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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands National Park 00831, St. John

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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Incredibly beautiful

The water has so made shades of blue. Hard to describe. Photos don't do it justice- has to be experienced to understand

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The water has so made shades of blue. Hard to describe. Photos don't do it justice- has to be experienced to understand

Thank Robin G
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Very nice location close to parking. Beach was small and space was limited. Quite rocky (as opposed to Trunk Bay/Cinnamon) but very nice views. Not the best place to enter ocean.

Thank William P
Larvik, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

If you come sailing this is a beautiful stop. There is not so many boats that stop on this place, most boats continue to Francis Bay or Maho Beach. But this is well worth a overnight stop and it's not so crowded!

Thank Cecilie D
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Long beautiful beach. Can be very choppy waters if windy. Not a Beach for young children because the bathroom facilities are very poorly maintained and no food opportunities.

1 Thank jguar15
Morrisville, Vermont
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

This just might be my favorite beach that I visited on St. John. It has a great beach, with a very nice swimming area. Snorkling here was great with green sea turtles, stingrays and other marine life. I found this beach a great, enjoyable spot that we will be going back to whenever we can.

1 Thank Jeffrey L
Chesapeake, Virginia
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

While this is not a large beach, it is less crowded than the other beaches. It doesn't hurt that it's also beautiful. Nice covered picnic tables just as you pull in. Close to Cruz Bay. Not far from here is Peace Hill.

2 Thank Sonny P
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Nice beach, not crowded, a bit rough but beautiful and peaceful. A real hidden jem and not too far from the ferry.

1 Thank silkflowers
Columbia, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

wear something other than flip flops for the short hike to this beach as the beach itself is very rocky. This spot has some of the best coral on the island so it is well worth the effort to get there. it is best tackled when the north shore waters aren't too choppy though.

Thank Laura C
Birkerod, Denmark
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Great beach, great bbq pits in the shade, fair amount of parking spots. Plenty of shade. The beach is not wide, but super nice. You will get some great waves for the kids

Thank frankolsendk
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Get here fairly early so you get a nice spot. Beach not too wide and fills up quickly especially since it not a long walk from parking.

Thank luv2sunOIB

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