ST. JOHN BEACHES
Salomon Bay is a small, lovely beach accessible only by trail, Lind Point Trail. As there is no road access the beach is often sparsely populated. Salomon is a great beach for enjoying less people. Good snorkeling is available at the rocky headland that extends into the water between Salomon and Honeymoon Bay.
Honeymoon Beach is great for families. Accessible by a dingy from the ferry dock makes easy access a breeze or you can take a short walk from the parking lot just outside of Cruz Bay. A short 7 minute hike takes you right to the beach. A small snack bar and shop provide, kayak and snorkel rentals as well as floats, SUP boards and gift wares.
Unfortunately Caneel Bay is still under construction and remains private.
GREAT CONTENT COMING SOON.
Hawknest has gorgeous clear water and a pretty shoreline. A covered shed with picnic tables makes the beach a favorite with residents, particularly on weekends for picnics and in late afternoons for a relaxing swim after work. There's good parking and is easily accessed from the road. The beach is lined with sea grape trees that offer a bit of shade. A great beach for enjoying a few hours of perfect waters and sunshine! Nice body surfing waves.
Dennis Bay's powdery white sand shore is often sparsely populated, primarily because its only accessible by a rugged trail or by boat. The trail begins at the Peace Hill trail and descends to the western extreme of the bay.. Denis Bay is part of the National Park. There is fair to good snorkeling to be had. Bring snacks and drinks with you as there are no amenities. The property behind the tree line at the beach is private.
A walk down wooden steps and a short trail leads you to the beach from the main road. Parking is limited to a few roadside spots. Use caution when swimming as the water deepens quickly. A hard beach rock covers an area of the beach with sandy areas around it. Snorkeling can be enjoyed on calm days along a shallow reef that extends from the right side of the beach.
Trunk Bay has been voted one of the most photogenic beaches in the Caribbean. Beautiful waters and wonderful white sand has made picturesque Trunk Bay one of the most popular beaches on St. John. Renowned for it's underwater snorkeling trail, Trunk Bay is definitely worth a visit. Six hundred and fifty (650) feet of underwater trails are a highlight for Trunk Bay's visitors. Chairs, snorkel equiptment, bathrooms and food available on site.
CINNAMON BAY BEACH
Cinnamon Bay, at about 1 mile, is the National Park's longest beach. This great beach offers snorkeling, swimming, volleyball and more. A watersports concession stand rents windsurfing equipment, kayaks and mountain bikes. There is good snorkeling around Cinnamon Bay Cay, a short swim from shore. Across from the beach and campground entrance/parking area is a Hiking Trail through the Cinnamon Bay Plantation ruins.
MAHO BAY BEACH
Maho Bay is a long beautiful, white sand beach. It is close to the road so access is easy and has a parking lot on the east end. The bay is calm and sheltered. Seagrass beds in this shallow bay provide food for green sea turtles, which are seen often in the early morning and late afternoons. The water is shallow and deepens gradually making it great for children. Maho Bay is often sparsely populated on weekdays so finding a quiet spot for yourself is easy.
HANSEN BAY BEACH
Hansen is a not a national park and is popular with locals for picnics. warm water and soft sand are ideal for families and snorkeling is great. Also the home of 'LIME OUT" a famous flaoting beach bar and taco joint. pull up your water craft and have a blast with delicious cocktails in thermal cups and let it all out!
LITTLE LAMESHUR BEACH
GREAT LAMESHUR BEACH
Beautiful rocky beach with great snorkeling options. This beach is off the beaten path and 4x4 MUST be used to access.