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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” (53 reviews)
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Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands National Park 00831, St. John

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"cruz bay"
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"lots of parking"
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"great snorkeling"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 18 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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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Because it's close, go early, before 10AM. If you're in St John and have a car, go at 8AM, even if you think that people on vacation rarely should get up before noon. All the beaches on the North shore drive have a western exposure,...More

Thank denisgianna
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to snorkel. You get to see mermaids chair and the tiniest beach on St. John. This is another great stop on Salute Charters tours. Check them out! If you get a chance check this place out. You will not be...More

Thank Alan M
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Went there today for 2 hours; was awesome. Lots of parking, not crowded. The coral is right off the beach and has thousands of fish; the current brings you back to the beach so it works out great for weaker swimmers. Crystal clear water. For...More

Thank brna2000
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Hawksnest is a smaller beach but very wonderful to visit and snorkel. The water is beautiful and clear with many fish to see. We even saw a skate that was very close to the beach.

1  Thank James H
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

This was a beautiful beach that is closest to Cruz bay. Very big beach and was not crowded when we went. Plenty of parking

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