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 on the island of St. Croix, 1.8 miles northeast of downtown Christiansted, Shoy's Beach is on the North edge of the island, You might want regardless of whether you're 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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Don't forget that the region in which Shoy's Beach is located is visited by quite a number of tourists, so plan accordingly.

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's located near Buccaneer Golf Course, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is one of a few favorite local destinations.

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. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Fort Christiansted, which is reachable on foot or by taking a taxi from the beach.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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

Christiansted is nearby and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the beach, Christiansted isn't far off, about a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Shoy's Beach will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Visitors looking for a place to stay near Shoy's Beach shouldn't find it very difficult, as there are plenty of hotels to choose from nearby. You will find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by viewing what's shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Shoy's Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Buccaneer 0.4 mi. S 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


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest places to eat is The Terrace. This restaurant has both Caribbean and International menu items. They are also known for their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's only a short distance away.

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

Restaurants near Shoy's Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Terrace (340) 712-2100 Caribbean, International Informal 0.2 mi. SSW
The Grotto Grill (340) 712-2100 -- -- 0.2 mi. S
The Mermaid (340) 712-2100 American, International Informal 0.2 mi. SSW
The Brass Parrot (340) 712-2100 -- -- 0.4 mi. S
The Sugar Mill -- -- -- 0.4 mi. S
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
Jaccar Organic & Natural Sorbert (340) 719-6999 Eclectic Very Casual 1.4 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Shoy's Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

You might also want to visit Tamarind Reef Beach, located one and a quarter miles to the east. 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.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in the Virgin Islands; then again, taking a swim at Shoy's Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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