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restaurants on the beach?

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restaurants on the beach?

Does anyone know if there are restaurants on any of the beaches in St. John? Love to not have to pack up our spot on the beach to enjoy a nice lunch. Thanks for any suggestions!

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1. Re: restaurants on the beach?

No restaurants or bars on the beaches so you will need to pack a cooler with drinks and food unless you go to Trunk ($4.00 pp entrance fee) which has a bar and snack shop, Cinnamon which has a restaurant at the entrance (not sure of the hours but it can be quite slow and it is a 3-5 min walk from the beach depending where you set up on the beach) and Vies (East End)

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2. Re: restaurants on the beach?

Sorry, but 2/3rd of the island is National Park, so no restaurants or bars on the swimming beaches. You can get pizza, burgers, dogs at Trunk Bay, but they don't wait on you. You can grab something and go back to your 'spot'. Cinnamon Bay has a restaurant at the entrance - not on the beach. Your best bet is to pick something up at Deli Grotto or Starfish Market, etc and park a cooler to take to the beach.

There are several restaurants in Wharfside (Cruz Bay where the passeger ferry is) to enjoy lunch or dinner with a view, but Cruz Bay is not a swimming beach.

Be sure to wear cover-ups (men & women) anytime you are not on the beach.

Have a great trip!!

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3. Re: restaurants on the beach?

You do have one option. Go to the beach at Caneel Bay and you will be able to enjoy their bar and the Beach Terrace for lunch. Then you can stroll right back to your spot. The Beach Bar & Grill and The Beach Terrace are literally beach side and this is the one beach at Caneel that anyone can use. Have fun.

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4. Re: restaurants on the beach?

Thanks for all the suggestions.

Bluewater43, you mentioned covering up the swimwear. What is an appropriate cover-up for the Caneel Bay Beach Terrace for both men and women. Are flip flops OK? Would my husband feel comfortable wearing a t-shirt and swimming trunks or more formal? What about for women? Are tank tops appropriate? I am used to casual Greek islands with very few rules so I just want to know what to expect and pack.

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5. Re: restaurants on the beach?

Caneel Beach Terrace is casual, IMO. However, I wouldn't walk around in a swimsuit w/out a decent cover up. Flip flops are definitely OK at Caneel Beach Terrace. Tank tops are fine for women. I think that longer swim trunks (no speedos) and a t-shirt would be fine for a man.

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6. Re: restaurants on the beach?

Just wanted to say thanks bluewater43, for bringing up the 'cover up' topic. Both men and women need to be covered up when they are not on the beach. That means shirts and bottoms for everyone when they are in town. It's not too uncommon to see a woman walking around in their bikini top in town, but that doesn't mean that it is acceptable. Men are ok with their swim trunks and t-shirts....you just have to be covered up. They can ticket you for being bare chested in town, but it's rare. It's more of a respect to local customs to be covered up if you are off the beach.

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7. Re: restaurants on the beach?

Well said, Julie. The same goes for STT and STX as well. It's always good to throw in a reminder every now and again on the subject. Cheers!

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8. Re: restaurants on the beach?

Groovy post.

Got to agree with the Caneel jobber. Plenty of delicious relaxing memories to be had there.

Either that or pack a lunch for the beach, which is always a great time, as long as you are aware of the birds trying to get to the grub!

Also, remember to clean up after yourself, as well as not feeding the animals!

I love picnics on the beach...

Smiles-

MJ

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