The Most Beautiful Beaches
The following list provides a brief description of several of the most beautiful beaches. Make sure to visit as many as you can on your next vacation in St. Croix.
East of Christiansted at the hotel. Three beaches on the property. Non-guest fee $4 for use of the beach and changing facilities. Towels for hotel guests only. Watersports, snorkeling, beach bar.
Buck Island – Turtle Beach
Located on Buck Island, it was declared a national Monument by President Kennedy. It is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire Caribbean. You can access this beach by on one of the many charter sail boats that visit the island each day. Also visit the island’s under-water snorkeling trail!
Cane Bay Beach
Northwest coast on Route 80. Beautiful sandy beach and crystal clear water with spectacular views, shade, snorkeling and world class diving on the reefs and walls close to shore. Cane Bay Dive center, Boz’ Beach Bar & Grill, Off the Wall Beach Bar & Grill are just steps away.
Chenay Bay Beach
East of Christiansted on Route 82. Restaurant and bar at Chenay Bay Beach Resort; sandy beach, hammocks, beach chair and kayak rentals.
Coakley Bay Beach
Located on the East end of St. Croix, on the north shore, is this beautiful, long and mostly deserted strip of sand. There are areas in the water with a lot of sea grass so you’ll see it on the beach as well. There are areas with sandy bottom which is great for taking a dip. Most of the time you won’t see anyone on the beach except for the weekends when locals will come to spend the day.
Colony Cove Beach
Artificial tire reef near shore, full natural reef with excellent snorkeling. Check with front desk for admission to beach.
Columbus Landing Beach
The historic site of the 1493 landing of the fleet of Columbus on Salt River, St. Croix. Access by road to the left of the marina. Public land. Minimal facilities.
Cormorant Beach Club
West of Christiansted. Fine palm-fringed, sandy beaches, restaurant and bar; also snorkeling, water-sports center. Watch for undertow in rough seas. This St. Croix beach is preferred by the gay community.
Beautiful and sandy public beach near the end of Route 82. Recently renovated changing rooms; bathrooms. Just a ten minute drive from Caribbean Dream.
Gentle Winds Beach
Located on the North Shore at the Gentle Winds Condominium Resort. Beautiful white sand beach. Access to the beach from the resort is limited to residents and guests.
On the south eastern shore of St. Croix.
This east-end beach is more easily reached with a four-wheel-drive vehicle. You’ll find secluded sands for sunbathing, calm waters for swimming, and a barrier reef for snorkeling. You can also get here via footpaths from Jack’s Bay. It is a hike but it’s worth the effort.
Located on the East end of the island, Jack’s Bay is also remote but well worth the effort to get there.
Rainbow Beach Club
About 1 mile north of Frederiksted; spectacular sandy beach. Restaurant and bar with live music.
East end of the island at Teague Bay on Route 82. Duggan’s Reef restaurant and bar.
Spectacular, secluded beach in southwest corner of St. Croix. Was established primarily to protect the March-June nesting grounds of endangered leatherback turtles. It also happens to be one of the longest stretches of white sandy beach in the Caribbean – spanning over 2 miles. Open weekends, No facilities.
East of Christiansted. Turn right at gate to the Buccaneer Hotel; after checking with guard, proceed to parking at the end of the road. Path to fine sandy beach. No facilities. This is one of our favorites!
North of Frederiksted on Route 63. One mile of beach. Beach use fee $2. Beach chair rental. Beach restaurant and bar.
A beautiful powder white sand beach. There is a lot of sea grass in the water, so the beach is better for lying out than swimming.