Hawksnest Beach, Virgin Islands National Park

Relax and unwind on Hawksnest Beach, a quiet strip of sand offering extensive views of the bay. Popular mainly with local families, the beach remains more peaceful than many others on the island. Sunbathe on the fine white sand and take a dip in the clear blue waters. Because it is slightly more exposed than other beaches, expect some surf here and use caution when swimming or snorkeling with little children. The sea grape trees provide ample shade to get away from the blistering sun. Make Hawksnest Beach a part of your Virgin Islands National Park vacation plans using our Virgin Islands National Park vacation app.
Create an itinerary including Hawksnest Beach
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Hawksnest Beach Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
596 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • My wife and I stopped here recently and had a great time. Plenty of shady spots to choose from. The water was clear and calm, but there was a fairly steep drop off when getting into the water. The...  more »
  • We went late afternoon after picking up the rest of our family from the ferry. The kids wanted to just drop off their suitcases, change, and go to a beach. We tried one other beach, but it was...  more »

Plan your trip to Virgin Islands National Park

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Virgin Islands National Park

4.7
Duration: 3 hours
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Virgin Islands National Park

4.3
Duration: 2 hours
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Virgin Islands National Park

4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
3.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Nature in Virgin Islands National Park

4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Virgin Islands National Park

4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Virgin Islands National Park

5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min