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Coakley Bay

Coakley Bay Beach is located on the East End of St. Croix, between Prune Bay (at Miss Bea) and the Coakley Bay Condominiums. This beach offers a long stretch of sand, plenty of shade and some parking along the access road. There is not much snorkeling at this beach, however that water is usually calm and you may see a few schools of fish swimming by. There are a lot of rocks, shells and sea urchins, so you may want to wear shoes. This beach usually isn’t crowded, unless the local kite surfers are out riding the waves, or if Big Beard’s Adventure Tours is there for their afternoon beach barbeque.

Location: East End


Head east out of Christiansted along East End Road. Make the first left after Miss Bea Road. This dirt road runs alongside the fence for the estate at Carden Bay. Follow the road down to the beach.

There are no facilities here, so be sure to bring plenty of sun protection and drinking water. We recommend that you do not leave valuables in your car as this is a somewhat remote area.

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.

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St. Croix’s East End Marine Park

Along with global, local and governmental organizations, the St. Croix community is working to preserve the natural beauty, wildlife, and history of our island. One way St. Croix has worked to achieve this goal is by establishing national parks, protected areas, and wildlife refuges. In addition to being the home of three different national parks…

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