Hawksnest Beach is located along the North Shore of St John; and inside the Virgin Islands National Park. Unlike many other beaches, Hawksnest Beach has restrooms, covered pavilions and grilling areas! Just a short walk from the parking area – this is a family friendly beach, for sure!
Visitors will find a fairly long white sand beach that extends for 200+ yards! Like many St John beaches, it’s a shallow water entry. However, depending on wind and waves, surf conditions can be moderate to extreme. but most days you’ll find a gentle surf with modest waves. Because it faces north east – Hawksnest Beach enjoys a fair amount of afternoon shade.
The reef just off the beach was impacted by the September 2017 hurricanes, Irma and Maria. However, you’ll still find plenty of fish and corals – especially along the deeper portions of the reef.