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“Perfect!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hawksnest Beach

Hawksnest Beach
Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands National Park 00831, St. John
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Owner description: 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.
Maryland
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
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).

Visited August 2014
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new hampshire
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“Beautiful and easily accessible”
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.....

Visited August 2014
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“Phenomenal Shallow Reef!”
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 anything. If you are doing a daytrip to St. John and headed to Trunk Bay, do yourself a huge favor and stop here on the way. Take it from someone who has spent hundreds of hours snorkeling and diving around these islands, this spot is well worth a stop. You may have to explore a bit to find the best part of the shallow reef. Seek and ye shall find an amazing adventure here!

Visited July 2014
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“Nice for families”
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.

Visited July 2014
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“One of our favorite beaches on St. John!”
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.

Visited July 2014
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