa Margarita Oceanfront Guesthouse 9.1 mi. ENE Guest house
Inn at Pelican Heights 10.0 mi. ENE Hotel

Food

Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you eat at a local restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without straying too far from your current location. Coconuts St. Croix is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant offers both Mexican and Tex-Mex menu items. They're also renowned for their barbecue and hamburgers.

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

Restaurants near La Grange
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Coconuts St. Croix (340) 774-0099 Mexican, Tex-Mex Very Casual 0.2 mi. NNW
Uca's Kitchen -- -- -- 0.3 mi. S
KFC Frederiksted -- American Very Casual 0.3 mi. S
Pier 69 (340) 772-0069 American Very Casual 0.3 mi. S
Polly's at the Pier (340) 719-9434 International Very Casual 0.3 mi. S
Blue Moon Cafe (340) 772-2222 Cajun, Caribbean, Eclectic Informal 0.4 mi. S
Lost Dog Pub (340) 772-3526 American Very Casual 0.4 mi. S
Frederiksted Hotel (340) 772-0500 -- -- 0.4 mi. S
Napoleon's Pizza (340) 713-9955 Italian -- 0.4 mi. S
Freedom City Restaurant (340) 227-0682 Caribbean, Continental Very Casual -- --
Los Angeles Cafe Bar & Restaurant (340) 772-0016 -- -- -- --
St. Tropez (340) 772-3000 European, French -- -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides La Grange on St. Croix.

Vacationers may also want to visit La Grange, located within a short distance.

You may find that La Grange is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, the Virgin Islands offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.

 

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