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Hawksnest Beach

Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands National Park 00831, St. John
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Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles
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This narrow, sea-grape-tree-lined stretch of sand is a popular beach on St John, especially for island residents, which offers gazebos for parties, barbecues or family get-togethers.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands National Park 00831, St. John

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

beautiful beach and a greaat place to relax. not crowded. grape trees provide shade if you need it. decent snorkeling. saw some fish and a ray. has facilities.

Thank Krista P
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Because it's close, go early, before 10AM. If you're in St John and have a car, go at 8AM, even if you think that people on vacation rarely should get up before noon. All the beaches on the North shore drive have a western exposure,...More

Thank denisgianna
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to snorkel. You get to see mermaids chair and the tiniest beach on St. John. This is another great stop on Salute Charters tours. Check them out! If you get a chance check this place out. You will not be...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Went there today for 2 hours; was awesome. Lots of parking, not crowded. The coral is right off the beach and has thousands of fish; the current brings you back to the beach so it works out great for weaker swimmers. Crystal clear water. For...More

Thank brna2000
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Hawksnest is a smaller beach but very wonderful to visit and snorkel. The water is beautiful and clear with many fish to see. We even saw a skate that was very close to the beach.

1  Thank James H
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This was a beautiful beach that is closest to Cruz bay. Very big beach and was not crowded when we went. Plenty of parking

1  Thank LisaBF4898FD
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Beautiful views, warm water, found parking. What more could you want? We went with 2 teenage boys and they had a blast snorkeling and tossing the football around.

Thank oinkwoof
Reviewed 21 July 2017

we stopped here after a quick rain storm late in the day. There was ample shade and areas of sun. We brought our snorkel equipment and were glad we did. We spotted an octopus, several stingrays, loads of beautiful fish right from the beach. This...More

1  Thank toddtam2003
Reviewed 16 July 2017

You don't hear as much in advance about Hawksnest as you do some other beaches on St. John like Trunk Bay and Cinnamon but it more than holds its own. No charge, but no snack bar either. Beautiful, tranquil, plenty of amazing water colors, rays...More

1  Thank Rick O
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Not one of the most spoked about beaches but it is really really worth a stop. Quite tight along the shoreline but just amazingly tranquil

Thank Birgitta-Kenneth
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