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We’ve tackled the hard task of visiting each and every St. Croix beach to let you know the best beaches to swim, snorkel, take a walk, bring the kids, or just relax with your toes in the sand. The wonderful thing about St. Croix beaches is that they are all public. You are allowed access to all beaches, but be mindful of restrictions or fees. Certain beaches are protected and access restricted because of turtle habitats and nesting, while you may need to pay an amenities fee to use a hotel or resort beach. Browse through our beach directory below to find the St. Croix beaches that best suit your beach desire. Visit one, or explore them all!

Gentle Winds Beach

Gentle Winds Beach

Gentle Winds Beach is located on the North Shore of St. Croix, between Salt River and Cane Bay. This beach is home to a private condominium community. While the beach is public, all » read more » 

Dorsch Beach

Dorsch Beach

This sandy stretch of beach is just south of Frederiksted, past the fish market. Dorsch Beach features soft sand, calm waters, and plenty of shade. With a sandy bottom, there is not » read more » 

Frederiksted Beach

Frederiksted Beach

Frederiksted Beach, also known as Fort Frederik Beach, is located in the town of Frederiksted just north of the Pier and Fort Frederik (across the street from the ballpark).  It is the » read more » 

Frederiksted Pier

Frederiksted Pier

The Frederiksted Pier is one of St. Croix’s most iconic sites and an attraction that everyone visiting St. Croix should see.  We know it’s not a beach, but we consider it worthy » read more » 

Monk’s Bath Tidal Pools & Northside Valley Beach

Monk’s Bath Tidal Pools & Northside Valley Beach

Northside Valley Beach and the Monk’s Bath Tidal Pools are located on the northwest corner of St. Croix, directly across the street from Northside Valley. This beach is very secluded and more » read more » 

Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach is located on the west end of St. Croix. There is plenty of parking available and a restaurant/bar where you can order food and drinks. There is usually live music, » read more » 

Sand Castle Beach

Sand Castle Beach

Sand Castle Beach is located a half mile south of the Frederiksted Pier and is home to two hotels, Sand Castle on the Beach and Cottages by the Sea. It is a » read more » 

Sandy Point Beach

Sandy Point Beach

The official name of the beach is Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge. Sandy Point is located on the West End of St. Croix. Simply put, this beach is absolutely stunning. It boasts » read more » 

Cane Bay Beach

Cane Bay Beach

Cane Bay Beach is a popular hang out for locals and visitors alike. It is also a popular place for families to hang out with their kids, and dogs, because it’s a one » read more » 

Columbus Landing Beach

Columbus Landing Beach

Columbus Landing Beach is located on the North Shore of the island, within the Salt River Bay Historical and Ecological Preserve. This beach was the site of a native village in the » read more » 

Pelican Cove Beach

Pelican Cove Beach

Pelican Cove Beach, also known as Cormorant Beach, is located on the North Shore of St. Croix, only a short drive from Christiansted. Home to two hotels and a condominium complex, Pelican » read more » 

Annaly Bay Beach and Tide Pools

Annaly Bay Beach and Tide Pools

Annaly Bay Beach and Tide Pools are located on the North Shore, over the hill from Carambola Resort. Access to these enchanting tide pools is somewhat difficult. You either have to hike » read more » 

Davis Bay Beach

Davis Bay Beach

Davis Bay Beach, otherwise known as Carambola Beach, is located on the North Shore. This picturesque beach is home to Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort. With an ample stretch of white sand surrounded by » read more » 

Shoys Beach

Shoys Beach

Shoys Beach is on the East End of St. Croix, conveniently located just a few miles outside of Christiansted. Quiet and secluded, Shoys Beach is a picturesque stretch of white sand overlooking » read more » 

Blue Flag Designations on St. Croix

Blue Flag Designations on St. Croix

The Blue Flag is an award given by the Foundation of Environmental Education. Seeing a Blue Flag on a beach or at a marina symbolizes that the utmost care goes into maintaining » read more » 

Turtle Beach, Buck Island

Turtle Beach, Buck Island

Turtle Beach is on the West Side of Buck Island, located about one and a half miles off the northeast coast of St. Croix…and it is beyond gorgeous. It is a long » read more » 

Butler Bay Beach

Butler Bay Beach is located on the West End of the island, just down the road from Sprat Hall. There are some tide pools that are the home to many small fish, » read more » 

