Cane Bay Beach is a popular hang out for locals and visitors alike. It is also a popular place for families to spend time with their kids, and dogs, because it’s a one stop beach that has everything. With access to several bars and restaurants right from the beach, it makes for an easy and enjoyable beach day. There is plenty to do to keep you occupied. Bask in the Caribbean sun, play volleyball, rent some beach chairs and dive into a good book, or take a dip in the clear warm water. Scuba diving and snorkeling are the most popular pastimes here, as Cane Bay offers easy access from the shore to great snorkeling, and shore diving the world famous Wall.
Location: North Shore
This beach can get busy on the weekends with restaurants offering specials and live entertainment, and many families barbecuing or having birthday parties on the beach. We highly recommend enjoying a meal or a cold cocktail at Leatherback Landing @ Cane Bay. Cane Bay is also where the annual Mardi Croix parade and celebration takes place, a St. Croix tradition very similar to Mardi Gras.
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
Cane Bay is rated one of the top dive locations in the Caribbean, and deservedly so. Sweet Bottom Dive Center is located right across the street from the beach. They offer scuba instruction, guided shore dives, night dives, as well as gear rentals and sales. If you’re not already a certified diver, you’d be fortunate to discover it here, or get certified at this very special location. Dive the famous Wall, where the ocean floor turns into a steep cliff that drops more than 2 miles deep along the Puerto Rico Trench. The shelf and the wall are perfect for seeing many species of fish, turtles, moray eels, garden eels, shrimp, squid, lobster, crabs, seahorses, reef sharks, maybe even the occasional dolphin or humpback whale if you’re lucky, and so much more! This is also home to a grant-funded coral restoration project. Not ready to try diving? Rent some snorkel gear and swim out to the living coral garden with both hard and soft corals and many varieties of reef fish.
Cane Bay Beach is located on the North Shore of St. Croix, about 5 miles west of Salt River Bay.
- Street parking
- Clean beach
- Restaurant and bar
- Dive shop
- Water sports rentals
- Chair rentals
- Family friendly
- Horseback riding nearby
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