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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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This scenic bay on St. John offers a secluded beach with good swimming and...

This scenic bay on St. John offers a secluded beach with good swimming and snorkeling, plus a graded hiking trail leading to and from the beach and picnic area.

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Good picnic area and snorkeling

This is a good picnic area and good for snorkeling. I walk into the water is a bit rough but pleasant. The easiest way to get there is by bus. It runs a little bit better this... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Daniel S
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NY
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NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good picnic area and good for snorkeling. I walk into the water is a bit rough but pleasant. The easiest way to get there is by bus. It runs a little bit better this year. It runs till 8 PM. Theboss schedule is about every hour. There is no longer a lunch break. And it only cost... More 

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Lewisville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Was disappointed by this beach. Was small which was good but other beaches so much lovelier and without the 5 minute hike.

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Those in the know head here when cruise ships are around. Large protected bay with good snorkeling. Entrance to water can be rocky. The toilets are minimal port a sans but better than nothing. The 1/4 mile hike down to the beach is uneven and going back up is more arduous, especially on a hot day. The small parking lot... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We went here on the busy cruise ship day in St Thomas. There is a short walk to get to the beach, downhill. The beach is not as pretty as the north shore beaches, but it was OK. There are some trees to get out of the sun, which is necessary, because it faces west. Snorkeling here is ok. There... More 

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cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Great little bay to snorkel. I'm just confirming that the others reviews cover this well. Beautiful area with great snorkeling.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Pretty beach but average snorkeling for St John. Do not park at Concordia Eco Resort. It is a long, miserable hike from there. Park at the public parking area. Much closer.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The reefs on the right side of the bay are very extensive and have a lot of nice coral. We also saw a small nurse shark which is the only place on the island I heard of one. The beach itself is kinda rocky and there is sea grass not too far from shore. It can be crowed in the... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This beach is so great. FIne white sand and great for snorkeling. We snorkeled out on the left side (as you are looking out to sea) of the cay...coral reef runs along the rocky ledge marking side of cay. We saw many types of colorful fish, large and small. Squid and a grazing sea turtle. Best snorkeling expericence we've ever... More 

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I recommend this beach. A hike downhill going in so uphill when you leave. A bit strenuous but worth it. Nice beach to walk, and good for trying out snorkeling. The least crowded beach of our stay and the quietist water. Very pleasant place to spend several hours.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 585 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

This Bay looks like a lagoon from above as the water is covered in algae and appears greenish brown. It is quite a drive to get to it either along the more scenic North Shore or cutting through the Center Road. My guide said that there is a hike down that takes 30 or so minutes depending on your speed... More 

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