Sprat Hall Beach

Sprat Hall Beach, located on St. Croix, is a mile-long beach area perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Beyond a few local, private residencies, the area is undeveloped, which adds to the amazing ambiance given by the Caribbean Sea. Easy access from Route 63 makes this beach an excellent choice for those that want quiet, but don't want to struggle to get there.

Situated in the North Shore, Sprat Hall Beach is on the West coast of St. Croix. You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying very close. Even if you love being in the middle of all the action, there are some perks to visiting a beach that's a long way from the nearest major city; beautiful but out-of-the-way beaches like Sprat Hall Beach might not be typical "beach scenes", but are nice and private.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is accessible directly off of Route 63. While there is no official car park, guests with four wheel drive can easily get on the beach, while those without can find a place a bit more inland.

Amenities and Ambiance

Sprat Hall Beach is located on the west coast of St. Croix and is comprised of a mile-long strip of white, sandy beaches. Bordered by lush green vegetation, the view, island-side, is one of privacy. Looking out toward the Caribbean Sea, guests are treated to clear waters and calm waves. Shallow waters are perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

If you find that you favor beach days which offer a serene place to escape, then a good choice for you is Sprat Hall Beach; it's back in a much quieter section of St. Croix.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the West coast of St. Croix. It's located near Hams Bluff Lighthouse, which is one of a number of favorite local destinations.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of the Virgin Islands, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Estate Mount Washington Plantation, which is one of the closest interesting historical sites to Sprat Hall Beach.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Sprat Hall Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Hams Bluff Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.0 mi. NE St. Croix
Estate Mount Washington Plantation Historical Site 1.2 mi. S St. Croix
Teres Veho Watersports Operator 2.9 mi. S St. Croix
Paul E Joseph Stadium Sporting Event Venue 3.0 mi. S St. Croix
Buddhoe Park Park 3.1 mi. S St. Croix
Fort Frederik Historical Site 3.1 mi. S St. Croix
Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts Museum 3.4 mi. S St. Croix
Carambola Beach Golf Club Golf Course 4.0 mi. E St. Croix
Estate Whim Museum Museum 4.5 mi. SSE St. Croix
Lawaetz Family Museum Museum 4.5 mi. SSE St. Croix
Cruzan Rum Factory Distillery 4.6 mi. SE St. Croix
Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.4 mi. S St. Croix

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Frederiksted is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the coast, Frederiksted isn't far off, about three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may encounter visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Guests will find a pretty nice variety of accommodation options to choose from in the area surrounding the beach. The closest of which are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Sprat Hall Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Mount Victory Camp 1.5 mi. SE Lodge
Frederiksted Hotel 3.3 mi. S Hotel
Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort & Spa 3.8 mi. E Resort
Sand Castle on the Beach 4.1 mi. S Hotel
Villa Morales 4.7 mi. SSE Guest house
Waves at Cane Bay 5.4 mi. E Hotel
Arawak Bay: The Inn at Salt River 8.0 mi. E Hotel
Villa Margarita Oceanfront Guesthouse 8.4 mi. E Guest house
Inn at Pelican Heights 9.7 mi. E Hotel

Food

One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to eat at a nearby restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest restaurants is Bernie's Restaurant & Cafe. This restaurant has both American and Caribbean cuisines.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Sprat Hall Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bernie's Restaurant & Cafe (340) 713-8390 American, Caribbean -- 1.7 mi. S
Rhythms at Rainbow Beach (340) 772-0002 American, Caribbean Very Casual 2.1 mi. S
Coconuts St. Croix (340) 774-0099 Mexican, Tex-Mex Very Casual 2.7 mi. S
Uca's Kitchen -- -- -- 3.2 mi. S
KFC Frederiksted -- American Very Casual 3.2 mi. S
Pier 69 (340) 772-0069 American Very Casual 3.2 mi. S
Mt. Pellier Domino Club (340) 713-9052 Bar and grill Very Casual 3.2 mi. ESE
Polly's at the Pier (340) 719-9434 International Very Casual 3.2 mi. S
Blue Moon Cafe (340) 772-2222 Cajun, Caribbean, Eclectic Informal 3.3 mi. S
Lost Dog Pub (340) 772-3526 American Very Casual 3.3 mi. S
Frederiksted Hotel (340) 772-0500 -- -- 3.3 mi. S
Napoleon's Pizza (340) 713-9955 Italian -- 3.3 mi. S

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Sprat Hall Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Another location you might enjoy is Davis Bay, found a quick car or cab ride away. With a gorgeous beach, Davis Bay is a fine swimming spot on the northern side of St. Croix, and although it can get a bit windy, families and bodysurfers gravitate to this area to play in the waters. Others might prefer Rainbow Beach, which could provide more action, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. It's located two miles to the south.

You might also want to visit La Grange, which is located three miles to the south. La Grange beach, off of St. Croix, is a good beach where swimmers and snorkelers enjoy the sparkling blue waters, and beach loungers love the soft sands and complemetary chairs.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in the Virgin Islands; then again, Sprat Hall Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

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