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Hawksnest Beach

Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands National Park 00831, St. John
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Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water
Activities: Swimming, Sunbathing
Traveler Description: Hawksnest  beach is quaint, isolated, and breathtaking.  Bring the snorkels to fully enjoy the experience. They have bathrooms and changing rooms... more »
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Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Gr8 beach with spectacular views and Crystal clear water. Good place for beginner snorkeling. Can't beat the view. Parking spot available.

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Portland Maine
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71 reviews 71 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Paradise...is all I can say. Usually calm and not crowded. Silky sand. Changing rooms are a plus. Also has picnic tables and parking lot/ not far from town.

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Hempstead, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The beach was so beautiful and the snorkeling was amazing! Perfect place to relax and unwind with a picnic lunch.

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St. John
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Not as touristy as Trunk Bay but just as beautiful. No food available but nice shade trees and beautiful green mountains in the bckground. Can't ever get enough!

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Charlotte NC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Snorkeled around the rocks to the right to Gibney and Oppeinheimer then snorkeled out to private beach around the rocks on the right of Oppeinheimer - lots of bait fish and rays

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Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Looking for a quiet beach with nice shade. Not too many people? Snorkeling right off the beach? Hawksnest Beach is our go to beach when on St. John. No facilities (except porta potty type bathroom).

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new hampshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A great beach, very accessible and close to the parking. Picnic tables are available as are trees for a bit of shade. Very beautiful view.....

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Southeastern U.S.
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
53 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

When I lived in the USVI, Hawksnest Bay was my FAVORITE place to drop anchor and take people snorkeling. Even from the beach it is amazing. The reef is very close to shore and very shallow, so you have to be careful and pick your way through and around the elkhorn and other coral. PLEASE be careful not to touch... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were here a little later in the afternoon. Really nice beach, calm water. Pretty. If you have small ones, this would be a great spot for them.

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Northern California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Hawksnest is an incredibly beautiful beach. Clear crystal blue water and very good snorkeling. Pretty good areas of shade. The bathrooms can be kind of iffy-they are not flush toilets and sometimes the smell prohibited me from using them. It is a popular beach with the locals.

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