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“We got Married!!!”
Review of Hawksnest Beach

Hawksnest Beach
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$89.00*
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Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles
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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.
Lakewood, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“We got Married!!!”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Beautiful white sand beach and relatively quiet compared to trunk. The water was pristine and if you are lucky, you will see the occasional sting ray swimming by!

Visited July 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Busy and not much coral.”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

We stopped here because it was hot and we wanted to take a quick dip in the water. Easy access to the beach, but it was very busy. The changing rooms smelled like pee and the bathrooms (out houses) smelled like death. Come ready to swim. Not much coral, but it was refreshing and nice views.

Visited July 2013
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful beach & water”
Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

The water is beautiful here, clear, and good for snorkeling. There are reefs with stingrays & beautiful fish. White sand beach is pristine. Bathrooms are pretty gross & smelly, like portapottys, but they are available.

Visited July 2013
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New Hampshire
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful, tranquil beach”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

The small parking area at this beach fills up fast, so get there early. There are bathrooms and changing facilities. The coral reef is not far off the beach. This is a lovely, scenic beach with good snorkeling. You can snorkel over to Littke Hawksnest beach right next door, which is always very quiet.

Visited July 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
365 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Coral Reef”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

This beach is my 3rd favorite beach (1-Maho, 2-Trunk, 3-Hawksnest, 4-Caneel, 5-Cinnamon). The coral reef is right in front of you when you swim out and you can easily get caught in it (it sort of comes up in front of you and it's instantly shallow). Be cautious!

Visited July 2013
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