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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 most easily accessible beach from the cruise ship pier. An easy stroll around the front of the fort puts you on Frederiksted Beach. There are some trees here that provide relief from the sun, and the park across the street is a great spot for young kids to play. With public restrooms, picnic tables, and plenty of space to spread out, you could easily spend the entire day here, relax, and then watch sunset.  Keep in mind that this beach can be crowded when there is a ship in port.

Fort Frederik Beach

The northern end of this beach offers every amenity you could ask for – a restaurant and bay, a board shop with rentals and lessons, chair and umbrella rentals. You may also want to try your hand at fishing at this beach. Frederiksted Beach can be rocky in places, but there are places to enter to swim – just watch out below for sea urchins!  This beach has calm water, making this a area for paddle boarding, swimming and snorkeling.  Make sure to keep a look out in the clear, shallow water for octopus, flounder, butterfly fish, angel fish and blue tangs.

SUP Boards on Frederiksted Beach


Lots of parking along the beach and across the street next to the ballpark.  There is a restaurant and bar, public restrooms, chair and umbrella rentals, a board shop offering surf, skim, skate, stand up paddle board rentals and lessons, and snorkel gear rentals available. 

Chair Rentals on Fort Frederik Beach in Frederiksted


If walking from the cruise ship pier, follow the path around the front of Fort Frederik to get to the beach. If driving, drive north through town past Fort Frederik. There is parking along the street across from the ballpark. 

Path around Fort Frederik to Frederiksted Beach




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