Denis Bay Beach

A quite beach that attracts adventurous hikers, Denis Bay is flanked by a forest known for its rugged trails.

Because Denis Bay is protected by a reef system, the waters here are calm and perfect for snorkeling, especially near the remains of the old dock.


Located in , welcomes guests rooming in this area of the Virgin Islands. Whether or not you're staying particularly close, you should consider dropping by to check out the sights.

Peace Hill Trail is where you begin your hike to Denis Bay, heading down a narrow path to the west until you reach the bay.

Located on the island of St. John, 1.9 miles northeast of downtown Cruz Bay, Denis Bay Beach invites local residents and visitors lodging on this part of the island or close by. Even if you aren't staying in this location, you should consider stopping by to enjoy a great time. If you're wondering, Cruz Bay is a mile and a half (three kilometers) to the south west.

Nearby Restaurants

There are plenty of restaurants to select from in the neighborhood immediately near Denis Bay Beach. The most frequented nearby restaurant to Denis Bay Beach is ZoZo's Ristorante, which sells Italian dishes. It is just about less than a mile away from Denis Bay Beach, so stop by and peruse the menu. Turtle Bay Estate House and Caneel Beach Terrace offer additional nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At Caneel Beach Terrace you and your party can try out American meals and experience the flavors of the Virgin Islands.

Nearby Attractions

Other types of local attractions include Denis Bay Ruins, which is about a hundred yards away St. John. Furthermore, you can think about heading over to Catherineberg Ruins, which is another nearby attraction.

Attractions like this are a great to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

Attractions Near Denis Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Denis Bay Ruins Historic Site 0.1 mi. (2.9 km) SE 1.8 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay St. John
Catherineberg Ruins Historic Site 1.2 mi. (3.6 km) SE 2.2 mi. East-Northeast of Cruz Bay St. John
Cinnamon Bay Plantation Ruins Historic Site 1.5 mi. (4.2 km) E 2.6 mi. West of Coral Bay St. John
Rebellion Gut Historic Site 1.5 mi. (2.8 km) SSE 1.8 mi. East of Cruz Bay St. John
America Hill Ruins Historic Site 1.7 mi. (3.8 km) E 2.4 mi. West of Coral Bay St. John
Ivan Jadan Museum Museum 1.8 mi. (0 km) SW Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Cruz Bay Battery Historic Site 1.9 mi. (0.4 km) SW Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Franklin Powell Park -- 1.9 mi. (0.3 km) SW Downtown Cruz Bay St. John

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Denis Bay is part of the Virgin Islands National Park, which means that cleanliness and the maintenance of the habitat is of particular importance. Visitors are reminded to stick to the trail and the beach front.


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