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.

Located toward the northern outskirts of Frederiksted, La Grange is on the West coast of St. Croix. You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying very close. The beaches found throughout the Virgin Islands tend to be fairly quiet and secluded, but La Grange is the exception.

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. The Virgin Islands offers plenty of great places to eat, but you don't have to eat every meal in a formal setting. Many vacationers like having lunch very close-by. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. On some days, it may be possible to purchase food from one of the local vendors who typically set up at this spot.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. In addition, you'll find umbrellas and chairs here, so guests seeking relief from the sultry island sun will get their wish. Fortunately, the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you want to do some underwater exploration. Most of the crowd here consists of young single travelers and scattered guests who know about this quiet beach.

Be mindful that La Grange's location is is a much-visited area, which means the availability of certain services is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby

Attractions

La Grange is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the West coast of St. Croix; the area is home to other attractions such as Teres Veho, which is not very far away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

To some, museums and beaches may seem an odd combination, but many travelers find that museums like Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts (located not a great distance away) offer an entertaining diversion and a new way to experience the Virgin Islands' culture.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

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

La Grange is in the Frederiksted area, so walking the city is a definite option. Frederiksted is nearby and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the coast, Frederiksted is not far away, about a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer).

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it can attract guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Visitors will find a decent selection of lodging options to choose from near the beach. The most accessible of which are listed in the table 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
Cane Bay Reef Club 6.5 mi. NE Resort
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

If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. Coconuts St. Croix is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves both Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisines. They are also famous for their barbecue and hamburgers.

The following table provides a list of nearby dining options.

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

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides La Grange.

You may also enjoy La Grange, located a couple hundred yards to the south.

The Virgin Islands has a lot to offer its visitors, but La Grange is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.

 

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