Sprat Hall Beach

Sprat Hall Beach is located on the West End of St. Croix in Frederiksted, across from the Sprat Hall Plantation and just down the road from Rainbow beach. The beach here is » read more » 

La Grange Beach

La Grange Beach is a great spot to laze around at on St. Croix. It is located between the Frederiksted Pier and Rainbow Beach. This beach boasts a nice stretch of sand, » read more » 

Northstar Bay Beach

Northstar Bay Beach is located on the North Shore of St. Croix, between Davis Bay and Cane Bay. This beach offers great snorkeling, and even better scuba diving! In fact, it is a » read more » 

Salt River Beach

Salt River Beach is located on Salt River Bay on the North Shore of St. Croix. It features the Salt River Marina, and a restaurant and bar called Pirate’s Tavern. Many kayak » read more » 

Judith’s Fancy Beach

Judith’s Fancy Beach is located on the North Shore of the island, inside Judith’s Fancy Quarters past the guard gate. I wouldn’t recommend this as a swimming beach, but it has lots » read more » 

Hibiscus Beach

Hibiscus Beach

Hibiscus Beach is located on the North Shore of the island, at Hibiscus Beach Resort in Little Princess and adjoins Pelican Cove Beach. The beach is a little rocky, which makes for » read more » 

Ha’Penny Beach

Ha’Penny Beach

Ha’Penny Beach (pronounced ‘Hey Penny’), also known as Manchineel Bay and Halfpenny Bay,  is located on the South Shore of St. Croix. This beach is frequented by the locals and is typically » read more » 

Turner Hole Beach

Turner Hole Beach

Turner Hole beach is located in front of the Divi Carina Bay Resort and Casino.  Since this a resort property, there is a bar, restaurant, pool, dock, tennis court, and even a casino » read more » 

Grapetree Beach

Grapetree Beach is located on the East End of the island along the south shore, between Point Udall and the Divi Carina Bay Resort. This beach is nice and peaceful. It offers a » read more » 

Jack’s Bay and Isaac’s Bay Beaches

Jack’s Bay and Isaac’s Bay Beaches

Jack’s Bay and Isaac’s Bay beaches are located on the very East End side of the island, near Point Udall. Accessible only by foot, you have to hike a little ways to » read more » 

Cramer’s Park Beach

Cramer’s Park Beach is located on the north shore of St. Croix’s East End, near Point Udall and is surrounded by Knight Bay and Boiler Bay. This is a large public park » read more » 

Smuggler’s Cove Beach

Smuggler’s Cove Beach

Smuggler’s Cove Beach is located at Mill Harbour Condominiums on the North Shore of St. Croix. Enjoy food and drinks at the bar and restaurant, lounge on one of the lounge chairs » read more » 

Teague Bay Beach

Teague Bay Beach

Teague Bay Beach is located on the north shore of St. Croix’s East End, just west of the St. Croix Yacht Club across the street from The Reef condos. Duggan’s Reef Seafood » read more » 

Coakley Bay Beach

Coakley Bay Beach

Coakley Bay Beach is located on the East End of St. Croix, near the Coakley Bay Condominiums. This beach offers a long stretch of sand. There are no amenities here, but there » read more » 

Chenay Bay Beach

Chenay Bay Beach

Chenay Bay Beach is located at the Chenay Bay Hotel on the East End of St. Croix. The charming cottages of the hotel are nearby, and there is a bar and restaurant » read more » 

Tamarind Reef Beach

Tamarind Reef Beach

Located on the East End of St. Croix, alongside the Tamarind Reef Hotel and Marina, Tamarind Reef Beach affords beautiful views of both Green Cay and Buck Island. This small stretch of » read more » 

Green Cay Beach

Green Cay Beach

Green Cay Beach is located just off of Green Cay Marina, near the Tamarind Reef Resort and Marina. This tiny island is accessible by either boat, kayak or paddle board, but you do » read more » 

Buccaneer: Mermaid, Grotto & Whistle Beaches

Buccaneer: Mermaid, Grotto & Whistle Beaches

There are 3 beaches located within The Buccaneer Hotel property. Unless you are a guest of the hotel, you must pay a small fee to pass through the guard gate to get » read more » 

Protestant Cay Beach

Protestant Cay Beach

Protestant Cay Beach is located at Hotel on the Cay (pronounced ‘key’), or Protestant Cay, which is a small island located in the Christiansted Harbor, just off downtown Christiansted. It is accessible » read more »