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Hawksnest Beach

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 John, especially for island residents, which offers gazebos for parties, barbecues or family get-togethers.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands National Park 00831, St. John
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Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

We've been here several times in the past and never been disappointed. there seems to be a lot of construction going on so we're looking forward to seeing the finished product when we come back in a few months

Thank George G
Reviewed 12 May 2016

We spent our last day here. Brought a picnic lunch and chilled. Great snorkeling squid, octopus, eel, rays, and a ton of other fish. The coral is making a comeback so be careful. sandy beach is beautiful. Bring your own water etc.

1  Thank peacefuldb B
Reviewed 10 May 2016

This beach ranks a close 2nd to Trunk Bay. Crystal clear water and white sand beaches. A must while staying in St John!

1  Thank Brennan C
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Final stop of the day. I think we kept best for last. Small parking lot, very short walk to the beach. Beach was shallow back of beach to water, fairly wide. Watched rain storm across the water, saw a sting ray and rainbow. I'm not...More

Thank Msiran
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We packed a picnic lunch and munched on sandwiches and beer near the rocks at the western end of this beach. There are rudimentary facilities (stinky) and no other services that I saw. You may recognize this as the beach from the alien/father scene in...More

Thank SurferRyan
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Coming from Cruz Bay this is the easiest beach to reach by car. Rather small with limited walking. Great parking and early in the day generally not crowded. A very popular wedding spot. We say a wedding on every trip to the beach

Thank jas43048
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Nice parking area, does not draw huge crowds, just as beautiful as Trunk Bay, and you can find secluded spots to enjoy the view. The facilities were also easily accessible.

Thank mersmom2016
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Among the major beaches on the north shore of St. John, Hawksnest Beach offers some of the best snorkeling. it is a beautiful beach although it does not compare to Trunk Bay or Cinnamon Bay in that respect. Nevertheless, it still has quite a bit...More

Thank alpran
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Hawknest is another one of St. John's north shore beautiful beaches with crystal waters and white sand. It is closest to town so I imagine it can get crowded but we got there at 10am and didn't have a problem parking. The waves were coming...More

Thank NYJen-TRIP
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

This beach has the fine white sand and the pool blue waters and a bit of snorkeling right up close. Plus, the seagrapes are a lovely place to escape the burning rays of the Caribbean sun. If you intend to sleep on the beach, please...More

Thank Terry S
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