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“Lots to do”
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Cinnamon Bay
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Owner description: Situated in the unspoiled island refuge, Virgin Islands National Park, this beach offers a variety of water sports from snorkeling and kayaking to sailing and windsurfing, plus a popular beachfront cottage and campsite complex.
Colts Neck, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Lots to do”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Great sailing, surfing and relaxing. My son had a great time paddle boarding. Everything can be rented at beach.

Visited March 2013
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Dallas, TX
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“Great beach day”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

We took the ferry over to St John yesterday May 18th ($12 pp rt). Grabbed a taxi, $7 per person) and headed to Cinnamon Bay. The drive was beautiful & very scenic. Only took about 10 minutes to get there. Taxi dropped us off right inside the campgrounds. There's a short walk through the trees, and then the picturesque view unfolds. The bay was relatively calm, water warm, and there were plenty of trees to offer shade. We rented snorkel gear from the small store on the beach for $5 a person. Didn't see a whole lot of fish, but didn't swim the entire bay either. From time to time a random fish would make its way to where we were, but nothing like what we saw in Coki Beach on St Thomas. Great beach for relaxing, taking in the views and enjoying a good book. Bathrooms were available more towards the camp ground area, and the small store offered minimal snacks, drinks and sundries. Be sure to bring bug spray. I've never seen so many Mosquitos! All in all enjoyed the day, and would def come back!

Visited May 2013
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Southbury, Connecticut
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Our second favorite beach on St John and A Must See!”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

This is a beautiful beach, though narrower than Trunk Bay (TB). There is camping, both open site and in rental cabins, a small store, and a sit down open air, but sheltered, bar/short-order restaurant that is rented for wedding receptions, parties, and the occasional holiday (they had a Mother's Day brunch offered the first time we were there this trip). Try the conch fritters (best we had on the island) and the Painkillers (exceptionally good). Parking is usually less crowded than at TB and we saw sea turtles here that we didn't see at TB. Swimming is excellent though snorkeling is not as good as at TB. If you enjoy active sports, there are all kinds of boards and kayaks for rent. A must see beach for any visit. PS. There's no entry fee, unlike TB.

Visited May 2013
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
“Lots of activities and great beach”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Spent a small amount of time here, mostly because the snorkeling wasn't as good as the other Bays, but the beach was great to relax on and was quite peaceful. Lots of activities such as windsurfing, kayaking, and boards of all kinds. They were all pulled up on the beach and it was fun to watch people attempt them. It got a little windy so we left earlier than planned, but beautiful and a nice stop.There was also a small snack/gift shop and after picking out a snack, it took awhile to find someone to ring me up and when I did she proceeded to tell me that the price was much higher than the sticker on the package. When I mentioned the price on the sticker she just kept repeating the price I owed. I thought it could've been handled a little more nicely. There were also showers to catch on the way out.

Visited April 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

My family and I had a great time on cinnamon bay. It's the perfect Caribbean beach. There is great snorkeling, you must go all the way to the left side of the beach, look for the dark shadows and dive in, great shallow reefs. You can spend the whole day there....the drive isn't bad if you're use to mountain driving, there are some sharp upward turns...

Visited May 2013
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