Cinnamon Bay is the national park’s official campground, with overnight accommodations for the general public and facilities that include a small beach shop, the RainTree Cafe & Bar, a food truck, lockers, restrooms, changing rooms, showers, telephones, picnic tables and barbeque grills. Besides swimming, sunning, snorkeling and picnicking, Cinnamon Bay offers windsurfing, kayaking, volleyball, and camping.
Much like Little Hawksnest, Little Cinnamon offers a less-crowded alternative to Cinnamon Bay. Here, snorkelers may find the remains of an old Cessna aircraft that crashed and sank years ago. The propeller, the engine and one of the wings are visible most of the year. The wreck is in shallow water and can be found by snorkeling out from the eastern portion of the beach between the old stone wall and the first set of coconut palms.
BIG MAHO BAY (MAHO-BY-THE-ROAD)
Maho is the only north shore beach that you can drive right up to. It's the very informality of this beautiful and often-photographed beach that makes it so special. It's right there by the side of the road, no parking lots or signs, just the beach. Stately groves of coconut palms line both sides of the road. Just pull over under a maho tree and there you are!
In addition to its convenience, Maho Bay is calm and shallow, making it a great place to bring the kids and get them used to the water or teach them how to swim.