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Frank Bay Beach

Frank Bay Beach on St John, US Virgin Islands

Frank Bay Beach is located just around the point from St John’s main port of Cruz Bay. An easy walk heading west along Wharfside Village, past the old cemetery and Gallows Point.

Getting there:
From Cruz Bay head west toward toward Wharfside Village or walk along the beach towards Gallows Point. When the beach ends you’ll walk up the hill, past the old cemetery. As you crest the hill, Gallows Point will be on your right and Frank Bay will be in front of you. Take your first right. The narrow road drops down to the beach. Parking is across the street.

360 VR View of Frank Bay, St John

Frank Bay Beach
This beach, perhaps more than any other, is often forgotten as a destination. With so many popular beaches east of Cruz Bay, it’s no wonder that Frank Bay Beach just doesn’t get the attention of some of St John’s stunning North Shore beaches like Trunk, Cinnamon or Maho. So what’s the charm of this beach? First, it’s close enough to Cruz Bay that you can easily walk to and from the beach. Second, it’s a wonderful beach for a quick escape from the heat of the day. If that’s not enough for you, it’s forgotten-beach status makes it one of the less crowded beaches!

Things you should know: The beach is fairly narrow – especially at high tide or when the surf is up. There is relatively little shade unless you score the coconut palm on the east end of the beach. You should also be aware that entry is across a cobblestone bottom. Take some care on entry and/or wear aqua socks. Once in, the water will be delightful!

Parking:
Conveniently located just across the street! You can almost always find a spot.

Snorkeling Haulover St JohnSnorkeling at Frank Bay Beach is best along the eastern side [ Gallows Point ]. While not a top snorkeling destination, Frank Bay does have some shallow patch reefs and can provide plenty of entertainment!

Of Interest:
Just across the street is a small nature preservation area. Rest your feet on the bench and you may be treated to a sighting of one of the islands little ducks or other shore birds. Or you might spot one of the colorful iguanas that seem to prefer the protection of the mangroves that line the lagoon.