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Hawksnest Beach

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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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Best snorkeling on North Shore

This was the best snokeling we experienced on the north shore! It was so calm along the rocks/reef it was like being inside an aquarium. My 10 Year old could touch almost the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Lawrenceville, Georgia

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This was the best snokeling we experienced on the north shore! It was so calm along the rocks/reef it was like being inside an aquarium. My 10 Year old could touch almost the whole time which was a plus for clearing her mask. The fish here were ample and calm and gorgeous! Very sparse for snorkelers so felt like we... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Parking may be an issue, no access fee. Onsite bathroom and changing rooms. Limited beach, mangroves available for shade. BEAUTIFUL site. Spotted a small lemon shark. Able to spread out without feeling personal space invasion.

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Northern NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

After a full day excursion to St. Thomas, we found a much needed detox at Hawksnest. Typically one of the busier beaches early in the day, it was nearly deserted in the late afternoon, except for a group of locals out to enjoy the sunset. I completely understand why! To the far left side of the beach when facing the... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is supposedly the place to be for turtles, but unfortunately we did not see any. The beach is skinny and there isn't much shade. We did have a good time there, though. The water stays shallow and calm all day. It is very popular, so get there early!

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This has it all. Easy to get to with parking close, some shade and the view...wow. The sands are awesome and the snorkeling is among the best on the island. On the left side, the stag horn coral are the most impressive on the island. Went on July 14th and 16th, 2015. No sea lice. Saw turtles, rays and cuttlefish... More 

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maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This beach is great and the sun goes down earlier here then on the other side of the island so it gets good shade in the afternoon .. don't go in the bathroom GAG but there is a lil sting ray the locals nick name happy hour because he swims the shore line daily between 4-6 . I saw him... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Small car park right off north shore road and short walk to the beach, 10- 20 meters only. Rest rooms and changing rooms but no showers here. Picnic tables and shade shelters. The most amazing and beautiful surroundings and perfect water. Small coral reef just offshore suitable for taking young kids snorkeling. Just a small beach compared to some of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This beach had easy parking and beach access. Bring your beach chairs and ice chest with drinks! Has bathroom facilities but not the greatest. Beach and water are beautiful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I have been here a couple times, but I wish I could come more often. This is a gorgeous, secluded beach with some of the best snorkeling and crystal clear water. If you have the time and money to get here, this is a must stop when in the USVI. Pack a picnic for you and the wife and surprise... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Hawksnest is the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean - turquoise colored water, no waves it is perfect for families.

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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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