Beach Guide

Queen Conch, St John beachesSt John has dozens of beautiful beaches. Our ultimate beach guide lets you select the best beaches for your visit and itinerary. Discover what makes the north shore beaches the top destination for travelers visiting St John. Discover the secluded and off-the-beaten-path beaches of the island’s East End. Discover the rugged beauty and seclusion of the beaches along the South Shore.

Trunk Bay Beach is recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the TOP 10 beaches in the world!

North Shore Beaches
St John’s North Shore beaches rank among the world’s most beautiful beaches! Turquoise water meets soft white-sand rimmed by tropical coconut palms and seagrapes – with most of the land and sea protected within the US Virgin Islands National Park. Don’t miss Trunk Bay beach, Caneel Bay beach , Cinnamon Bay beach – they are several of the nicest St John beaches! There is taxi service from Cruz Bay and these (3) beaches have amenities that most of the other beaches do not have. More Info

South Shore Beaches
Rugged wind-swept beaches with dramatic rock formations characterize most of  the St John beaches on the south shore. These aren’t the postcard beaches of the famous North Shore. St John’s beaches to the south are admired for their secluded locations and stunning natural beauty. They’re also great destinations when the northern swells are coming in on the norther beaches. Some of the top spots are Salt Pond Beach, Little Lameshur Bay beach, Grootpan Bay beach and Europa Bay. More Info

East End Beaches
St John’s East End holds several wonderful beaches and secret snorkeling spots! You’ll also find fewer people on the East End because really the only way to get there is by renting a car or Jeep. That said, I highly recommend the adventure. Top destinations on the East End are Vie’s Beach / Hansen Bay, Haulover North, Haulover South and the mangroves of Hurricane Hole. More Info

Guide to St John Beaches

For more detailed information on St John’s beaches and best spots to snorkel on St John visit

St John Beach Guide - mobile friendly siteEnjoy a mobile-friendly guide to St Johns most beautiful, most popular, most secluded beaches! Out sister site provides a uniquely visual library of St John beaches along with just the information you’ll need to plan your beach days! There are pictures, directions, maps and first-hand reviews – including a guide to the best spots to snorkel on St John. We hope you’ll find it a great resource – both in planning your trip and while you’re on island. Enjoy!