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Sand Castle

Sand Castle Beach is actually part of Dorsch Beach, but is known for being home of Sand Castle on the Beach Resort and Cottages by the Sea. It is a gorgeous long stretch of beach with some structure for snorkeling. Sand Castle Beach has serenely calm waters, perfect for swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding or snorkeling. Plan to spend the day here, rent some beach chairs and an umbrella for shade and treat yourself to lunch at the beach side restaurant and bar.

Location: West End

Enjoy the calm waters of the scenic West End of St. Croix in resort comfort! This beach is very popular with both locals and visitors. For cruise ship passengers, it’s an easy walk or short cab ride from the cruise ship pier.  

Day Pass from Sand Castle's

A day pass is available for cruise ship passengers, or those who wish to camp out and enjoy a beach day in resort comfort. You can purchase a day pass from Sand Castle on the Beach Resort for $25, which includes 2 chairs and an umbrella, towels, 2 refreshing glasses of rum punch, and access to the hotel amenities including the beach side freshwater pool, outdoor shower, and restrooms.


From Frederiksted, drive south along the water. You will see signs for Sand Castle on the Beach Resort about 1/2 mile south of the Frederiksted Pier. Convenient parking is available at the hotel, or parking is available in the lot across the street.

  • Convenient parking
  • Resort amenities (Day Pass)
  • Restaurant and bar onsite
  • Chair and umbrella rentals
  • Nearby shopping
  • Nearby water sports
  • Nearby scuba diving
  • Beach chairs and umbrellas are for resort guests and Day Pass holders only
  • Use of the freshwater pool and restrooms is for resort guests and Day Pass holders only

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Beach Side Cafe

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Established in 1949, Cottages by the Sea is a family owned and operated boutique hotel located on the West end of St Croix, ¼ mile south of the quaint town of Frederiksted. Cottages by the Sea offers 25 uniquely different and newly-renovated beachfront cottages on a breathtaking stretch of sandy beach overlooking the clear blue waters…

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