Southgate Coastal Reserve

Located on the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix, the Southgate Coastal Reserve was created in 1999 as a protected area for migratory birds that make their way through the islands each year. Expansion continues to this day, so tourists who have been once will be delighted in the changes that are ongoing.

Southgate serves as a habitat for a number of threatened or endangered migratory birds, as well as sea turtles. Currently in the works as of March 2013, is a Reserve Center, walking trails, and more.


Southgate Coastal Reserve can be found on the island of St. Croix, 2.9 miles east of downtown Christiansted; it's 2.8 miles to the east of Christiansted.

Southgate is located a little more than three miles east of Christiansted.

Nearby Restaurants

There are numerous dining options to select from in the community nearby Southgate Coastal Reserve. The nearest restaurant to Southgate Coastal Reserve is Cheeseburgers in Paradise, which has a menu full of American dishes. The eatery is a slight ways off, but out of the way enough that you might want to make advance plans for taking advantage of a viable type of transport to visit there. The Galleon and Deep End Bar & Grill are a couple other restaurant options close to Southgate Coastal Reserve. At Deep End Bar & Grill you should make it a point not to leave without sampling their specialty, hamburgers, among others.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who are a fan of wildlife reservations, and are interested in visiting others, should consider going to Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge and Fairleigh Dickinson Territorial Park; the first of which is 0.7 miles away from this nature preserve. Additional nearby activities include Coakley Bay Ruins, which is a mile and a half away St. Croix. You might also think about checking out Fort Louisa Augusta Light, which is another attraction close by.

Nature preserves are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes other attractions close-by.

Attractions Near Southgate Coastal Reserve
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Coakley Bay Ruins Historic Site 1.4 mi. (6.7 km) E 4.1 mi. East of Christiansted
Fort Louisa Augusta Light Other Attraction 2.2 mi. (1.2 km) W Christiansted
Fort Christiansted Historic Site 2.7 mi. (0.1 km) W Christiansted
D Hamilton Jackson Park -- 2.7 mi. (0.1 km) W Downtown Christiansted
Customs House Historic Site 2.8 mi. (0.1 km) W Downtown Christiansted
Steeple Building Museum 2.8 mi. (0.1 km) W Downtown Christiansted
Scale House Historic Site 2.8 mi. (0.0 km) W Downtown Christiansted
St. Croix Archaeological Museum Museum 2.9 mi. (0.2 km) WSW Downtown Christiansted

More Information


There are over 100 acres of mangroves, beaches, coastal salt ponds, and upland grasslands at Southgate.

Location: Off East End Road at Southgate Pond, St. Croix


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