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 located alongside the beach. Enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding and other water sports and activities here. It does have a grassy bottom close to shore, which makes it the perfect environment for starfish, conch and sea turtles (please respect the sea life and leave it in it’s place). Swimming out along the right side of the bay near the point offers good snorkeling. There is plenty of shade and there are beach chairs to lounge on. This is a fantastic beach for young children, as the water is shallow and calm. Access the beach by way of the resort.
Head east out of Christiansted along East End Road (Rt. 82). Turn left at the entry into Chenay Bay Beach Resort and take that road to the parking lot at the resort. Park there and walk straight ahead through the resort property to access the beach.
The waters at this beach are within the No Take Zone of the St. Croix East End Marine Park. Hook-and-line fishing is only permitted from the beach to 100 ft from shore. All other beach-based fishing (spearfishing, diving for conch) is prohibited. Personal watercraft are also prohibited.
Since this beach is located at a resort, lounge chairs are available on the beach for resort guests or anyone who purchases food or beverages at the resort’s beachside restaurant and bar. Restrooms are available, and there is plenty of parking. Water sports gear rentals are also available onsite.