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“Secluded private escape”
Review of Isaac Bay

Isaac Bay
Ranked #17 of 107 things to do in St. Croix
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: You need a four-wheel-drive vehicle to get here, but it's well worth the trip to this scenic and secluded beach, perfect for swimming, and a barrier reef for snorkeling.
Reviewed 16 July 2014

This was just amazing! Drive to Point Udall and take in the view from the Easternmost part of the USA. Then hike down to Isaac's Bay. When you crest the bluff it is amazing! A cove edged in white sand and blue water ringed by a coral reef. The water in the bay is calmer than the surrounding water and the snorkeling is quite good. Within the bay the water is speckled with coral formations and the aquatic life is quite varied. We were blessed and fortunate to see a ray and a very large sea turtle. The sea turtle was a special treat as it appeared as we were focused on the ray. The turtle even had a little 2 foot shark gliding along its underside! Later in the day my husband did spot a 5 foot shark - didn't stick around to identify the type and made haste to shore, so definitely keep in mind that they do live in these parts and you may come upon them! I have never been to a more beautiful beach and to have it all to ourselves was incredible. This is a must see!

Thank Mermaid_at_Heart2014
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

This is a pretty easy hike to one of the most beautiful places my blues eyes have ever seen! Must do while on the island. We enjoyed this as much if not more than Buck Island. We had the beach mostly to ourselves.

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We walked down to Jack beach (the further beach) first but it was really shallow and grassy, not great for snorkeling or swimming. The sand there was really fine and silty, as soon as you stepped onto a sandy part it clouded up the water so we hiked the half mile back to Isaac bay. The surf was a little rough but swimmable and the snorkeling was decent. There were other people there but very few (manybe 8 other people in the 2 hours we stayed) Bring water and wear shoes as there are plants with thorns near the path down. FYI- we spoke to the steward of Isaac and Jack Bay (this area is owned by the nature conservancy) and there are NO snakes on St. Croix- something that crossed our minds as we hiked through the tall grasses to the beach so no worries!! the hike is beautiful so bring your camera (or at least don't leave it in the car)

Thank CloverAJ
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

we went early to beat the heat. awesome hike down to pristine private beach and some big coral snorkeling. def bring snacks, towel, wate shoes and water. park on right before point udall and leave car unlocked with nothing in sight. stunning views!!!

Thank mina07
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Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

Looking for a mile (or so) of beach all to yourself? It's available at Isaac Bay! A 20 minute hike down from Point Udall descends to this breathtakingly beautiful beaches. Be aware: there are no facilities, no shop to by snacks or beverages, no life guards. Just crystal clear water and gentle waves.I recommend hiking down mid-morning to beat the heat. Just remember to take your sunscreen and water bottles...

Thank khaludi
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