The beach located in front of Cruz Bay’s Wharfside Village commercial area is home to many moored charter boats, deck chairs, Beach Bar dinner seating, Dr!nk & Joe’s Rum Hut bar seating, not to mention a whole lot of nighttime hanging around. As of Jan 28, Wharfside Village remains closed (except for Island Cork), but we’ve heard of reopening in March 2018.
Not really meant for swimming and sunning, but you’re in the islands – make due! It is the happenin’ place to be if you want to enjoy sunsets with other like minded limin’ people many of whom will be roaming the beach and visiting some of the many shops or restaurants which line the harbor.
Cruz Bay harbor is the main people ferry dock that can take you to St. Thomas and the BVIs. The northern section of Cruz Bay harbor is home to the Virgin Islands National Park offices and is where the water taxis load and unload their passengers.
Cruz Bay is also home to The Battery which is where you will find many of the USVI government offices and the US Customs office (where you will arrive when coming from the British Virgin Islands), which is currently under renovations.