Honeymoon Beach

Honeymoon Beach

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4.8
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Snorkeling
 
4.3

About

Honeymoon Beach is located on the north shore of St. John, in the US Virgin Islands. It is a great beach for swimming and wading. The water is typically calm, and it is a spectacular crystal-clear turquoise color, almost pool-like. The beach has soft, white sand, and the water gradually deepens.

On Honeymoon Beach you can catch some rays or choose to relax in the shade. The tree line at Honeymoon Beach includes large sea grape trees and coconut trees. You can spread your beach blanket near the trees to take advantage of the natural shade.

Honeymoon Beach is a pretty beach with a great view! From the beach you will enjoy a panoramic that includes St. Thomas in the distance, the nearby islands of Grass Cay, Mingo Cay, and Lovango Cay, boats cruising by, and a great variety of blues and teals of the ocean. From the water your view inland is of the sandy shore and the lush green hillsides of St. John island.

Snorkeling at Honeymoon Beach

There is good snorkeling at Honeymoon Beach. On the west side of the beach there is a patch reef. Swim and snorkel around the rocky headland that extends into the water between Honeymoon Beach and Solomon Bay next door, and you will find the reef. The reef is in semi-shallow water which makes it easy to see the fish and corals up close. The reef sustained damage during the 2017 hurricane season. As a result, you may need to snorkel into slightly deeper water to see marine life. On the east side of the beach, you can snorkel along the point between Honeymoon Beach and Caneel Bay. Occasionally you might see a turtle or ray while snorkeling at Honeymoon Beach.

You must bring your own snorkel gear. The concession that rented snorkel gear is closed; a new one is expected to open in November 2022.

Snorkeling and Kayaking Tours at Honeymoon Beach

Snorkeling and kayaking tours are not currently available at Honeymoon Beach, St. John.

Is there watersports and food service at Honeymoon Beach?

Watersports and food service are currently not available at Honeymoon Beach. A new concession is opening in November 2022, until then you will need to bring your own picnic.

How do I get to Honeymoon Beach, St. John?

You can hike or take a boat trip to Honeymoon Beach. Shuttle service is expected to resume in November 2022.

Hiking to Honeymoon Beach, St. John

Lind Point Trail: You can walk from Cruz Bay to Honeymoon Beach along the Lind Point Trail. The trailhead is just behind the Virgin Islands National Park Visitor Center. There is limited parking. If you park behind the Visitor Center, be sure to go in and get a parking pass.

The scenic hike is about 1.3 miles each way. It takes about 20-30 minutes at a regular walking pace. The trail is easy, partially shaded, not very steep, there are signs, and its well maintained.

If you decide to hike in on Lind Point Trail, you can also stop at Solomon Bay along the way. It's a two for one trail! Enjoy two beautiful beaches on one hike. On the trail you may see birds, hermit crabs, butterflies, a donkey or two, maybe even a deer.

Caneel Spur Trail: Another hiking option for getting to Honeymoon Beach is taking the Caneel Spur Trail. The Caneel Spur Trail is a little steep but its short at .2 miles. To get to the trail head drive up North Shore Road (Route 20) from Cruz Bay, past the Cruz Bay Overlook, and then turn left just before the Virgin Islands National Park entrance sign. There are a couple spots to park, not much. Once parked, walk past the National Park sign until you see the Caneel Spur Trail sign. Follow the trail down the hill to Honeymoon Beach.

Tip: The Caneel Spur Trail is intersected by Route 20, part of the trail is on one side of the road, and the other part of the trail is on the other side. Take the part that goes downhill to the beach.

Boating and Shuttle Options to Honeymoon Beach

Various boat charters from St. Thomas and St. John include Honeymoon Beach on their itineraries. If you visit on a boat charter, you will have a few hours to enjoy the beach. Boat charters typically arrive in the late morning and usually leave by midafternoon.

Shuttle service to Honeymoon Beach is expected to resume in November 2022.

Crowd Factor at Honeymoon Beach, St. John

Honeymoon Beach was historically a quiet, often sparsely populated beach. The beach became popular, and sometimes crowded, a few years ago when amenities were added. In early 2022 these amenities all closed. Honeymoon Beach has returned to being a quiet, often sparsely populated beach for the time being. The amenities will return in November 2022, and so will the beach goers.

Are there Restrooms at Honeymoon Beach, St. John? 

The restrooms will reopen in November 2022. 

Amenities

  • <Swimming
  • Food Vendors
  • Bathrooms
  • National Park
  • Walking Trails

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True paradise
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The hike to this beach is really easy. The day we went we mostly had it all to ourselves. There was a snorkle boat that stayed anchored off to one side for awhile. This is one of the most beautiful beaches we have ever been to. Palm trees line the beach and offer shade. The water is crystal clear and the ocean is gentle. We stayed all day spent most of the time just hanging out in the water. This is the beach you picture in your dreams...Beautiful!
MW
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