Buck Island St Croix
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The tiny uninhabited Buck Island lies just over a mile off the northeast coast of St Croix. The 19,000 acre Buck Island Reef National Monument includes a nature trail and a couple of pristine white coral sand beaches.

The island is a natural haven for the endangered brown pelicans and also a regular nesting area for three species of sea turtles. Two thirds of the isle is surrounded by a coral barrier reef with a marine garden section which is off limits for fishing.

Buck Island St Croix

 

The underwater snorkel trail meanders through the coral reef allowing snorkelers to fully appreciate the colourful and abundant fish and life on the reef. The isle was protected in 1948 to preserve the reef and the island was made a national monument in 1961 by John F Kennedy.

Buck Island Beach St Croix

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