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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands National Park 00831, St. John

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Reviewed 13 June 2016

It's so hard to pick a favorite beach on St. John. They are really all so beautiful in their on ways. Guess you'll just have to try them all too!

Thank Jackie R
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Fantastically clear blue water, very fine white sand on the beach, sandy to walk out into the water, but an extensive shallow reef is easily accessed not very far out, and you can see a great array of colorful fish and reef life in less...More

1  Thank TomChatt
Reviewed 29 May 2016

This was a pretty good beach with lots of parking and bathrooms. It was wavy in the morning and calmer in the afternoon. Seemed like a good place to play in the waves if you had a boogy board.

Thank Armbar0731
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Loved this beach. It was great for snorkeling and there was a little shade so that you could get out of the direct sun light. Really worth it to visit.

1  Thank Betsy75
Reviewed 28 May 2016

With gorgeous sand and warm water filled with fish, what could be better? We moored our yacht for the day and it was so peaceful.

Thank Kathleen L
Reviewed 27 May 2016

This was the 1st beach on our beach trips...clean white sand with easy access to beach. the restrooms aren't the best but the views more than make up for it.

1  Thank Jerry H
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We went to several beaches and this was our fav by far. The water was warm and the winds not too strong. There are tables to eat at and even a place to get changed. The bathrooms were, well, what you would expect at a...More

Thank Barbara D
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Not only is Hawksnest Beach gorgeous, but Freshwater Church holds Sunday service there at 10:00am that makes the beach even more beautiful and is proof of God's hand in creating this beautiful island. If you get a chance, stop by and join the congregation made...More

4  Thank Audthang
Reviewed 24 May 2016

One of my favorite beaches of St John! good snorkeling out on the reef. Not a real crowed beach. There is no facilities other then a out house and shower. Plenty of shade if needed......This is a beach not to be missed.........clear water and a...More

1  Thank JBoyer1468
Reviewed 23 May 2016

There is a lot to see here in the water and it is fun to explore. The beach is not packed with people, but it is not overcrowded, either. A parking lot is very close to the beach! Some grills (charcoal) are provided as well...More

Thank Hauke M
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