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.
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.
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.
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.
|Buccaneer Golf Course||Golf Course||0.4 mi.||S||St. Croix|
|Lighthouse||1.0 mi.||WSW||St. Croix|
|Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||1.1 mi.||ENE||Green Cay|
|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|
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.
|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. 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.
|(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|
|(340) 772-2435||Bistro||--||1.4 mi.||SW|
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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