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Salomon is a small, tranquil beach accessible only by a 20 minute easy hike on the Lind Point trail, therefore it is rarely crowded. Salomon is a great place for a romantic picnic among soft sand and swaying palm trees. The best snorkeling is near the rocky outcropping.
Hawknest is an easily accessible beach close to Cruz Bay with parking just steps from the shoreline. Covered pavilions, picnic tables, barbecue grills and bathrooms make this beach a local favorite.
Kenny Chesney recorded his Blue Chair Bay Rum video on secluded Denis Beach. It is only accessible by boat or a short hike on a shoot of the Peace Hill Trail so you’ll likely have it all to yourself. Since it’s close to Peace Hill overlook, you can enjoy both on the same day.
With only a few parking spots along the North Shore road at the entrance of Jumbie Beach, it’s guaranteed to be quiet and calm. Jumbie is fairly small and a mixture of sand and rocky surface but worth the short walk. It’s the perfect spot to take in the sunset.
This world-class stretch of white sand and turquoise water is St. John’s most photographed beach. Trunk Bay features an underwater trail for snorkelers. This wide, popular beach has bathrooms and snorkel rental. There is as $6 fee to enter the beach by land.
Cinnamon Bay is the National Park’s longest beach and offers a lengthy snorkel area around the cay in the middle. Facilities are under construction but the surrounding view is spectacular.
Maho Bay is the site of the calmest water on St. John, making it ideal for families with small children. There is plenty of parking near the shoreline and covered picnic tables has recently been added to provide much-needed shade. Maho Crossroads is across the street and features a food truck, water toy rentals, live music, yard games and a gift shop. Seagrass beds in this bay attract turtles and stingrays.
Two remote Lameshur Bays, Little Lameshur and Great Lameshur, require a 4×4 vehicle to access. Little Lameshur is more protected and made up of mostly sand and rubble. These bays are known for no crowds and great snorkeling. They are hidden gems so bring what you need for the day.
Ram Head Trail
Beginning at Salt Pond Bay, the Ram Head Trail travels about 1 mile down a dry and rocky peninsula to the southernmost point on St. John.
Lind Point Trail
The 1-mile Lind Point Trail starts just behind the National Park Visitor center and overlooks Cruz Bay before continuing on to Honeymoon and Salomon beaches.
Francis Bay Trail
This trail is .5 mile long and begins at the west end of the Mary Creek paved road. The trail passes through a forest, past the historic Francis Bay Estate House and onto the beach. It is on level-ground and loops around a salt pond that is known for birdwatching.
The trailhead can be found to the right of Lameshur Road at the first switchback. The .7 mile trail begins with a moderately strenuous ascent on the Cabritte Horn Point. Hike through the desert-like terrain to reach scenic views atop coastal cliffs
Yawzi Point Trail
Located between Great Lameshur Bay and Little Lameshur Bay, this .3 mile trail is a good choice if looking for an easy hike. Stone ruins of homes from the Danish colonial period can be found alongside the trail. Small rocky beaches can be accessed by side trails for a quiet snorkel entry spot.
Reef Bay Trail
The Reef Bay Trail begins outside of Cruz Bay on Centerline Road. This National Park trail is nearly 3 miles long, and begins 900 feet above sea level. It travels down a tropical forest valley to the sea. Check for current schedules of ranger-guided hikes at the National Park Visitor Center. Allow 5-6 hours and enjoy the beautiful beach at the end. Taino Indian petroglyphs, Danish plantation ruins, and a plethora of flora and fauna makes this trail unique.
Population: 4,170 (2010 Census) Size: 20 square miles – 7 miles long, 3 miles wide Highest Point: Bordeaux Mountain 1,277 ft