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“Nice beach”
Review of Francis Bay

Ranked #14 of 95 things to do in St. John
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Owner description: A pretty and amenable bay on St. John’s north shore. Beware: no changing facilities here.
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Francis Bay is a beautiful beach and it has some shade. The road into the beach is a bit rough, pot holes, but worth the bouncing. We always visit this beach when we come to St John. This day there was a surge going on so the waves were a bit high and a little rougher then usual. Snorkeling wasn't as good either because the water wasn't real clear. But don't let that cause you to miss this beach it is well worth the time to spend the day on Francis.

1  Thank stjohnlover44
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"beautiful beach"
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"sea turtles"
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"north shore beaches"
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

In the week we spent on St. John, we visited 6 different beaches and St. Francis was my favorite. We went in early afternoon and as the early risers were leaving we procured the BEST spot on the far right of the beach. It was private, plenty of sun and shade. It was close to the rocks where the snorkeling was perfect!

1  Thank eyleras
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

Not too crowded and a great beach to snorkel and picnic at. Many people brought their paddle boards here. Many boats were in the bay which made it nice to look at too. Parking is easy and there are no fees.

1  Thank Nicole A
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

A very peaceful, relaxing beach. Last Park beach on the North Shore. Road in is a wreck, so you better have a jeep, but the beach is sandy, there's lots of shade and the water doesn't drop off quickly. Snorkeling is so-so, but there is a good chance to see a sea turtle or 2 in the area.

Thank sasmond
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

Because of the shelter Mary's point offers from the prevailing winds the beach here is almost always free of rough water. The snorkeling is not that great but you can go left past the now deserted little Maho bay and continue to Maho proper with good fish populations among the rock outcroppings at the points.

2  Thank Geezermal
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