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“Not much beach there, and crashing waves...”
Review of Hawksnest Beach

Hawksnest Beach
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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.
Reviewed January 3, 2012

We visited briefly; sunbathers were literally stuck up under the branches of the trees which surround the bay- there's a steep and beautiful sand beach, but the waves come crashing in and sweep all the way up the beach, leaving you no dry spot to lay. There's a sign saying "swim at your own risk" or something of the sort, so it's not so good for kids. There were only two people in the water, and about 25 cars in the lot. There's always parking there in the lot, which is unusual for a north shore beach. Look for the Noni tree and fruit on your walk down the path- it's called noni in Hawaii, but "dog dumpling" on Barbados... not sure what the locals call it. You can't miss it- the white ovoid fruits are stinky!

1  Thank Jamoof
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

This is one of my favorite beaches on STJ. I love to take a swim from Hawksnest over to the nearby beautiful Gibney beach. Hawksnest also has good snorkeling.

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Reviewed December 29, 2011

Nice, narrow beach. Gotta get there early for a spot. Not because of a big crowd, you gotta have a spot high enough so your stuff doesn't get washed away! Beautifull views and good swimming.

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Reviewed December 14, 2011

Why is this under Restaurants no food? Best Beach though

Thank Marty B
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Reviewed December 8, 2011

We have not snorkeled from this beach, but the water is clear and the views are wonderful.

Thank Wildsongs
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