St. John Beach Guide - Northside

Trunk Bay

Trunk Bay

Beautiful waters and wonderful white sand has made picturesque Trunk Bay one of the most popular beaches on St. John. Renowned for it's underwater snorkeling trail, Trunk Bay is definitely worth a visit. Six hundred and fifty (650) feet of underwater trails are a highlight for Trunk Bay's visitors. Read More

Hawksnest

Hawksnest

Hawknest, a National Park Beach, has gorgeous clear water and a pretty shoreline. A covered shed with picnic tables makes the beach a favorite with residents, particularly on weekends for picnics and in late afternoons for a relaxing swim after work. Read More

Cinnamon Bay

Cinnamon Bay

Cinnamon Bay, at about 1 mile, is the National Park's longest beach. This great beach offers snorkeling, swimming, volleyball and more. A watersports concession stand rents windsurfing equipment, kayaks and mountain bikes. There is good snorkeling around Cinnamon Bay Cay, a short swim from shore. Read More

Salomon Bay

Salomon

Salomon is a small, lovely beach accessible only by trail, Lind Point Trail. As there is no road access the beach is often sparsely populated. Salomon is a great beach for enjoying a relaxing day. Read More

Honeymoon Beach

Honeymoon

Looking for a sun kissed stretch of sand to relax and revitalize, while also having the option to get active and explore. This is it. Honeymoon Beach is a pretty beach with sandy shoreline surrounded by sea grape and coconut trees. Read More

Caneel Bay

Caneel Bay

Caneel Bay is a fabulous white sand beach lined with lovely tropical foliage. The water is usually very calm and crystal clear. Caneel Bay is home to the Caneel Bay Resort and the beach is accessible through the resort's entrance. Read More

Denis Bay

Denis Bay

Denis Bay is a pretty and quiet beach. Its powdery white sand shore is often sparsely populated, primarily because its only accessible by a rugged trail or by boat. The trail begins at the Peace Hill trail and descends to the western extreme of the bay. Read More

Jumbie Bay

Jumbie Bay

Jumbie Bay is a lovely little beach. Often sparsely populated it is a great spot to enjoy some private beach time; spread your towel, beach blanket or just to lay in the sand. A walk down wooden steps and a short trail leads you to the beach from the main road. Read More

Leinster/Waterlemon Bay

Leinster / Waterlemon Bay

Leinster Bay, is bordered by the Leinster Bay Trail. The area before the parking lot is great for walking and exploring. Mangrove trees line the left side of the bay. The water is very shallow for a distance and then it quickly drops off and becomes the open ocean. Read More

Francis Bay

Francis Bay

Visit Francis Bay and you will find yourself on one of St. John's longest beaches. This beautiful beach has calm waters and a lovely, sandy shore. Often sparsely populated on weekdays its easy to find a nice quiet spot. Picnic tables are available. Read More

Maho Bay

Maho Bay

Maho Bay is a long beautiful, white sand beach. It is close to the road so access is easy, however roadside parking is limited. Boaters often frequent Maho on weekends. The bay is calm and sheltered. Seagrass beds in this shallow bay provide food for green sea turtles, which are seen often in the early morning and late afternoons. Read More

Beach Information and Tips

  • All beaches on St. John are open to the public. Beyond the tree line however is often private property and should be respected as such.
  • There are no clothing optional beaches on St. John; public nudity is illegal.
  • Removing shells from beaches on St. John is illegal.
  • Don't feed marine life or sea birds. Food not naturally in their diet, like various human foods, can create health problems for these animals.
  • Protect yourself from the sun. Wear sun block, a hat and sunglasses.
  • Sun, rum and fun can spell dehydration; drink plenty of water.


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