Kiddel Bay

kiddle bay

Looking for a real “Off the Beaten Track” beach and great snorkeling? Frustrated when trying to find parking at a North Shore National Park beach? Are the waves breaking in the north, making for difficult swimming or snorkeling? If you don’t mind sacrificing a sand beach for a cobblestone and coral rubble beach, an ideal … Read more

Brown Bay

brown bay

Brown Bay’s white sand beach is almost certain to be deserted as there is no vehicle access, and the trail entrance is far from the more populated areas of the island. Brown Bay is a poor anchorage for vessels coming by sea, so it’s uncommon to see yachts at anchor here. When you are out … Read more

Little Hawksnest Beach

little hawksnest

Just to the west of the popular Hawksnest Beach lies a much smaller and far less visited stretch of soft coral sand known as Little Hawksnest. I revisited this little beach yesterday and realized that it had been some time since I had been there. The tide was high, and the surf was up as … Read more

Grootpan Bay


Grootpan Bay, like its neighbor Kiddel Bay, is a cobble beach that offers seclusion and calm water on winter days when the ground sea makes north shore beaches uncomfortable. Beachcombers can search through bright white pieces of coral, which can be used as soap dishes and paperweights. How To Get To Grootpan Bay Take route … Read more

Salomon Bay

Salomon Bay, St. John Virgin Island

Although Salomon is every bit as beautiful as any of St. John’s incomparable north shore beaches, this unconventional access keeps the number of visitors down and insures a more intimate beach experience. Additionally, if you’ve come by ferry from St. Thomas for the day or are staying in Cruz Bay, you won’t need to rent … Read more

Honeymoon Beach

honeymoon bay beach

Honeymoon and Salomon Beaches exist within the same bay and are separated only by a small rocky point of land. They both contain the magnificent qualities common to all the beaches of St. John’s north shore, but they differ from the other beaches primarily in how you get there. You can go by boat, but … Read more

Cinnamon Bay

cinnamon bay

Cinnamon Bay is the place to go on St. John for beach activities and water sports. Besides regular swimming, sunning, snorkeling, and picnicking, Cinnamon offers windsurfing, kayaking, volleyball, and camping. How To Get To Cinnamon Bay Cinnamon Bay is 3.9 miles east of Mongoose Junction on Route 20. Park in the parking lot and walk … Read more

Salt Pond Bay

salt pond bay

Salt Pond Bay is a conveniently-located white sand beach for those residing in or visiting the Coral Bay side of the island. It’s also an excellent alternative for those seeking calm water on days when the surf is breaking in the north. How To Get There To reach Salt Pond Bay, take route 107, heading … Read more

Whistling Cay (USVI) Snorkeling

whistling cay

The Whistling Cay Snorkel, especially around the rocks and underwater canyons on the western tip of the island, is one of the best snorkels in St. John waters. The proximity to open waters and the flow of water through the Fungi Passage and the Narrows attracts fish of many shapes, colors, and sizes. The underwater … Read more

Maho Bay

Maho Bay

As the self-proclaimed “Official World’s Foremost Authority on St. John Beaches,” it has become my job to uncover those fine nuances that separate one St. John Beach experience from another. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. Today we’ll talk about Maho Bay. Maho Bay was named after the Hibiscus tiliaceous or … Read more