Point Udall

St Croix

Point Udall is the easternmost geographic point in US territory. As you face into a 25-knot trade wind, the vista from the promontory high above the surf-strewn beaches is enough to make you hear symphonies. Hikers will like the challenge of taking the steep path down the hillside to isolated Isaac Bay, a nesting area for endangered sea turtles; look for the trailhead near the car park.

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1. Isaac Bay

0.44 MILES

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2. Buck Island Reef National Monument

4.11 MILES

For such a small landmass – 1 mile long by half a mile wide – Buck Island draws big crowds. It’s not so much what’s on top but what’s underneath that…

3. Christiansted National Historic Site

8.89 MILES

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4. Steeple Building

8.94 MILES

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6. Protestant Cay

8.97 MILES

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7. Hibiscus Beach

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8. Salt River Bay National Historic Park

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