Shoy's Beach

One of three beaches with ties to the Buccaneer Resort, Shoy's Beach is great for swimming and sunbathing. Usually this spot is crowded with resort guests, but others are welcome to join in the fun.

Located near the heart of the island of St. Croix, 1.8 miles northeast of downtown Christiansted, Shoy's Beach is on the North coast of the island, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying nearby.

How to Access The Beach

To access Shoy's, turn right at the Buccaneer Resort's gate, then park, for a fee, at the end of the road. A path leads from the parking lot to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Fluffy white to peach sands and deep aquamarine waters typify this beach, which is backed by the well manicured lawns of the Buccaneer.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Since Shoy's Beach is found inside an area popular for visitors., many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the North coast of St. Croix. It is near some interesting sites like Buccaneer Golf Course, which is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is one of the attractions in the vicinity.

Historic attractions, including Fort Christiansted, offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Shoy's Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about the Virgin Islands' past, without venturing too far from the coast. Actually, this shoreline is a mile and a half from this interesting historical site.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in the Virgin Islands. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Shoy's Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Buccaneer Golf Course Golf Course 0.4 mi. S St. Croix
Fort Louisa Augusta Light Lighthouse 1.0 mi. WSW St. Croix
Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.1 mi. ENE Green Cay
D C Canegata Ballpark Sporting Event Venue 1.4 mi. SW St. Croix
Fort Christiansted Historical Site 1.6 mi. SW St. Croix
Customs House Historical Site 1.7 mi. SW St. Croix
Steeple Building Museum 1.7 mi. SW St. Croix
Scale House Historical Site 1.7 mi. SW St. Croix
Mitchell Larsen Studio Art Gallery 1.7 mi. SW St. Croix
Maria Henle Studio Art Gallery 1.8 mi. SW St. Croix
Government House Historical Site 1.8 mi. SW St. Croix
St. Croix Archaeological Museum Museum 1.8 mi. SW St. Croix

Cities and Towns

The town of Christiansted is close-by and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the beach, Christiansted is not far away, about a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Shoy's Beach will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Because this beach is in a pretty popular tourist area, it is not typically all that difficult to find just the right kind of hotel nearby. If you are looking to find a place that's near the beach, the table below lists the closest options to Shoy's Beach.

Accommodations near Shoy's Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Buccaneer 0.2 mi. SSW Resort
Tamarind Reef Hotel 0.6 mi. E Resort
Chenay Bay Beach Resort 1.5 mi. E Hotel
Hotel on the Cay 1.6 mi. WSW Hotel
King Christian Hotel 1.7 mi. SW Hotel
Hotel Caravelle 1.8 mi. WSW Hotel
Holger Danske Hotel 1.9 mi. WSW Hotel
Club Comanche 2.0 mi. WSW Hotel
Carringtons Inn 2.7 mi. SW Hotel
Pelican Cove Beach Condos 3.2 mi. W Hotel


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to dine at a local restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest places to eat is Kendrick's. The restaurant has both Caribbean and Italian cuisines. They also specialize in seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a little ways away.

The following table provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Shoy's Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Kendrick's (340) 712-2100 Caribbean, Italian Informal 0.2 mi. SSW
The Terrace (340) 712-2100 Caribbean, International Informal 0.2 mi. SSW
The Mermaid (340) 712-2100 American, International Informal 0.2 mi. SSW
Deep End Bar & Grill (340) 718-7071 American, Caribbean -- -- --
The Galleon (340) 718-9948 Caribbean, Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Fine Dining 0.8 mi. E
Pickled Greek (340) 713-1868 Greek Very Casual 1.1 mi. SSW
Cheeseburgers in Paradise (340) 773-1119 American Very Casual 1.3 mi. E
Sharkey's Bait Stand (340) 719-9935 American, International, Tex-Mex Very Casual 1.3 mi. SW
Seini's Golden Rail Cafe (340) 719-1989 American -- 1.4 mi. SW
The Bistro (340) 772-2435 Bistro -- 1.4 mi. SW
Case Place -- -- -- 1.4 mi. SW
Island House Restaurant -- -- -- 1.5 mi. E

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on St. Croix you might like besides Shoy's Beach.

Another option worth considering is Tamarind Reef Beach, located within a short distance. Book your next St. Croix vacation at the Tamarind Reef Hotel, which is situated on the magnificent beach front property of the Tamarind Reef Beach.

The Virgin Islands has a lot to offer its visitors, but Shoy's Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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