Drunk Bay

From Salt Pond Trail, most hikers continue on until they read Drunk Bay, which is known for the coral art work left behind by past visitors.

The rough waters of Drunk Bay are such that it is recommended that visitors not swim here.

Don't take in the appearance of Drunk Bay at first site and think that that's it. Instead, head to the left of the beach entrance where you will find a collection of large rocks that host a fun offering: coral art work. Visitors from the past have found inspiration in the coral rocks on the beach and after a day of sand combing it is common to leave a picture made from your findings.


Drunk Bay is found on the southeastern edge of the island of St. John, 1.1 miles south of Friis Bay; it is two and a half miles (four and a half kilometers) to the south-southeast of Coral Bay.

To access Drunk Bay, take the Salt Pond Trail. The rail begins at the east end of Salt Pond Beach and goes inland toward Salt Pond. From there, it is a quarter mile walk to Drunk Bay.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most enjoyable options while spending a few hours exploring the area is eating a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of Drunk Bay. Cafe Concordia, which serves American meals, is also the closest restaurant to this bay. Cafe Concordia is a short ways away, but out of the way enough that you may decide to make plans for having a viable type of transport to get there. Miss Lucy's Restaurant and Shipwreck Landing Restaurant & Bar are some of the additional dining options close-by. At Shipwreck Landing Restaurant & Bar you and your group should not leave without ordering a plate of their specialty, seafood.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that like bays, and have the energy to view some others, should check out Saltpond Bay and Johns Folly Bay; the first of which is 0.5 miles away from Drunk Bay. There are other places of interest nearby, including Ram's Head Trail, which is a quarter mile away Concordia. You might want to also consider visiting Yawzi Point Trail, which is another nearby attraction.

Bays are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's more to visit in the Virgin Islands. The following list contains attractions that are nearby.

Attractions Near Drunk Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Ram's Head Trail GeoFeature 0.3 mi. (4.4 km) WSW Concordia St. John
Yawzi Point Trail GeoFeature 1.8 mi. (3.2 km) WNW 2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Coral Bay St. John
Lameshur Bay Ruins Historic Site -- -- 2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Coral Bay St. John
Fortsburg Ruins Historic Site 2.5 mi. (1.0 km) N 0.6 mi. East of Coral Bay St. John
Lamshur Bay Trail GeoFeature 2.6 mi. (3.3 km) WNW 2.0 mi. South West of Coral Bay St. John
Emmaus Moravian Church Historic Site 2.8 mi. (0.2 km) N Coral Bay St. John
Par Force Estate Ruins Historic Site 2.9 mi. (3.1 km) NW 1.9 mi. South West of Coral Bay St. John
Reef Bay Sugar Factory Ruins Historic Site 2.9 mi. (3.3 km) WNW 2.0 mi. South West of Coral Bay St. John

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Location: St. John


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