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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands National Park 00831, St. John
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 Beach that's not too crowded

Living on St Thomas for a few years, I've sampled most of the best there and in St Johns and many on St Croix. On St johns, Hawksnest Beach is surely one of the BEST, and not too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Marbella, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Living on St Thomas for a few years, I've sampled most of the best there and in St Johns and many on St Croix. On St johns, Hawksnest Beach is surely one of the BEST, and not too crowded (as is Trunk Bay due to it advertised UnderwaterTrail), Hawksnest is more tropical, uncrowded and lovely to enjoy... so I recommend... More 

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Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My first time on this beach lasted about 10 minutes. We were on STJ in June 2015 and it was more crowded than before. After walking onto the beach we decided we'd go to Francis. Hawksnest is a gorgeous beach, but we really didn't stay long due to the crowds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

very close to Cruz bay. Nice little beach. Best snorkeling will be to your left. This beach has a pavilion which is a bonus. We cooked out and it was great. Right off the road as well

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Hawks nest has good parking availability and it is not a far walk from the parking lot to the beach. The waters here are very calm and crystal clear. There are coral reefs just off the beach for snorkeling. The only downside is the public restrooms which are filthy and disgusting. Sometimes you can smell them even on the beach.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This was our first beach on our week-long visit to St. John and we really lucked out! This was also our sons' first experience snorkeling in the Caribbean and they loved this beach. The snorkeling was fantastic considering all you have to do is swim out to the reef or to the rocks along the right side. Parking is not... More 

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Kingston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This beach came highly recommended and we know why. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. (You can't go wrong on any of the beaches of St. John)

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Frankfort, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This beach is right by parking area. no need to walk far from car to reach the beach. Not as crowded as other beaches. Smaller size and coral reefs right off shore to snorkel. If you want you can rent paddle boards and mats. Nice sandy beach and area for swimming.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was my favorite beach. The mangrove (i think) trees come right up almost the water line making these secluded little pockets in the trees. Its shady and gorgeous.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We snorkeled the coral heads in the center of Hawksnest, liking the variety of the coral head to the far right - better coral, better fish variety, also calm enough. We also went to the far right side of the bay and went up most of the way to the point. Good fish among the rocks and coral heads, also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We came here in June and spent a few hours swimming and snorkeling. The water was gorgeous and incredibly clear. The beautiful white sand beach was very clean. The snorkeling wasn't too great right off the beach, however it was really good around the rocks off to the right. There were only a couple dozen people at the beach when... More 

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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands National Park 00831, St. John
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Virgin Islands National Park

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