Want a more secluded beach? Head to Little Cinnamon Bay, just west of Cinnamon Bay on the island of St. John, USVI.
Cinnamon Bay is a little less touristy, because as you leave the town of Cruz Bay and drive toward it, you have to pass for or five incredible beaches to get there, and most people don’t make it past those. Cinnamon Bay is worth your sacrifice, because its absolutely stunning. 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’s a good variety 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 can find the remains of an old Cessna aircraft that crashed and sank some years ago. The propeller, the engine and one of the wings are visible most of the year. The wreck is in shallow water, so the reefs formed around it are easily visible from the surface. That’s the best snorkeling at this beach, but Cinnamon Bay is picture perfect, so take your camera and relax on the shore for a while.