Hansen Bay Beach

Hansen Bay Beach, East End: Hours, Address, Hansen Bay Beach Reviews: 5/5

Hansen Bay Beach
5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The beach offers a very calm bay with excellent snorkeling, turtles, stingrays and an array of assorted fish. Food Truck and clean bathrooms available along with ample parking.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Emily H
San Diego, CA2 contributions
A great beach with something for everyone!
Nov 2021 • Family
Hansen bay beach is an awesome privately owned beach with tons of amenities! You can rent kayaks, SUP (stand up paddle boards) floaties, and more. The locals who own and run the beach are super sweet! They have a great set up of picnic tables, lounge chairs and areas to relax right in front of the beach. The water is gorgeous and calm. Highly recommend. We stopped here after doing the Rams Head trail abs lunch at Skinny legs. It was a great day!
Written 24 November 2021
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Katharine F
2 contributions
Great experience
Nov 2021 • Friends
We were so happy, we ended up staying all day. Picked up food, and brought it in. Everything you could want is here, tables, cabanas, toys, restrooms, lovely host, and plenty of water toys. Privately owned, quiet beach, leave a generous donation.
Written 21 November 2021
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Duncan M
3 contributions
Hidden Gem
Nov 2021
The beach was amazing with exceptional snorkeling. It is a private beach with a requested donation on the honor system (a small box). There was equipment to rent (kayaks and paddle boards) but we did not take advantage as we were there for the snorkeling. The reef access to the left of the beach was a bit of a paddle but well worth it. We saw a small shark (they're more frightened of us than the other way around) and turtles in addition to a host of tropical fish. As most people seem to spend their time on the north beaches this beach was, comparatively speaking, blissfully lacking the usual abundance of tourists.
Written 20 November 2021
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Matt
White Lake, MI1 contribution
Great Beach, awesome snorkeling!
Nov 2021 • Couples
Our first stop on our trip to do some snorkeling. The lady who runs the place is great. I’m sorry we didn’t get her name. She offered great advice and only asked for donations. Beach was clean and the snorkeling was great. Saw our first sea turtle and an octopus.
Written 17 November 2021
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Betty Ann
Long Island, NY2 contributions
Peaceful Beach
Nov 2021 • Couples
Gorgeous peaceful beach on the East End. You give a donation to visit. The owner is very pleasant and always happy to see you. They have kayaks, SUP boards and other equipment to rent at a reasonable price for the day. The beach is clean and well maintained. We went twice this trip, it was just so perfect! Thank you ladies for two incredible days of peace!
Written 17 November 2021
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Marissa D
1 contribution
Great beach!
Nov 2021 • Friends
Beautiful beach, had a lovely time! Thalia, the owner, is so kind and friendly. The beach runs on donation, and there are kayaks, paddle boards, etc available to rent. Lovely view and good snorkeling opportunities. Not too crowded. I went to this beach twice during my time in Saint John and I would absolutely go to this beach again!
Written 14 November 2021
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CassandraHunter
Seattle, WA1 contribution
Beautiful and Tranquil Patch of Paradise
Nov 2021 • Couples
I love that this private beach is by donation so it remains accessible to the community. I’ve been to almost every beach on St. John at this point and Hansen Bay is actually one of my favorites. It’s an out of the way beach on the east end with a long, clean, white sandy strip of beach, shallow water entry, lovely easy-to-access snorkeling, paddle boards, chairs and picnic tables, calm clear waters, lots of sea turtles, and a perfect spot to sit and watch the sunset.
Written 10 November 2021
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Loompa1
Naperville, IL51 contributions
Hansen beach. St john
Nov 2021 • Family
Not a quick drive from the north shore, but worth it. On the east end on hwy 10 between mile marker 11 and 12. Thalia is the owner and very friendly. She asks for a donation to use her beach. Equipped with chairs, kayaks , stand up paddle boards and portapotties. Snorkel by Pelican Rock was great. No food or drink so bring your own
Written 8 November 2021
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ambrichter
Poolesville, MD35 contributions
Most Amazing Place
Oct 2021 • Friends
I cannot say enough great things about this beach! The ladies who “run” it were so kind and amazing. The accept donations. There are kayaks, stand up paddle boards, picnic tables, chairs and cornhole. Dogs are allowed. It was a Saturday and barely anyone else was there all day. We spent the entire day in the crystal clear water. The snorkeling was amazing. Saw a large nurse shark, several turtles, squid, fish, and rays. Highly recommended and very much worth the drive. Thank you Thalia!
Written 20 October 2021
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Tim P
1 contribution
Hansen Bay Beach is a hidden gem
Oct 2021
Thalia was the most pleasant host one could imagine. She was warm & informative, welcoming us to the the chairs, boards, and other beach equipment. We've been to Trunk, Frances, Haho, the Westin Beach, etc. The snorkeling and beach experience were the best yet!!
Written 16 October 2021
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