Wacho Beach

Located in rural St. Croix just outside of the major tourism centers, Wacho Beach is a fine choice for anyone looking for the quintessential tropical beach without the crowds or city-views.

Located in Bamboo, 2.8 miles south of downtown Christiansted, Wacho Beach is on the Southeast edge of St. Croix. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying nearby.

How to Access The Beach
Drivers will find easy access to the beach and plenty of parking. You will need to get to Southside Road, as the beach is on the other side of that. If you can get on the main road that runs through Catherine's Rest, do so, as it ends at the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

The arching beach changes angles three times throughout its length, creating what is like four different beaches independent of each other. However, all parts of Wacho Beach are lined with a row of vegetation and enclosed by two rocky points. The beach itself though has soft warm sand and features clear calm water.

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. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some equipment if you want to see the underwater world.

Wacho Beach offers those who visit a calm and relaxing retreat, thanks to the fact that the location that surrounds the beach is free of city-life and traffic.

What's Nearby


Found on the Southeast coast of St. Croix; it's located near attractions like Cane Garden Sugarmill Ruins, which is not very far away, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

If you want to combine culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Apothecary Hall. This museum is relatively near Wacho Beach, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Wacho Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cane Garden Sugarmill Ruins Historical Site 0.5 mi. W St. Croix
Longford Sugarmill Ruins Historical Site 1.1 mi. NE St. Croix
Quin House Galleries Art Gallery 2.5 mi. NW St. Croix
D C Canegata Ballpark Sporting Event Venue 2.7 mi. N St. Croix
Apothecary Hall Museum 2.8 mi. N St. Croix
St. Croix Archaeological Museum Museum 2.8 mi. N St. Croix
The Lutheran Church Historical Site 2.8 mi. N St. Croix
Maria Henle Studio Art Gallery 2.8 mi. N St. Croix
Government House Historical Site 2.8 mi. N St. Croix
Maufe Gallery Art Gallery 2.8 mi. N St. Croix
Mitchell Larsen Studio Art Gallery 2.8 mi. N St. Croix
Steeple Building Museum 2.8 mi. N St. Croix

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Christiansted is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From Wacho Beach, Christiansted isn't far off, roughly three miles (four and a half kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Wacho Beach will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Vacationers looking for a place to stay not far from Wacho Beach shouldn't have a difficult time, as there is no shortage of hotels and resorts to pick from in the immediate vicinity. You'll find the closest lodging options by viewing what's listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Wacho Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Carringtons Inn 2.3 mi. N Hotel
Club Comanche 2.8 mi. N Hotel
Hotel Caravelle 2.9 mi. N Hotel
Holger Danske Hotel 2.9 mi. N Hotel
King Christian Hotel 2.9 mi. N Hotel
Hotel on the Cay 3.0 mi. N Hotel
Buccaneer 3.8 mi. NNE Resort
Pelican Cove Beach Condos 4.1 mi. NNW Hotel
The Palms at Pelican Cove 4.2 mi. NNW Hotel
Tamarind Reef Hotel 4.4 mi. NE Resort


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. Singh's Fast Food is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has Caribbean food. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's not far off the beach at all.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed below.

Restaurants near Wacho Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Singh's Fast Food (340) 773-7357 Caribbean Very Casual 2.6 mi. N
Kim's Restaurant (340) 773-3377 Cajun, Caribbean -- 2.7 mi. N
Kendrick's (340) 773-9199 Caribbean, French Informal 2.7 mi. N
Cafe Fresco (340) 719-0126 American, Eclectic Very Casual 2.7 mi. N
Zion Modern Kitchen (340) 773-9466 American -- 2.7 mi. N
Savant (340) 713-8666 Caribbean, Mexican, Thai Fine Dining 2.7 mi. N
Paradise Cafe (340) 773-2985 American, Continental -- 2.8 mi. N
Luncheria (340) 773-4247 Mexican Very Casual 2.8 mi. N
Tavern 1844 (340) 773-1844 American Very Casual 2.8 mi. N
Tutto Bene (340) 773-5229 Italian -- -- --
The Courtyard Restaurant -- Caribbean Very Casual 2.8 mi. N
Twin City Coffeehouse (340) 773-9400 Coffeehouse Very Casual 2.8 mi. N

Other Beaches

St. Croix has several beautiful beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Vacationers may also want to visit Sugar Beach, which is located three and a half miles away.

The Virgin Islands offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Wacho Beach is just one of the many options.


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