NORTH SHORE OF ST JOHN
The north shore of St John is home to many of the finest beaches in the Caribbean. Trunk Bay, a favorite of the cruise ship crowd is truly stunning. Solomon and Honeymoon Beaches are secluded and only accessible via boat or hiking. Hawksnest, Cinnamon, Maho and Francis Bay all offer incredible pristine settings with varying amounts of amenities. All are protected via their status within the USVI National Park Waters. Much less accessible are Brown Bay and Haulover Bay which many times will offer a secluded, private beach setting. Both bays have excellent snorkeling but can be somewhat exposed when the seas are rough.
SOUTH SIDE OF ST JOHN
Salt Pond Bay is a conveniently-located white sand beach for those residing in, or visiting the Coral Bay side of the island. It is also an excellent alternative for those seeking calm water on days when the surf is breaking on the north.
Kiddel Bay – Looking for a real “Off the Beaten Track” Beach? Frustrated when trying to find some solitude at a North Shore National Park beach? Are the waves breaking on 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 alternative might be Kiddel Bay on the South Shore located just west of Salt Pond Bay.
Little Lameshur Bay – Like the beach at Salt Pond Bay, Lameshur is an excellent alternative to north shore beaches, especially on days when winter swells may make swimming and snorkeling on the north uncomfortable.