Hawksnest Beach, Virgin Islands National Park

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Relax and unwind on Hawksnest Beach, a quiet strip of sand offering extensive views of the bay. Popular mainly with local families, the beach remains more peaceful than many others on the island. Sunbathe on the fine white sand and take a dip in the clear blue waters. Because it is slightly more exposed than other beaches, expect some surf here and use caution when swimming or snorkeling with little children. The sea grape trees provide ample shade to get away from the blistering sun. Make Hawksnest Beach a centerpiece of your Virgin Islands National Park vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Virgin Islands National Park vacation generator.
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  • Beautiful. Exactly what you expect on St. John. Beach can get narrow or go away when the tide comes in.  more »
  • There are two sections to this beach, the public section and the section that is part of the Caneel Bay Resort. As I was staying at Caneel Bay, I went to the more private area and did some snorkeling....  more »
  • The snorkeling here is easy with calm waters and reefs that are close to the beach. The restrooms are very nasty however. They are simply a hole in the ground with a toilet seat. Very smelly  more »