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Butler Bay

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, and there is some good snorkeling to be found. It’s remote location makes this beach a quiet and peaceful spot with plenty of sand to play in or to sunbathe on, and the water is generally calm due to it’s West End location. Butler Bay also offers some shade trees for those wishing to stay cool.  This beach has lots of rocks and tiny shells to peruse, and it is a nice beach to let your dog run around, but not necessarily great for open water swimming due to the sometimes strong currents.

Location: West End

We do recommend going during the day as opposed to during the evening, and take someone with you due to the remote location.

If you are a diver, offshore at Butler Bay you will find five different wrecks to dive on.  While you can reach some of the wrecks as a shore dive, they are easiest to reach by boat with one of the local dive shops, especially when the currents are strong.

Directions

This beach is located north of the town of Frederiksted on Route 63 north of Creque Dam Road (Route 58) and Sprat Hall. You can park on the side of the road, but don’t leave valuables in the car.

There are no amenities here. Bring plenty of drinking water and sun protection, and wear sturdy shoes if you are going to check out the tide pools since the rock and coral formations can be very sharp.

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Deep Wrecks at Butler Bay

The Deep Wrecks at Butler Bay consist of 2 shipwrecks, freighter Rosaomaira (also known as the Rosa Maria) and tug boat Coakley Bay.  The wrecks are beautifully encrusted with live coral and sponges, and are teeming with reef fish. There is often a shy seahorse to be found on the back of the Rosaomaira and blackbar soldierfish, mahogany snapper…

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Shallow Wrecks at Butler Bay

The Shallow Wrecks at Butler Bay consist of 3 shipwrecks, along with an old NOAA Hydrolab.  The shipwrecks include trawler Suffolk Maid, tug boat Northwind, and massive oil barge Virgin Islander. All of these wrecks are now encrusted with colorful coral and sponges and teeming with schools of reef fish. Suffolk Maid is a 144 foot long,…

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