Hay Penny Beach, St. Croix


Destinations > St. Croix

Blog Post - April 13, 2021

Hay Penny Beach is also called Ha’Penny Beach. It is located on the South Shore of St. Croix. It is also called the Manchenil Bay.

We didn't even know about this beach, but after talking to a local, she recommended visiting Hay Penny Beach.

This beach is off the main road (Highway 62) and you turn off at the pink entrance wall to drive down a dirt road to a dirt parking lot.

As we got out, we could see that this is a really long beach and we decided to walk all the way to the end and back.

While we were there, we saw a lot of seaweed, but the sand was really soft and we didn't mind it.

We did some snorkeling too. The water was clear, but we didn't see a lot of fish or active coral reefs. It was still beautiful, but in comparison to some other beaches in St. Croix I wouldn't recommend it for snorkeling. 

With that said, we still loved this beach and would go back. The views, the turquoise blue water, and the soft sand were amazing!

This is what the turnoff looks like to go to Hay Penny Beach:

Hay Penny Beach Entrance, St. Croix

This is the view of the dirt road to the beach:

Dirt Road to Hay Penny Beach, St. Croix

This is the view of the parking area and this beautiful beach:

Hay Penny Beach parking area, St. Croix
Hay Penny Beach, St. Croix
Hay Penny Beach, St. Croix
Hay Penny Beach, St. Croix
Hay Penny Beach, St. Croix
Hay Penny Beach, St. Croix
Hay Penny Beach, St. Croix

Overall, we had a great time at Hay Penny Beach and can't wait to go back.


Hay Penny Beach, St. Croix Map:

(Click on the map above to go to a Google Maps larger view.)


Parking Fee: $0

Entrance Fee: $0

Total cost: $0


These are the checklist items I recommend:

  • Bring a plenty of water and some snacks
  • Bring a hat to keep the sun off of your face.
  • Bring sunscreen
  • Bring a beach towel to lay out on.
  • Bring your own snorkel gear
  • This video was filmed with a GoPro Hero 9 Black video camera