Hawksnest Beach is a local favorite because it is not only one of the most beautiful beaches, it is also very convenient to get to. The parking lot is very close to the beach so you don't have to walk down a long trail with all your beach chairs and umbrellas. It is also the closest beach to Cruz Bay. To get there, start from Mongoose Junction, go 1.8 miles east on route 20. Park in the Hawksnest parking lot.