Northside Valley Beach and the Monk’s Bath Tidal Pools are located on the northwest corner of St. Croix, near Northside Valley. This beach is very secluded and more than likely you’ll have the whole place to yourself. Northside Valley Beach is tiny and mostly rocky, but great for exploring and snorkeling. Hike towards the north and you will find the Monk’s Bath Tidal Pools. We recommend wearing shoes, as the rock formations can be very sharp. If you are up for an adventure, the rocky shoreline makes for incredible snorkeling. Just be careful when entering and exiting the water as urchins like to live in the crevices. Since the terrain is precarious, we recommend you take someone with you for safety reasons if you choose to go here.
This beach is located 3 miles north of the town of Frederiksted. Once you pass the Northside Valley sign, drive about 1/4 mile further until you see a large facility building on the right. Park on the left 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 since the rock and coral formations can be very sharp.