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A Closer Look at Cinnamon Bay

The beach at Cinnamon Bay on Oct. 31, 2023.

Hello, and happy Wednesday. Can you believe it’s November 1st??! The campground at Cinnamon Bay reopens today after being closed for two months for off-season, so I thought we’d take a closer look at some of the amenities at Cinnamon Bay.

Let’s start with location. Cinnamon Bay is roughly 15-20 minutes from Cruz Bay. It’s located on North Shore Road, which is Route 20 on the map. There is ample parking at Cinnamon Bay for those of you who opt to rent a vehicle, and it’s also easy to taxi to. The cost for a taxi is $14 if you are traveling alone and $11 if you are traveling with two or more people.

Cinnamon Bay is full of amenities, which stay open even when the campground is closed during September and October. There is a camp store that sells everything from snacks and cold drinks to ice and cute souvenirs. The camp store opens daily at 10 a.m.

Down near the beach, you will find a beach cafe and two rental huts. The beach cafe sells sodas and alcoholic drinks, as well as light snacks and lunch items like sandwiches, hot dogs, nachos, and a pulled pork sandwich.

The beach cafe

There is a rental hut across from the beach cafe that rents snorkel gear, life vests, rafts, kayaks, and more. There is a second rental hut beside the beach where you can pick up the chairs and kayaks.

The rental hut

This is where you pick up chairs and kayaks.

There is also a bathhouse at Cinnamon Bay that is available to beachgoers. There are restrooms with running water and a spigot to wash your feet at the end of the day. There are no showers available for non-guests.

This bath house at Cinnamon Bay is available for beachgoers.

Cinnamon Bay is a beautiful beach. It tends to have more waves than other North Shore beaches, so that’s something to keep in mind.

Looking to stay at the Cinnamon Bay Campground? You can do so for as little as $40 a night. There are tent sites available, as well as permanent tents and concrete cottages. Click here to read a story that details all of the overnight options at Cinnamon Bay.

Trunk and Maho tend to be two of the more popular beaches here on St. John, but don’t sleep on Cinnamon Bay. It’s a great spot. Be sure to check it out on your next visit!

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  1. Jacky Carlson

    First stayed in the cottages in 1976. They cost $12 a night if I remember correctly 😂😂😂. Still my favorite island and campground 💕💕💕💕💕

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