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Cane Bay


Cane Bay, located on St. Croix's north shore is a scenic and picturesque beach. It is the kind of beach you would expect to see on a Caribbean Island, with white sand, palm trees, and great snorkelling.

Cane Bay is a delightful swimming area with the famous Cane Bay drop-off just 150 yards offshore. Because of its North Shore location the beach gets windy and the waters can get quite rough. The snorkeling and diving at Cane Bay is spectacular and known to be some of the best in the Caribbean. On a good day, you can swim out 150 yards to see the Cane Bay Wall, which drops dramatically off to deep waters below. Multicolored fish, elkhorn, and brain coral flourish here.

Cane Bay is a real treasure and is a highly recommended beach.

Things to do:

  • Visit the Carambola Beach Resort & Championship Golf Club. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., built by Laurance Rockefeller in 1966, the Club is the recipient of Golf Magazine's Gold Medal Award
  • Plenty of places to eat
  • If you are going to St. Croix simply to diven then the Cane Bay area on the north shore is where you want to stay.
  • Cane Bay Dive Shop This dive shop takes you on boat and beach dives along the north shore

  • Snorkelling is some of the Caribbean's best
  • Wonderful diving
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Birding
  • Swimming though the water can be rough

Near the beach you will find plenty of food including Burgers, fish sandwiches, quesadillas, and Philly steak sandwiches. You might find blues and jazz on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. St Croix has it all, full enjoyment for families and also for water sport enthusiasts. Don't miss this beach ; enjoy the music, food, water, and scenic beauty.

The Waves at Cane Bay restaurant serves up such tried-and-true island dishes as conch fritters.