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 coast of St. Croix. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so bring your gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

If you happen to enjoy beaches that bring guests a calm place to escape, then you may want to try Wacho Beach; it's located within a much quieter sector of St. Croix.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Wacho Beach is on the Southeast coast of St. Croix; it's located near attractions like Cane Garden Sugarmill Ruins, which is a half mile to the west.

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

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows the closest options.

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
True Blue Art Studio Art Gallery 2.6 mi. N 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

Wacho Beach is very close to Christiansted, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Not far away you'll find Christiansted, a city which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, Christiansted is just up the road, about three miles (four and a half kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Because this beach is in a fairly popular tourist destination, it shouldn't be all that difficult to find just the right type of hotel close-by. If you're wanting to find a place that's near the beach, the following table lists the closest accommodation options 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 3.9 mi. NNE Resort
Pelican Cove Beach Condos 4.1 mi. NNW Hotel
The Palms at Pelican Cove 4.2 mi. NNW Hotel
Hibiscus Beach Resort 4.3 mi. NNW Resort


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you dine at a local restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without having to stray too far. One of the nearest places to eat is Singh's Fast Food. This restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean cuisine. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurants are provided in the following table.

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
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
Bistro Cafe -- -- -- 2.8 mi. N

Other Beaches

St. Croix has many nice beaches, and Wacho Beach is just one option.

You may also want to consider Sugar Beach, which is located not a great distance away, which means a quick cab ride can take you where you want to go.

While the Virgin Islands has many alluring attractions, Wacho Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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