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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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“great beach” (50 reviews)
“cruz bay” (55 reviews)
Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands National Park 00831, St. John

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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful views, warm water, found parking. What more could you want? We went with 2 teenage boys and they had a blast snorkeling and tossing the football around.

Thank oinkwoof
Reviewed 4 days ago

we stopped here after a quick rain storm late in the day. There was ample shade and areas of sun. We brought our snorkel equipment and were glad we did. We spotted an octopus, several stingrays, loads of beautiful fish right from the beach. This...More

Thank toddtam2003
Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't hear as much in advance about Hawksnest as you do some other beaches on St. John like Trunk Bay and Cinnamon but it more than holds its own. No charge, but no snack bar either. Beautiful, tranquil, plenty of amazing water colors, rays...More

1  Thank Rick O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not one of the most spoked about beaches but it is really really worth a stop. Quite tight along the shoreline but just amazingly tranquil

Thank Birgitta-Kenneth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to train beginning snorkelers. We brought our daughter here for her first snorkel. Parking is available and close to town.

Thank Jacki217
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at hawksnest beach today and it was rather crowded and loud. We prefer the quieter spots and with all that St. John has to offer, if the beach you are at doesn't satisfy...go to the next one on your list ..so we did...More

Thank gigi2005
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is beautiful. There are lots of stingrays even right up close to shore which was cool to see. This beach has a public parking lot and it's a short walk down to the beach. The water is crystal clear and warm. I would...More

Thank VAkrf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I finally made it to Hawksnest (my 10th visit to the island) and wonder what took me so long! While the beach looked busy with all of the cars in the lot, we didn't feel like we were surrounded by crowds. The water and views...More

Thank Jennie V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hawksnest Beach is definitely where the locals go, it is closest to Cruz Bay. It is a great family beach, white sand, the beach faces east, the mornings seem to be best calm and serene.

Thank horsekeeper41
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a chance and it was so worth it! There are limited facilities at this beach and that makes it secluded and quiet. We took our towels, cooler, and lunch. Laying under the sea grape trees could not have been more wonderful.

Thank 3greens2017
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