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“Great snorkel beach - lots of shells”
Review of Hawksnest Beach

Hawksnest Beach
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US$89.00*
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Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles
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Owner description: This narrow, sea-grape-tree-lined stretch of sand is a popular beach on St John, especially for island residents, which offers gazebos for parties, barbecues or family get-togethers.
Reviewed 11 December 2013

This beach is a $5 taxi fare from Cruz Bay. It has a medium sized parking lot, bathrooms, and showers.

There is good snorkeling on the right side of the bay. (I didn't go to the left side so I can't say what is there.)

There are a lot of shells. This is a good place to go shell hunting.

There is shade or sunny spots on the beach.

This is a great 1 day beach stop.

2  Thank Mary K
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Fun little beach that is easily accessible with nice views and extremely clear water. Very picturesque, bring the camera!!!

1  Thank Inocense
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

It was another great day on the St. John's beach. We were able to find our very own private place.
the views around were breathtaking. There were places for snorkeling. It was the place where we were able to see the most amount of hard reef corals. The waves were higher than on the other beaches, but we still could swim and snorkel.
Great day in a great place!

Thank YP76301
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Hawksnest is nice. You could take pictures here with children or families. The water is clear. You may even see a deer near the parking. This is not my favorite beach. I did not see that many fish when we snorkeled.

Thank pjsullivans
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

We had missed this beach on some previous trips so we started off here this time. We were so pumped at the abundance of sea life and the color of the coral and sea fans. We saw turtles and octopus and the beaches were clean and uncrowded. We carried a travel hammock and never really used it due to the great snorkeling. It is a great beach for all levels of water experience. We came back after dark and did some night snorkeling here. The sealife was alive and abundant. We even saw the sea turtle again.

Thank Rugbydox
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