Bay is a cobblestone
beach, where one can delight
in the colorful polished stones and beautiful pieces of bleached
white coral that make up the beach. and extend into the water
along the shoreline for about twenty feet and up to a depth of
about three feet. The bottom then changes to one of larger rocks
and reef for about another twenty feet before becoming the sand
and grass bottom which characterizes the majority of the bay.
Starting from the roundabout in Cruz Bay take Route 104 east 1.6 miles.
When the road forks, bear right and continue following the
south shore coastline. Make the first right turn onto the road
which leads to Klein Bay. Make the second right turn and park
at the end of the road, where a short path leads to the beach.
Although the access road is private, no attempts have been
made to restrict public access to the beach.
The name Klein Bay comes from the Dutch and German word klein meaning
Although the entrance into the water is a bit difficult, the
swimming is good. Enter between the center and eastern portion
of the beach. It is safe to walk on the pebble bottom. When
that ends, swim or snorkel over the area of larger rocks to
avoid the sea urchins.
There is good snorkeling along the rocks on both sides of the
bay. The underwater grasslands may also hold pleasant surprises
for patient snorkelers - look for conch, turtles and spotted