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“good swimming” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shoy Beach

Ranked #26 of 106 things to do in St. Croix
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Owner description: This palm-frond Christiansted beach is great for body surfing.
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“good swimming”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

This beach feels secluded despite the fact that it was the most crowded beach I visited in April. (We're talking about STX so by "crowded" I mean there were about 10 other couples there.) The sand is a little sloped but nothing you can't set up a chair on or lay your towel on. Lots of trees for shade. The water was great for swimming and floating on our backs. If there hadn't been so many people there, I think we could have spent an entire perfect day there sunbathing, swimming, and walking the beach. I took some pretty photos going through the tree tunnel. This is a great beach if you are looking for a day of relaxation.

Visited April 2014
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English first
Belmont, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

What a great beach! The walk in was so picturesque. Like walking through a tunnel of trees, literally. The beach itself was gorgeous. The surf the day we went was pretty rough... not sure if it's always like that. Kinda rough for our boys who were 5 & 6. Our older kids (15, 18 & 18) loved it. Would be more suitable for older kids or couples. It was very secluded, only 2 or 3 others there the whole day! Besides having to keep a close eye on our boys, the beach was beautiful. It was a fun day!

Visited November 2013
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uk/usa
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90 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“overrated but okay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

enter thru guard gate and tell them you are going to shoys. nice walkway from parking lot to beach. very little sand to put chairs etc. picturesque bay. longer walk but the left end of beach best with more sand and better water access. right side around rocks good snorkeling---beware of current! no faclities, take own chairs and food/drinks but there is shade trees.

Visited March 2014
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Brighton, Michigan
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68 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Quiet and secluded”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Enter thru buccaneer, right turn before gate, drive to end of subdivision rd. Cool 1 minute walk thru trees. We were the only ones there. Not for those looking for excitement chairs or bathrooms.

Visited February 2014
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Minnesota
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91 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Small Beach, but quiet! Good swimming.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

This beach was nice to take a dip in. There was only 1 other couple there, so we had some privacy. The only downfall, was that the sand slopes down to the water, and otherwise there's lots of bushes so not too many great places to lay your towel out on.
In order to get there, you must go through Buccaneer's gates, and go to the guard at the right side. Just let them know you're going to the beach and they'll let you through!

Visited January 2014
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