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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands National Park 00831, St. John
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This narrow, sea-grape-tree-lined stretch of sand is a popular beach on St...

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.

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Come early for parking.

Try to come on days when the cruise ships aren't in. Bring lunch. A bit of a narrow beach. Nice, easy snorkeling.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Urbana, United States
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Urbana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Try to come on days when the cruise ships aren't in. Bring lunch. A bit of a narrow beach. Nice, easy snorkeling.

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Johnston, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though we could find parking in the lot, the beach was absolutely packed and very loud with music and groups. Hit there around noon so enjoyed the beach, ate our lunch and headed to Salomon. Didn't even attempt to snorkel. Since this beach is close to Cruz Bay, many people use taxis or are dropped at this beach. Picnic... More 

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Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are parking spaces, picnic tables, grill facilities, changing rooms and bathroom facilities. The beach is Northwest facing and soft white sand. Come early to get parking and your spot on the beach. Protected cove perfect for snorkeling or lounging. Perfect for watching the sunset.

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Maui, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so gorgeous, but was way too crowded for me. Great place to snorkel. Beautiful white sand beaches. Public restrooms.

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Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every beach on St. John is to die for! Hawks nest is small and not too deep of a beach. There are lots of trees by the water for shade and it is the closest Northshore beach to Cruz Bay.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great sand and amazing water. Snorkeling is good right off beach and we saw sea turtles ! not crowded and very serene and beautiful like a private lagoon.

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great beach with little to no surf. Great for kids and easy access. Snorkeling is solid. Can get busy but always plenty of room. One of my favorites on the island.

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great first time snorkeling , easy to park and get to, not crowded and great coral and lots of cool fish

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did some snorkeling on this beach and it was pretty good. It's a small beach with no amenities at all. No chairs, bars or restaurants but is a sweet get away.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Just as many of the beaches on St. John - Hawksbest is beautiful and worth the trip. It is a thin beach but is right off the road and easily accessible for those who might not be able to walk to other beaches on the island. The views are stunning and it is worth a visit!

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