Fodor's Expert Review Cinnamon Bay Beach

North Shore Beach
Free

This long, sandy beach faces beautiful cays and abuts the National Park campground. There's excellent snorkeling off the point to the right; look for the big angelfish and large schools of purple triggerfish. Afternoons on Cinnamon Bay can be windy—a boon for windsurfers but an annoyance for sunbathers—so arrive early to beat the gusts. The Cinnamon Bay hiking trail begins across the road from the beach parking lot; ruins mark the trailhead. There are actually two paths here: a level nature trail (with signs to identify flora) that loops through the woods and passes an old Danish cemetery and a steep trail that starts where the road bends past the ruins and heads straight up to Route 10. Amenities: parking; toilets. Best for: snorkeling; swimming; walking; windsurfing.

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North Shore Rd., Hwy. 20
Cinnamon Bay, Saint John  00831, U.S. Virgin Islands

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