Reef Beach

Reef Beach, located on St. Croix, features soft sand, palm trees, and a beautiful view of the clear sea. Sit on the beach amid stunning views and watch the windsurfers dance along the waters, or spend some time in the colorful beach bar and restaurant, where you'll find spectacular local fare.

Situated in East End, in the same area as Cotton Valley, Reef Beach is on the East coast of St. Croix. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. While the Virgin Islands has beaches that are more secluded than Reef Beach, it has the right combination of city atmosphere and natural beauty to attract vacationers.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is easily accessible off of Route 82. Drivers should look out for the local Mooring Road, which offers a small car park.

Amenities and Ambiance

At Teague Bay on the eastern coast of St. Croix you'll find Reef Beach, whose waves are popular with the windsurfing crowd. White sands and crystal blue waters create a tranquil and serene environment for guests. Palm trees dot the island, while yachts and sail boats drift through the water.

There is also a restaurant right on the water, so if you don't want to leave Reef Beach at all, it's worth a try. There are so many unique restaurants in the Virgin Islands, but not every meal you enjoy has to be at a fine restaurant. Many visitors like having lunch very close-by. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Or, it would be easy to grab some hot food from a street vendor or casual cafe along the way.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. Sometimes, visitors will be able to get lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so grab your equipment if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration. The beaches on the east end of the island, including Reef Beach, are harder to get to but significantly less crowded. Here, the majority of the crowd comes out to windsurf.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This pleasant stretch of sand known as Reef Beach is on the East coast of St. Croix; it's located near attractions like Reef Golf Course, which is three quarters of a mile away.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Steeple Building, a lovely museum found a rather short taxi ride away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Reef Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Reef Golf Course Golf Course 0.6 W St. Croix
Divi Carina Bay Casino Casino 0.7 SSW St. Croix
Point Udall Monument Monument 2.3 E St. Croix
Coakley Bay Ruins Historical Site 2.6 W St. Croix
Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 4.3 W Green Cay

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Christiansted, a town which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the beach, Christiansted is about six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) away.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Vacationers will find a good assortment of resort and hotel options to choose from in the area surrounding Reef Beach. The closest of which can be viewed in the table below.

Accommodations near Reef Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino 0.9 S Resort
Chenay Bay Beach Resort 3.7 W Hotel
Tamarind Reef Hotel 4.6 W Resort

Food

When you're starving for a midday meal, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the nearest places to eat is Good Spirits. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table lists restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Reef Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Good Spirits -- -- -- 0.4 mi. W
Duggan's Reef (340) 773-9800 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.5 mi. WNW
Villa Madeleine (340) 773-7877 -- -- 0.6 mi. SW
Starlite Grille (877) 773-9700 American, Caribbean, Fusion Informal 0.9 mi. S
Blue Water Terrace (340) 692-2583 International Very Casual 1.2 mi. W
Cultured Pelican (340) 773-3333 Italian Informal -- --
Cheeseburgers in Paradise (340) 773-1119 American Very Casual 4.0 mi. W
The Galleon (340) 718-9948 Caribbean, Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Fine Dining 4.4 mi. W
Deep End Bar & Grill (340) 718-7071 American, Caribbean -- -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of St. Croix, so Reef Beach is just one of your options.

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

 

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