The northern edge of Christiansted is defined by Christiansted Harbor. There is no surprise why the Danes selected this location for their mid-18th century settlement. The first reason is the natural beauty of this kidney-shaped cove. More important, the reef about two miles from shore reduces waves while promised to be treacherous for invading ships. The entrance is tricky even for today’s sailors. Despite this, the harbor hosts excellent anchorages and marinas for residents, vacationers and day trippers.