Cinnamon Bay is known as the top camping site in all the Caribbean, and it also just happens to be where you will find one of the most renowned St John beaches. The Cinnamon Bay campgrounds are found close to the beach, so campers will surely want to consider spending at least a night here. If you're not spending the night at the Cinnamon Bay campgrounds, then you can surely enjoy a full day at the beach before you have to return to your base. There are nice facilities here to take advantage of, and the clear Cinnamon Bay Virgin Islands waters are certainly alluring. If you only have time to visit one beach in St John, then you likely won't be disappointed if you choose Cinnamon Bay St John USVI.
Cinnamon Bay is found on the northeast coast of the beautiful island of St John. To the east of it is Maho Bay, and to the west of it is Trunk Bay, both of which are also top rated St John beaches. Offering both a public beach and a National Park campground, it's a great place for outdoor enthusiasts to hang out. The Cinnamon Bay Virgin Islands beach is about a mile long, making it the longest beach in the island's National Park, and you will find once you get here that there are lots of fun things to do. Watersports rentals are available, so you might try kayaking, windsurfing, or snorkeling. Since the waters here are so clear, snorkeling is a real treat. If you simply prefer to relax in the shade during your Cinnamon Bay Virgin Islands visit, there are an ample amount of palm trees where you can find refuge from the sun. The calmness of the waters here is ideal for swimming, so whenever you feel like wading in, you can surely do so.
If you like hiking, then you'll also appreciate a Cinnamon Bay St John USVI getaway, as there is a nice hiking trail found here just across the street from the Cinnamon Bay campgrounds and beach entrance. The nature trail takes about an hour to complete, more or less, and besides seeing cacao, mango, and bay trees, you'll also bear witness to the site of an old sugar factory. There are signs along the route that provide information on various points of interest, which helps to make the hike even more enjoyable. Back at the Cinnamon Bay beach, those looking for food and refreshments can always drop in on the beach's restaurant, and there's also a general store and a beach shop here where you can do a little bit of shopping on the side. Restrooms, beach chairs, and showers are also available at Cinnamon Bay, and if you're up for it, you might interest yourself in a game of sand volleyball on the beach court. Child friendly, and thus good for families, Cinnamon Bay St John USVI is simply an all around great tropical beach.
For those who are interested in staying at the Cinnamon Bay campgrounds, there are a number of different sites you can choose from. The bare sites are the most basic, offering nothing more than a charcoal grill and a picnic table. Campers will have to bring their own equipment for these sites. If you don't have a tent, there are tent sites available where they are provided for you. Each tent is 10 feet X 14 feet, and they all are outfitted with mosquito nets. All kinds of camping equipment is provided as well at the tent sites, so you won't need to worry about things like a cooler, cooking utensils, lanterns, or bedding. If you really want to camp in comfort, then the Cinnamon Bay campgrounds cottages are likely the best fit. The cottages here measure 15 feet X 15 feet, and amenities include a terrace, 4 twin beds, a fan, a grill, fresh linens, and more. All sites at the Cinnamon Bay campgrounds are awarded on a first come, first serve basis, so you will want to keep that in mind.