Coakley Bay Beach is located on the East End of St. Croix, near the Coakley Bay Condominiums. This beach offers a long stretch of sand. There are no amenities here, but there is plenty of shade, and some parking. 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.
Head east out of Christiansted along East End Road. Turn left about half a mile past Cheeseburgers in America’s Paradise.
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.
Parking is some available, but there are no amenities at Coakley Bay Beach. Bring plenty of drinking water, sun protection, food, and your beach chair or mat.