With a plethora of the world's most gorgeous beaches, the St. John vacationer is sure to experience the ultimate day of sunbathing and swimming. Below are just a few of these beaches raved about by both locals and far away visitors.
Hawksnest: One of St. John's more popular beaches, Hawksnest offers crystal blue waters, soft white sand, and excellent snorkeling. Two gazebos provide areas for parties, barbecues, or family get-togethers. This beach also has changing rooms and full bathroom facilities.
Gibney: Know as one of the favorite "local hang-outs". This private beach is located about a mile and a half out of Cruz Bay. It is a perfect spot to spend a quiet afternoon lying in sand, forgetting about the real world...
Caneel Bay: Internationally known as one the finest resorts in the Caribbean, it boasts several of its own terrific beaches that are available to the public.
Solomon & Honeymoon: Just a short hike from the town of Cruz Bay, Solomon is a small, sandy strip of paradise. Know as St. John's unofficial "nude" beach, it offers a view of St. Thomas, shady palms, and a quiet islands atmosphere. Honeymoon Beach is just past Solomon. A bit larger beach and often frequented by passing boaters.
Trunk Bay: With over a quarter mile of beautiful white sand, this is truly the showpiece beach of the National Park Service. There is a self-guided snorkel trail alongside the small island of Trunk Cay. Facilities include a snack bar/grill, souvenir shop, showers, restrooms, public telephones, and lifeguards.
Cinnamon Bay: This is one of St. John's largest and prettiest beaches. Also a National Park Campground, Cinnamon has full facilities, restaurant, store, and occasional night-time entertainment.
Frances Bay: Frances is a long, sandy beach with calm conditions. There is nice snorkeling here and is a popular bay among the St. John turtle population.