Hawksnest Beach, Virgin Islands National Park

4.7
#3 of 26 in Nature in U.S. Virgin Islands
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Relax and unwind on Hawksnest Beach, a quiet strip of sand offering extensive views of the bay. Popular mainly with local families, the beach remains more peaceful than many others on the island. Sunbathe on the fine white sand and take a dip in the clear blue waters. Because it is slightly more exposed than other beaches, expect some surf here and use caution when swimming or snorkeling with little children. The sea grape trees provide ample shade to get away from the blistering sun. Make Hawksnest Beach a part of your Virgin Islands National Park vacation plans using our Virgin Islands National Park vacation app.
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  • Beautiful quiet beach with incredible snorkeling. Coral reefs with a lot of fish! I would recommend to visitors who want to snorkel or just relax on the beach 
    Beautiful quiet beach with incredible snorkeling. Coral reefs with a lot of fish! I would recommend to visitors who want to snorkel or just relax on the beach  more »
  • Just too crowded for me the parking lot was full that should been a red flag. After being there a moment it was time to leave. 
    Just too crowded for me the parking lot was full that should been a red flag. After being there a moment it was time to leave.  more »
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  • We tried going to Trunk Bay, but parking was full there. So we happened upon this beach instead! We easily found parking, it is extremely close to the water, and there is the most beautiful coral reef we saw on our trip here! Just be careful of the sea urchins, mostly along the east side of the beach. But otherwise, this snorkeling was amazing and we spent a whole afternoon here!
  • Amazing beach with some waves. Super nice views. Sand was super clean. This beach was probably my favorite out of all of them. Bring food and drinks though as there weren’t any options there, at-least not when we were there.

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