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Cinnamon Bay

North Shore Road, Virgin Islands National Park 00830, St. John
+1 340-776-6201
Review Highlights
Stunning Beach, Decent Snorkeling

This was the first place I snorkeled, really, so of course I am biased in its favor, but being... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2016
Nell C
Amazing snorkeling!

My family of 5 went to Cinnamon Bay to check out the snorkeling. Wow! It was absolutely... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2016
New Braunfels, Texas
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (179 reviews)
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North Shore Road, Virgin Islands National Park 00830, St. John

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Reviewed 21 June 2016

This was the first place I snorkeled, really, so of course I am biased in its favor, but being greeted by two little reef squid was something truly special. Great for beginning snorkelers. Calm, clear, perfectly aqua water! Great for swimming. Some shade along the...More

1  Thank Nell C
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

My family of 5 went to Cinnamon Bay to check out the snorkeling. Wow! It was absolutely spectacular! There's a reef on the far right side of the bay that had beautiful parrot fish, blue tang, and many others, but the coolest thing was that...More

2  Thank AggieAlicia
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Visited this beach on a Sunday around 11:00am. Parking here is a difficult, as with all the beaches on St John, but this lot had more opportunities for squeezing your car into nooks and crannies. Easy access off Route 20, maybe 20 minutes from Cruz...More

1  Thank Guy P
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Our group had an incredible snorkel by going to the right side of the island and letting the current bring us back to the left. Although it got a little too shallow on spots it opens up to the left. We used fins to make...More

3  Thank ugogirl13
Reviewed 13 June 2016

This place is just gorgeous! I was lucky enough to stop at a different beach each day, and while this wasn't my #1 favorite, it was a close second!

1  Thank Jackie R
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Excellent to relax and enjoy. The water is crystal clear and just beautiful, we did snorkel but, saw no fish life like Trunk Bay or Mayo Beach. Drinks are expensive, so if you can take a color and chairs it would be great. It's pretty...More

1  Thank Terri G
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Soft white sand, warm turquoise water, and totally undeveloped! You can, however, camp here in tents or cabins. There is also a restaurant, camp store, and water sports rental shop. FREE parking with access to this amazing beach. Highly recommended!

5  Thank FlaHarlock
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Carmen by the Sea let me charge my phone during the island's power outage that day! That was huge for me and my mom as we wanted pics on this beautiful page.

2  Thank Bianca R
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Beautiful warm crystal clear water, sandy beach with a shallow reef not far off shore for easy snorkeling and colorful reef fish. This beach has a snack stand and restrooms, and an adjacent campground.

1  Thank TomChatt
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Cinnamon Bay was nice. A great place to read a book on the beach, and lounge around with a cooler filled with cold drinks. The water is spectacular, as well as the foliage and scenery that surrounded us.

Thank gman812
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21 September 2017|
Response from Julie F | Reviewed this property |
We were vacationing there last spring and summer. We met some friends and it is a real struggle for them because they survive and count on the tourism. We love that place and hope to be back soon!,
5 May 2016|
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Response from benton2569 | Reviewed this property |
I have not been to any STJ beach at any time of day that resembles anything like this. most are deserted in the evening. Ive gone to the beach after dinner and have practically had the place to myself.