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.

Positioned on the island of St. Croix, 1.8 miles northeast of downtown Christiansted, Shoy's Beach is on the North coast of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't 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, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Remember to take into account that Shoy's Beach's immediate surroundings are an urban area, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


Positioned on the North coast of St. Croix; it will be near other attractions like Buccaneer Golf Course, which is pretty close, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Steeple Building. This museum is located a mile and a half away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. 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 an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From Shoy's Beach, Christiansted is just up the road, about a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Because this beach is situated in a pretty touristed area, it is not usually that tough to find a hotel close-by that suits you tastes. If you're wanting to book a place that's on or near the water, the following table lists the accommodations closest to Shoy's Beach.

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


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so you won't have to wander too far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is The Terrace. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and International menu items. Visitors often rave about their seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's only a short distance away.

A few nearby dining options are shown below.

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

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Shoy's Beach.

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

Shoy's Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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