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Great Cruz Bay Beach

West End, St. John
Located on the west end of St. John, just outside of downtown Cruz Bay is Great Cruz Bay, home of the Westin Resort. From the ferry docks you'll head south, up a large hill called Jacob's Ladder, and then down again to the bay. The beach is sheltered from all sides except the west, which makes the water very calm for relaxing swimming and snorkeling. The beach is lined with beautiful, tall palm tress and is well manicured by the Westin. With the Westin being just behind the beach there are a plethora of amenities for beach goers including restaraunts, bars, and watersports rentals.

More Information

Fee required: No
Beach Busy: Yes
Beach Size: Large


  • Food / Bar
  • Bathrooms
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Parking
  • Life Guards
  • Chair Rentals
  • Picnic Tables

How to Get There

  • Drive
  • Boat / Kayak