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St. John has some truly magnificent beaches, from snorkeling treasure chests to sunbathing havens, all with stunning views of the turquoise ocean and lush hills of the island. One beach you will want to visit during your vacation is Jumbie Beach on St. John! Lining the North Shore, this 100-yard-long beach is not one of the biggest in the Caribbean. However, it is a true hidden gem. Discover your own secluded paradise when you visit Jumbie Beach on St. John!

For more beaches to add to your itinerary, read our ultimate St. John Shores Guide! Renowned for having the most pristine and beautiful beaches found anywhere in the Caribbean, St. John is an oasis for picturesque sandy stretches and idyllic clear waters! Jumbie Beach on St. John is just one of many incredible beaches to discover during your vacation.

Discover the Peaceful Solace of Jumbie Beach on St. John

The short stretch of white sand fringed with sea grapes is known for its dramatic setting. Its location on the North Shore also creates powerful wind and surf. Though some days will feature rough waters, others make for a sweet spot to lounge and forget about the crowds.With a small parking lot fit for just a few cars, there are rarely more than a handful of guests visiting this beach at one time. Relax in or out of the sunshine, with a variety of shady locations providing a sheltered retreat. Soak up the moment! With aqua blue water at your feet and soft white sand at your fingertips, your worries are a million miles away!

On a Clear, Sunny Day, Snorkeling is Great!

While not every day in the water provides ideal snorkeling at Jumbie Beach in St. John, when the weather is right, the swimming is fine. The rocks to the left side of the beach offer a hideaway for colorful fish and Caribbean sea creatures. And the reefs that line either side of the beach share the same waters as famous Trunk Bay. Snorkel to this area for some beautiful underwater scenes that you can add to your unique St. John memories. When the surf is rough, then you can wade in the shallows or lounge peacefully on the sandy shoreline. Beyond snorkeling, there is so much that this little stretch of island paradise can offer. Search for seashells among the shallows, curl up under breezy branches, or simply sit in the sand and take it all in!

Why Stay With CimmaronStJohn

During your St. John activites and adventures, it is nice to have your own private space to call your home away from home. Our vacation properties create such a space and also feature some luxurious amenities and stunning views that you will love! Browse our CimmaronStJohn rentals and discover the Caribbean perfect villa or home for you during your vacation! Our high-quality vacation rentals include some of the best features. The list involves full kitchens, private balconies, beachfront locations, and more. You will love vacationing with CimmaronStJohn!

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With warm, white sand and lapping, crystal blue waves along the shoreline, St. John beaches are a prime feature on our island in paradise! Whether you’re looking to lounge in the sun or participate in a variety of watersports, St. John beaches provide both relaxation and recreation. Some of our favorite beaches are within the Virigin Islands National Park on the North Shore of the island, which features stunning scenery and a perfect atmosphere for a day in the sand and surf. During your stay with CimmaronStJohn, be sure to soak in some beach days along with enjoying other local attractions and historic sites around the island. Here are 5 of our favorite St. John North Shore beaches to visit during your vacation!

Discover more great destinations across the island when you read our local attractions guideIt includes some of the best St. John beaches, boating and fishing charters, watersports, hiking trails, spas, restaurants, and more! You can also find vacation rentals near North Shore beaches by viewing our rental map!

5 of the Best St. John Beaches: North Shore

Hawksnest Beach

A short drive from Cruz Bay and under two miles from Mongoose Junction sits majestic Hawksnest Beach. This great selection of St. John beaches on the North Shore offers white sands, clear water, and lush palm trees swaying in the gentle breeze. Soak up some sun on the eastern end of the beach early in the morning, or lounge in the shade on the western end during the afternoon. You can also go for a snorkel at the nearby reef. Scan the clear water for orange elkhorn coral and a variety of colorful fish! For lunch at the beach, bring some BBQ for the grill and picnic tables or camp out on the sand with a blanket and basket.

Jumbie Bay

Another great option of St. John beaches is Jumbie Bay on the North Shore. Just over two miles from Cruz Bay and a lot of our St. John rentals, you will discover this pleasant oasis. After parking along the roadside, cross the road and embark down a narrow path through the woods. You will come out of the lush greenery to discover a short stretch of white sand fringed with sea grapes. This is Jumbie Bay! The dramatic setting features wind and surf, making it a beautiful landscape but not the best place for snorkeling. If you want a little more seclusion, however, this is a great choice. Watch the aqua green water lap against the shoreline while you settle down on the white sand with a relaxing vacation read.

