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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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Drove by this one.

This really looked wonderful. All of the locals have their favorite beach. All in all they all are stunning. Go to all of them.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A little too much surf, narrow beach and crowded. Not our favorite. We got there early and it was already crowded. Left and went to Maho Bay.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This really looked wonderful. All of the locals have their favorite beach. All in all they all are stunning. Go to all of them.

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Thank Ken T
Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hawksnest seems to have had a lot of erosion since we were last there. The swells (or the crowds - it's the first "free" beach with parking) prevented us from doing any real snorkeling during our trip. Definitely take the time to visit. We went during our 2009 trip, but learned there are other places to go too.

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Thank HoodlumOfMercy
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First beach of our 10 day visit. Arrived about 12pm on a Sat in Nov and found a parking spot and space in the shade. Not too crowded. A ray made the shallows his home for the day and he was enjoyed by all. Snorkeling right from the beach.

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West Pawlet, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sunny, surf and waves! Solitude. Quiet beach, not many people that afternoon. Water was refreshing and relaxing!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a little time here on a recent cruise visit to St. Thomas. We took the ferry over to St John.

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Starkville, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We visited Hawksnest twice during our week stay. Both mornings we had the beach to ourselves for several hours except one morning when a few locals came for their morning swim. To the right of the entrance is a reef we could snorkel all the way around. The reef in front of the entrance we had to enter to the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We snorkeled here and at Trunk Bay during our visit to St John. The reefs at Hawksnest are very close to the surface, so you need to be constantly aware of your position and stick to the edge of the reef. Rough surf on the day we visited made navigating the reef difficult and we ended up leaving after about... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Different type of beach--more Rock areas --so more coral and fish to see. Beautiful Beach! It is a smaller beach--so it may get crowded if you go.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Beach is rocky, picnic tables under shade (gazebos). Definitely swing in to see the views you won't be disappointed.

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