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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands National Park 00831, St. John
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This narrow, sea-grape-tree-lined stretch of sand is a popular beach on St...

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.

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First beach we visited

Very nice location close to parking. Beach was small and space was limited. Quite rocky (as opposed to Trunk Bay/Cinnamon) but very nice views. Not the best place to enter ocean.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
William P
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice location close to parking. Beach was small and space was limited. Quite rocky (as opposed to Trunk Bay/Cinnamon) but very nice views. Not the best place to enter ocean.

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Larvik, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you come sailing this is a beautiful stop. There is not so many boats that stop on this place, most boats continue to Francis Bay or Maho Beach. But this is well worth a overnight stop and it's not so crowded!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Long beautiful beach. Can be very choppy waters if windy. Not a Beach for young children because the bathroom facilities are very poorly maintained and no food opportunities.

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Morrisville, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This just might be my favorite beach that I visited on St. John. It has a great beach, with a very nice swimming area. Snorkling here was great with green sea turtles, stingrays and other marine life. I found this beach a great, enjoyable spot that we will be going back to whenever we can.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While this is not a large beach, it is less crowded than the other beaches. It doesn't hurt that it's also beautiful. Nice covered picnic tables just as you pull in. Close to Cruz Bay. Not far from here is Peace Hill.

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ny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice beach, not crowded, a bit rough but beautiful and peaceful. A real hidden jem and not too far from the ferry.

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wear something other than flip flops for the short hike to this beach as the beach itself is very rocky. This spot has some of the best coral on the island so it is well worth the effort to get there. it is best tackled when the north shore waters aren't too choppy though.

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Birkerod, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great beach, great bbq pits in the shade, fair amount of parking spots. Plenty of shade. The beach is not wide, but super nice. You will get some great waves for the kids

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get here fairly early so you get a nice spot. Beach not too wide and fills up quickly especially since it not a long walk from parking.

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Urbana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Try to come on days when the cruise ships aren't in. Bring lunch. A bit of a narrow beach. Nice, easy snorkeling.

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