Trunk Bay

One of the most iconic St. John beaches is Trunk Bay in the Virgin Islands National Park. The gorgeous beach is featured in many famous photographs of the island, and seeing it in person will be even more breathtaking! Enjoy the golden rays of sunshine sparkling against the water during the day. Then, at sunset, watch the colors melt together in a spectacular display! In between, enjoy some great snorkeling opportunities along a 225-yard-long underwater trail of reefs. This is one St. John beach you simply must visit during your vacation stay!

Cinnamon Bay

Discover great watersport activities at Cinnamon Bay on the North Shore. Snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, and paddle boarding are just a few favorites endeavors. At this beach, you can rent your gear before embarking on an exciting water adventure. You can also book a lesson or guided tour if you’re looking to learn as well as enjoy the surf! Another great feature of Cinnamon Bay is the snack bar, one of the best amenities the sandy stretch has to offer. After an adventure-packed morning of watersports, satiate your appetite with burgers, sandwiches, and more!

Oppenheimer Beach

For simply relaxing on the beach and enjoying the nature of St. John, both tourists and locals alike visit Oppenheimer Beach. The private, “off-the-beaten-path” quality of this beach is due to a lack of watersport rentals and eateries. Parking is also limited to just a few spots along the left side of the iron gate at the entrance. Through the gate, it is just a short hike to the water’s edge and a refreshing serene atmosphere. The destination is worth the effort; spend some quiet time under the palm trees, and enjoy shallow sandy bottom entry to the water to swim or snorkel.

Stay With CimmaronStJohn

Browse our vacation rentals along the North Shore to discover which home is closest to your favorite beach destination! Then, come visit our slice of paradise and enjoy the beach adventure of a lifetime!

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Cinnamon Bay St. John is one of the premier beaches on the island with soft sand, rejuvenating sunshine, and plenty of outdoor activity opportunities. Whether you are looking to spend a night at the Cinnamon Bay Campground Beach or just visit during the day, this beach is one of the best around, topping the list alongside Trunk Bay. Plan your Caribbean escape today, and book a stay at a CimmaronStJohn vacation villa near Cinnamon Bay St. John! In the meantime, learn about why Cinnamon Bay St. John is one of the best destinations on the island.

Cinnamon Bay St. John Watersports Rentals

The watersport opportunities at Cinnamon Bay St. John are a big draw, offering snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding, and more during your beach adventure. Cinnamon Bay Watersports is one of the best places to rent your quality gear, offering a variety of attractions for all ages. Along with renting gear, you can also book a lesson or guided tour. Guided sailing lessons, sunset kayak rides, and North Shore paddle board adventures are all available.

If you’re looking just to rent gear on your own without a tour guide or any lessons, there is an extensive list to choose from. You can book a kayak for as little as one hour and as long as a whole week. Hobie cats are great for a solo or group sailing excursion and can be booked for one to two hours. Windsurf equipment is also available for beginner or advanced level participants for one or two hours. Another popular way to get around Cinnamon Bay St. John is on a stand up paddle board. You can rent one from an hour to a week or choose to go underwater with snorkel gear, which is available in the adjacent park shop. Boogie boards and skim boards are also popular rentals- for the day or the week.

Snack Bar

Since Cinnamon Bay St. John is a popular sandy stretch on the island, there are some amenities that you will receive here that you won’t necessarily find on other more secluded beaches. One of these amenities is a snack bar, which serves food such as burgers, sandwiches, and grilled chicken to satiate your appetite. All those watersports will surely work up quite a hunger!


The on-site campground is a great aspect to Cinnamon Bay St. John. If you’re looking for a night on the beach under the stars, then this is a great opportunity. The jungle feel, with the surrounding lush undergrowth, creates a romantic atmosphere. And with the adjoining white sand and warm water, you will truly be sleeping outside in paradise. If an overnight trip isn’t your thing (there are bugs!), camp for the day and enjoy the hiking trails surrounding the Cinnamon Bay St. John oceanfront. Then, come back to your luxury CimmaronStJohn vacation villa to spend the night inside with air conditioning and all the modern comforts you could want.

After a Day at Cinnamon Bay St. John

After enjoying some watersports and sunshine at Cinnamon Bay St. John, enjoy a peaceful night in one of our CimmaronStJohn vacation villas. You can accommodate the whole family or just a couple for a romantic getaway. Whatever your option, you will have magnificent St. John views, 5-star amenities, and the best possible stay on the island.

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