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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands National Park 00831, St. John
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Activities: Swimming, Sunbathing
Description: 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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Great spot along the North Shore

This is a pleasant little strip of beach along St. John's North Shore. The walk from the parking lot to the beach is not more than a minute, so it's quick and easy. There are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Alexandria, VA

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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a pleasant little strip of beach along St. John's North Shore. The walk from the parking lot to the beach is not more than a minute, so it's quick and easy. There are picnic shelters here, but no other facilities that I recall. We got there early so we did not have trouble parking, but it seems to... More 

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Moss Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Good for snorkeling, but not so much for hanging out. There is so much dead coral it made me sad and I didn't stay long.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We recently spent a lot of time at Hawksnest on a recent vacation. The snorkeling here was awesome, especially if you are interested in seeing a few turtles and rays. It's also not a very busy beach, which is great for those who don't enjoy a big crowd.

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St. John
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A tiny slice of heaven. Its sugar white sand surrounded by sea grapes and crystal clear blue ocean. Lots of fish as you snorkel out to the reef. There are covered picnic tables and grills, bbq some burgers and enjoy the view. Its shaped like a soup bowl so when the waves come in you can get washed out, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautiful & secluded beach. Not sure if that is normal or if we just got lucky. Only one other couple in the area the entire time we were there. We traveled by dingy which we rented from the Westin. The ride around the island was as breathtaking as the several stops we made to snorkle and enjoy some of the... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We love this beach-- plenty of shade and sun, gorgeous water, soft sand and easy to access. Swim, snooze in the shade, and snorkel the reef on both sides of the beach. So relaxing!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great evening beach, my personal favorite, locals come by after work for late afternoon swim, calm and tranquil.

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Incredibly clear, turquoise water. There is an underwater guided trail that you can snorkel, but we were new snorkelers, and not exactly confident about being in the water without an expert! It is part of the National Park. When we were there, one could rent snorkel gear, but we bought our own, as we were also taking a day sail... More 

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Orlando
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is such a great spot that always seems to have very few people visiting! We arrived by boat for the second time in two years to find a nearly empty beach. Great coral (brain, fire, fan, etc), lots of parrotfish, flounder and we saw a few barracuda and the biggest Remora I've ever seen! It had to be between... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We stopped here on an island tour and returned for some snorkeling. Next to Trunk Bay it was the best on the island. Small beach area, you can do yoga in the mornings but I wouldn't suggest you try to spend all day here. Wonderful peaceful spot for seeing lots of fish & turtles.

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