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.
Located in the North Shore, Sprat Hall Beach is on the West edge of St. Croix. You might want to drop by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. When you need to spend the afternoon away from tourist-filled hotspots, you should consider visiting Sprat Hall 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.
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, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. The water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.
Sprat Hall Beach offers a calm and relaxing enclave, thanks to the fact that the area surrounding the beach is more rural than urban.
The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the West coast of St. Croix; the area is home to other attractions such as Hams Bluff Lighthouse, which is one of the closest attractions.
If you want to learn more about the history of the Virgin Islands, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For instance, nearby is Estate Mount Washington Plantation, which is one of the closest sites of historical significance in the vicinity of Sprat Hall Beach.
Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.
|Hams Bluff Lighthouse||Lighthouse||1.0 mi.||NE||St. Croix|
|Estate Mount Washington Plantation||Historical Site||1.2 mi.||S||St. Croix|
|Watersports Operator||2.9 mi.||S||St. Croix|
|Sporting Event Venue||3.0 mi.||S||St. Croix|
|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|
|Historical Site||5.5 mi.||SSE||St. Croix|
Sprat Hall Beach is in the Frederiksted area, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Frederiksted is nearby and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the coast, Frederiksted is just up the road, roughly three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).
How many other people you encounter at Sprat Hall Beach will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may see guests from some of the area's smaller options.
You'll find a good amount of hotel rooms which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient possibilities have been displayed in the table below.
|Mount Victory Camp||1.2 mi.||SSE||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|
|4.7 mi.||SSE||Guest house|
|Cane Bay Reef Club||5.5 mi.||E||Resort|
|Arawak Bay: The Inn at Salt River||8.0 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Villa Margarita Oceanfront Guesthouse||8.4 mi.||E||Guest house|
A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you eat at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the nearest restaurants is Bernie's Restaurant & Cafe. This restaurant has both American and Caribbean menu items.
Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.
|Bernie's Restaurant & Cafe||(340) 713-8390||American, Caribbean||--||1.7 mi.||S|
|Rhythms at Rainbow Beach||(340) 772-0002||International||Very Casual||2.1 mi.||S|
|Coconuts St. Croix||(340) 774-0099||Mexican, Tex-Mex||Very Casual||2.7 mi.||S|
|KFC Frederiksted||--||American||Very Casual||3.2 mi.||S|
|Pier 69||(340) 772-0069||American||Very Casual||3.2 mi.||S|
|(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|
|(340) 772-0500||--||--||3.3 mi.||S|
|(340) 713-9955||Italian||--||3.3 mi.||S|
Sprat Hall Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out on St. Croix.
You might also enjoy Davis Bay, located a brief car or taxi trip 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. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Rainbow Beach. It's located two miles to the south.
You may also enjoy La Grange, which is located not too far away, so a quick cab ride is a solid choice. 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 is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Virgin Islands, but Sprat Hall Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.
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