St. Croix Beach Guide


Cane Bay is a great spot for sunbathing, walking, snorkeling, having a cool drink at a beach bar or just hanging out.


Manchenil is a very long, white sand beach on the south side of St. Croix. Accessible by a dirt road, look for the pink pillars off South Shore Rd.

East End

Mermaid Beach is a great white sand beach and is home to the Buccaneer Resort. The shore is dotted with many tall, beautiful coconut trees.

West End

Frederiksted Beach is walking distance from Frederiksted and the cruise ship pier. A small, lovely white sand beach that offers instant access to the lovely Caribbean Sea.

St. Croix's palm lined and sun kissed beaches call visitors to spend a couple hours and sometimes the entire day enjoying the natural beauty. Miles of secluded spots can be found along St. Croix's shores; in fact many beaches on St. Croix are continuous with different segments having different names. Take a look at the 23 beaches included in this guide and select your favorites - you are certain to find a few!

Beaches at a Glance

Click on Overview or Beach Name for more details.

Northside Overview | Map                                                               
Davis Bay
Cane Bay
Columbus Landing
Southside Overview | Map                                                               
Manchenil Beach
East End Overview | Map                                                               
The Grotto (at Buccaneer)
Mermaid Beach (at Buccaneer)
Tamarind Beach
Chenay Bay Beach
Coakley Beach
Reef Beach
Cramer's Park
Issac Bay
Jack Bay
Grapetree Bay
Divi Beach
West End Overview | Map                                                               
Sandy Point
Dorsch (Sand Castle Beach)
Fort Frederik Beach
Rainbow Beach
Sprat Hall Beach
Islands / Cays                                                               
Protestant Cay
Buck Island

Note Resort beaches are open to the public; only some however rent chairs and water sports gear to non-guests. Swimming pools and similar resort amenities are typically reserved for registered-guests only.

Beach Information and Tips

  • All beaches on St. Croix are open to the public, beyond the sand and tree line however is often private property and should be respected as such.
  • There are no clothing optional beaches in St. Croix; public nudity is illegal.
  • Removing shells from beaches on St. Croix is illegal.
  • Don’t feed marine life or sea birds. Food not naturally in their diet, like various human foods, can create health problems for these animals.
  • Protect yourself from the sun. Wear sunblock, a hat and sunglasses.
  • Sun, rum and fun can spell dehydration, drink plenty of water.

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Northside Beach Map

St. Croix Northside Beach Map


Southside Beach Map

St. Croix Southside Beach Map


East End Beach Map

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West End Beach Map

St. Croix Beach Map


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