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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.
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N Shore Road, Virgin Islands National Park 00831, St. John
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All reviews cruz bay picnic tables fish close to town changing rooms trunk bay st john north shore easy parking lots of parking great for kids crystal clear water white sand be careful cinnamon bay national park shade
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Another amazing beach on St John. Everything about it is perfect - the aqua water, white sand, quiet winds in the palm trees. Lovely. Don't miss it!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is just another beautiful white sand beach on the north shore of the island. Snorkeling is excellent here with the reef that comes almost to shore. Lots to sea life to view.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank trandy7922
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out of the various beaches we visited on our day trip to St. John, Hawksnest was our favorite! The sand and water were pristine. Recommend bringing snorkeling equipment to explore the nearby reefs and water. The area provides recently renovated picnic tables and shaded areas...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jessicadD5405TR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to go to hawksnest since there was no parking at trunk Bay on a saturday. it was pretty crowded but a great afternoon- blue skies and 80 degrees!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HLSESS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hawksnest is the first major beach you will encounter on the North Shore/Rt. 20 road and it worth the stop. We had some nice snorkeling there and the beach is easily accessible so that was a plus. We did have some rip tides at Hawksnest...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The closer to Cruz, the more people, the easier access (ie, taxi) but still worth the visit. I did not snorkel here, so no comment on that aspect, but a wonderful beach to sit back and drink in the sun

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank zgshaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Scotts Head is approximately 5 1/2 hours drive North of Sydney along the coast. The main beach is 11km long and has crystal clean water. Scotts Head is virtually unknown but a place to get away from big cities. It has 3 beaches in total...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Gary O
Reviewed 28 December 2018

this is a very beautiful beach that we had our friends wedding on...the backdrop was exquisite. FYI you can get married directly on the beach for only a $25 permit from St John City Hall...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Just another Typical tour on an open bus around the Island with so much natural beauty an scenery to take in. Lots to see and take pics of to be admired as memories of a great cruise.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank speaktruly
Reviewed 26 November 2018

This was the perfect place to commence our day of hiking and to take a rest on the beautiful beaches at Hawksnest Beach. Great area for family and friends to enjoy the crystal clear water and clean beach. A lot of shade trees along the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Don P
15 December 2018|
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Response from mae_438 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we went for Thanksgiving. It was an absolutely beautiful beach with a lot of shaded areas. You are sure to enjoy this area if you visit!
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