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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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“cruz bay” (58 reviews)
“picnic tables” (33 reviews)
“fish” (54 reviews)
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Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands National Park 00831, St. John
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"cruz bay"
in 58 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 33 reviews
"fish"
in 54 reviews
"close to town"
in 9 reviews
"changing rooms"
in 17 reviews
"trunk bay"
in 45 reviews
"st john"
in 37 reviews
"pit toilets"
in 6 reviews
"north shore"
in 20 reviews
"lots of parking"
in 6 reviews
"easy access"
in 13 reviews
"great snorkeling"
in 23 reviews
"crystal clear water"
in 14 reviews
"white sand"
in 15 reviews
"bathroom facilities"
in 7 reviews
"parking spot"
in 6 reviews
"be careful"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the best beaches. They have tables so you can have lunch and shade. The taxis all go here so it is easy to get to. This is one of our favorite beaches.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good family beach with facilities, good parking and shade. The beach is in good shape and most trees survived the Hurricanes. The snorkeling is ok on the west side of the beach.

Thank dt12201
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Took my teens to Hawksnest Beach for an enjoyable afternoon. Plenty of parking, and room to spread out giving space between beach goers. Shade still available from trees that made it through the storm, and some park shelters still standing. Found plenty of trash cans,...More

Thank Jwolff70
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Easy to reach the water from parking. Sand and water very nice. Much of the shade was destroyed so brings big umbrellas.

Thank JillConnecticut
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Go to Hawksnest for the incredible elks horn coral formations. Be careful of the sea urchins - do not touch. Gorgeous water and sand - a great place for a day with the family. We generally visit Hawksnest at least twice whenever we are in...More

Thank Joanne_S1983
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

This was the first time we actually stayed at this beach. On previous trips it always seemed very narrow and very quiet....great unless you get into trouble and no one is there to help you. But thanks to the storms that went through the islands,...More

Thank Twismom
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

Hawksnest Beach was the best beach we visited. No crowds, easy to get to and parking, and the waters were calm.

Thank Suzanne L
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Very calm soothing beach, powery white sand crystal clear water. Easy access with lots of parking. Don't miss this beach.

Thank Dave D
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We traveled there before the hurricane and wish them a speedy recovery. Wow this one of the prettiest beaches I have been to. It gets full pretty quickly so get there early, there are great views in every direction.

Thank Nikko_Traveler
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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
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