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“Beautiful Beach, Get There Early”
Review of Cinnamon Bay

Cinnamon Bay
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Owner description: 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.
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 Bay, and a relatively short walk to the beach from the parking lot. Decent restroom facilities and a small shop on site. Beach is clean and beautiful, and has some shade spots if you can't stand the sun all day. Even with a crowded parking lot, the beach was very spacious and lots of room to spread out. Wasn't able to compare this beach to Hawks Nest Bay or Trunk Bay, which I've heard are also phenomenal, since parking at those two beaches is even more limited. Get there by 10:00am or take a cab. I would recommend this to friends.

1  Thank Guy P
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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 the journey do-able. The fish were plentiful and different than Trunk Bay. Gotta try it! This beach also has rentals of kayaks, escorted hobie cat sails and stand up paddleboards. Great day!

3  Thank ugogirl13
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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
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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 hard to find a shady area later in the day so get there early. Its just wonderful

1  Thank Terri G
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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
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