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.

Situated in Bamboo, 2.8 miles south of downtown Christiansted, Wacho Beach is on the Southeast coast of St. Croix. You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying particularly close by.

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, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. The water in the area is of good snorkeling quality, so grab your equipment if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

If you tend to prefer beach days that offer those who visit an idyllic enclave, then maybe head on over to Wacho Beach; it's tucked away within a less urbanized sector of the region.

What's Nearby


Set on the Southeast coast of St. Croix; this area boasts other attractions such as Cane Garden Sugarmill Ruins, which is pretty close, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but many travelers find that museums like Apothecary Hall (one of the closest to Wacho Beach) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a new way to experience the Virgin Islands' culture.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in the Virgin Islands. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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 closest town is , which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From Wacho Beach, Christiansted is not far away, about three miles (four and a half kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Since the beach is in a pretty popular vacation area, it shouldn't be much of a challenge to find just the right type of hotel nearby. If you are looking to find a place that's near the ocean, the table below shows the accommodation options closest to Wacho Beach.

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


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Wacho Beach; you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest places to eat is Singh's Fast Food. The restaurant serves delicious Caribbean food. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

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

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on St. Croix, so Wacho Beach is just one of your options.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Sugar Beach, located three and a half miles away.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Wacho Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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