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. 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.
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.