We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Still Heaven on Earth! Practically your own private beach!

Just returned from our annual winter get away to St. John and are so glad we went. We have stayed... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
Cindy H
,
Highland, Utah
What a spot!

We swam across from Hawksnest as the parking to walk down the hill is limited to approximately 4... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
aaronkch
Read all 45 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tire swing” (11 reviews)
“private beach” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
North Shore Road, St. John
Write a ReviewReviews (45)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"tire swing"
in 11 reviews
"private beach"
in 5 reviews
"limited parking"
in 4 reviews
"the cottages"
in 3 reviews
"waves"
in 4 reviews
"beaches"
in 6 reviews
"trees"
in 3 reviews
"hurricane"
in 2 reviews
"st"
in 8 reviews
"calm"
in 3 reviews
"island"
in 5 reviews
"john"
in 6 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 45 reviews

Reviewed 14 February 2018

Just returned from our annual winter get away to St. John and are so glad we went. We have stayed at Gibney Beach Villas for 16 or 17 years and are never disappointed. We were especially concerned about what to find after the hurricanes, but...More

3  Thank Cindy H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We swam across from Hawksnest as the parking to walk down the hill is limited to approximately 4 vehicles. The water is extreemly calm and the tire is a great additional.

Thank aaronkch
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Our friends stayed at the cottages on Gibney beach, we visited everyday, and having the beach on your front porch is wonderful! It's a great sandy beach that does see some minor waves from time to time that makes for good boogie boarding for little...More

1  Thank Amanda K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Nice secluded beach in St.John USVI! Limited parking! Go early! Water is so clear. Shaded area available .

Thank Gatorblue
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We spent a day at Gibney Beach and found it to be beautiful and peaceful. It is a short swim from Hawksnest and is a local social spot for locals.

Thank VIadict
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We went early one morning at the recommendation of our charter captain. We grabbed one of the few spots near the gate (after driving past it a couple times). We enjoyed our breakfast (N. Shore Deli) on the beach and took a bunch of pictures...More

Thank Shannon C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This beach has beautiful soft white sand. You can walk out really far and the water is still waist level. The kids loved the tire swing!

Thank Idreamofthebeach
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I almost hate to rate this beach because I don't want people to know about it, but what a hidden gem! My husband and I went here on our last day after getting to Hawksnest and finding it to be super crowded and with no...More

1  Thank Melissa A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 May 2016

This is a pretty beach and has a tire swing that goes out over the water. You could swim to this beach from Hawksnest. The parking is enough for three cars and that’s it. You park at this large iron gate and walk through it...More

Thank Armbar0731
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Such a cute spot for pics. We took pictures of our son and bride after the wedding on Hawknest Beach. Easy hike down in. The pictures of the bride in her dress on the swing are great. The bummer is that somewhere either on this...More

Thank scottagraham6
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 hotels in St. John
Caneel Bay Resort
772 reviews
2.58 km away
St. John Inn
508 reviews
3.96 km away
The Westin St. John Resort Villas
2,968 reviews
4.05 km away
Cruz Bay Boutique Hotel
486 reviews
4.06 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Caneel Beach Bar And Grill
389 reviews
2.61 km away
Colombo's Smoothies
228 reviews
3.29 km away
North Shore Deli
331 reviews
3.68 km away
Chateau Bordeaux
272 reviews
2.73 km away
Nearby Attractions
Trunk Bay
2,589 reviews
.51 km away
Cinnamon Bay
1,075 reviews
.01 km away
Jumbie Beach
164 reviews
1.06 km away
Oppenheimer Beach
68 reviews
1.47 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Gibney Beach staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit