You come to St. John to relax, to enjoy all that island life provides. Our team here at St. John Car Rental loves helping our customers have the perfect Virgin Islands getaway. One of the ways we do just that (in addition to our fantastic Jeep rentals) is offer our guests some tips on where to go and what to see. One such destination that we recommend is Hawksnest Bay Beach.

Hawksnest Bay Beach

About Hawksnest Bay

Hawksnest Bay Beach is located on the northwest side of the island, about a two-mile drive from Cruz Bay. It’s a local favorite beach due to its soft sand, beautiful shoreline, convenient parking, and more. You can easily come to Hawksnest Bay and make a day of it. In fact, you may want to come early and grab a spot.

However a word of caution: this beach area is less protected than some of the others on St. John. Due to the beach’s orientation near a reef, the waters are prone to larger waves and stronger tides. It is beautiful and makes a great backdrop for your day away. However, if you’re not a good swimmer or experienced snorkeler, exercise extreme caution.

Getting There

Want directions to Hawksnest Bay Beach? If you’re traveling from our St. John Car Rental location in Cruz Bay, you will take North Shore Road and drive north about ten minutes. With all the sights to enjoy along the way, you’ll feel like you get there in no time. If you haven’t already reserved your rental car, be sure to do that before you arrive. That way, you can hop in your car and be on your way.

At St. John Car Rental, we offer exclusively Jeep and SUV rentals. We think they’re the best way to explore the island and to enjoy your vacation experience. To find out more about our SUVs or to make a reservation, contact us at (340) 474-9557, or book online at your convenience.



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