Cinnamon Bay is one of the more popular beaches on St. John. It has a general store, restaurant, rest rooms and showers, as well as various water sport items for rent. Cinnamon Bay is just about 4 miles from Cruz Bay on Route 20 and has ample parking just a hundred yards or so from the beach. One can also catch a taxi bus from the ferry dock in Cruz Bay.
Cinnamon Bay is probably most famous for the camp grounds located there. More information on camping can be found on the Cinnamon Bay website.
Snorkeling is good at Cinnamon Bay for both beginners and more advanced snorkelers, beginning snorkelers can explore the area around the rocks at the eastern end of the beach or between Cinnamon and Little Cinnamon Bay. The entrance into the water is easy and there are a fair amount of fish and sea creatures to be observed. Going a little further out, there is very good snorkeling around Cinnamon Cay, the little island just offshore from the beach. At Little Cinnamon, snorkelers may find the remains of an old Cessna aircraft that crashed and sank years ago. The propeller, the engine and one of the wings are visible most of the year. The wreck is in shallow water and can be found by snorkeling out from the eastern portion of the beach between the old stone wall and the first set of coconut palms.
Stingray at Cinnamon Bay photo by Hannah Tomlinson