Hawksnest Bay Beach

Hawksnest Bay

If you’re visiting St. John or any of the US Virgin Islands, you can expect pristine white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and scenic landscapes filled with life. Hawksnest Bay is a beautiful paradise located on the north shore of St. John. It’s not as large as some of the other famous beaches but just as … Read more

Mermaid’s Chair

Mermaids Chair

Hawksnest Bay has several fine beaches. From west to east, they are Caneel Hawksnest, Little Hawksnest, Public Hawksnest, Gibney beach, and Oppenheimer beach. But on the eastern side of Hawksnest Bay, about 100 yards north of Gibney Beach, there is another small sandy beach. Except for its size, Mermaids Chair shares almost all of the … Read more

Jumbie Bay

Jumbie Bay

If you’re looking for a small and intimate beach without having to walk a long trail to get there, then Jumbie Bay Beach is an excellent choice. It’s one of St John’s smaller beaches. It’s also not the easiest to find, which also means a lot less people come to its shores. How To Get … Read more

Ditleff Point

Ditleff Point

Ditleff Beach is a small protected bay with a stretch of shoreline consisting of sand and broken-up pieces of coral. Hurricane Marilyn brought back the sand that Hurricane Hugo took away, and a new layer of sand extended past the vegetation line. One can now relax in soft sand and still enjoy the shade produced … Read more

Fish Bay

fish bay

The terrain of St. John is mostly mountainous, and between the mountains are valleys. When it rains, water seeking its lowest level flows and seeps down the hillsides of the valleys and makes its way down toward the sea. In the Virgin Islands, these rain-collecting temporary valley streams are called guts. When it rains hard, water rushes … Read more

15 Best Beaches In St John, USVI (2024)

st john beaches

The beaches of St. John, USVI, are widely considered to be among some of the best in the world by beach connoisseurs and travel professionals alike. The island of St. John is one of the loveliest, friendliest, and most beautiful places in the Caribbean. The climate is tropical but moderated by the ever-present trade winds. … Read more

Francis Bay – St. John, USVI

Francis Bay

Francis Bay is a St. John beach that really invites you to settle down and stay a while. It’s an ideal beach for a picnic. The bay faces west, leeward of the trade winds, and tends to be calmer than other north shore beaches. During the week, there are not many visitors here, and because … Read more

Waterlemon Cay/Leinster Bay Guide

Leinster Bay

Leinster Bay includes two inner bays, Mary Creek on the west and Waterlemon Bay on the east. A small, tranquil sand beach can be found at Waterlemon Bay. Just offshore of the beach is a small island, Waterlemon Cay (not Watermelon), provides what most visitors describe as the best snorkeling on St. John. Waterlemon beach … Read more

Gibney Beach

gibney beach

There is nothing formal about Gibney Beach. There is no sign, no parking lot, and no facilities. It used to be a private beach with no public land access, and although this has recently changed, the beach still retains much of that private feeling. It’s named after the Gibney Family, which owns the property around … Read more

Frank Bay Beach

Frank Bay

While Frank Bay might not be as pristine as the other U.S Virgin Island National Park beaches in the northend, there are certain advantages. It’s the closest swimming beach to Cruz Bay, and it’s within easy walking distance from town. It’s never crowded, so you’ll rarely find more than one or two people there. Be … Read more