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“Great Snorkeling”
Review of Gibney Beach

Gibney Beach
Ranked #47 of 95 things to do in St. John
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

This is one of my husband's favorite places to go snorkeling in St. John's.. We have visited several times, and have snorkeled all around the island....

2  Thank Tina R
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

We stayed at the house right on Gibney Beach, the Gibney Beach Cottage and loved being able to wake up every morinng and have breakfast on the porch looking at that georgous Caribbean water. We have gone to this beach two different years (2011 & 2013) and have never seen the beach with more than a dozen people on it, usually much less, sometimes just us. Maybe because there isn't room for more than 3 cars to park along the road since there is no parking lot. There is a community center with a lot but we have never experienced it being used. The reef is not in the best shape here and seems to have gotten a bit worse between visits. If you expand your snorkeling further out to the right (facing the water) the reef is much better. It's the area right in front of the Community Center/Oppenheimer house that has gotten worse. It's a quiet beach with no amenities. We really love this beach and hope the underwater community comes back, until it does though I have to give this an average rating because there are so many other fabulous beaches/bays on the island.

3  Thank Cheri-inAcworth
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

You can have Trunk, I'll take Gibney. It is just perfection. THE best beach on St. John.

We had our gear all packed up and were heading for one of the North Shore beaches, when I saw an open parking spot at Gibney/Oppenheimer - immediately pulled in. Then immediately, someone pulls in after me and takes the final spot (there are only 3 total for the beach). You can't improve on perfection.

2  Thank MarkinATL
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

In my opinion, the most beautiful beach in the world. I'm a little biased though since it was the beach I was married on! We were warned of the locals, but have never had a problem with them.
If you are quiet and respectful you are left to enjoy the peacefulness you need.

2  Thank Dennis C
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

Gibney Beach is one of the the most beautiful beaches on St. John, no doubt about it. However, the residents can become quite disturbed if you decide to lounge and/or place your chair on the beach in front of their cottages. Although the beach and the water is for public use, the "landscaping", we were told, is maintained by the property owners who will become very irritated should you choose to sit "behind the tree line" in search of a bit of shade or to avoid sitting in the water... So do yourself a favor and either go to another of the gorgeous St. John beaches to lounge, or simply enjoy Gibney beach from the water...

5  Thank peacebaby68
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