Buck Island is a small, uninhabited island off the northeast coast of St. Croix. Designated a National Monument in 1961, the 176 acre island is home to several endangered species such as the hawksbill turtle.
The beach on Buck Island, Turtle Beach, is a long stunning stretch of white sand and clear water and offers spectacular views of St. Croix.
Access: Buck Island can only be reached by boat. There are several charter companies in St. Croix that offer excursions to Buck Island for snorkeling and exploring the island.
Amenities: Picnic tables, charcoal grills, and pit toilets at West Beach and Dietrich’s Point. Be sure to bring plenty of water and pack out everything you bring in.
Tip: If you like to snorkel, take an excursion that stops to snorkel at the underwater snorkel trail by Buck Island. If you like to hike, take the hiking trail that leaves from West Beach or Diedrich Point. The hike takes about 45 minutes. Be sure to wear shoes and bring water.
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