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Address: St. Croix

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Walking Distance from Resort

Wear water shoes and you can easily climb the cliff and rocks along the shoreline opposite the beach. Stop and listen to the tinkling sound of the water rushing over the pebbled... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Friendswood, Texas, United States
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Friendswood, Texas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Wear water shoes and you can easily climb the cliff and rocks along the shoreline opposite the beach. Stop and listen to the tinkling sound of the water rushing over the pebbled shore as it flows back into the sea. Look carefully and you will find a few shells.

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Georgetown, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The hike is not overly challenging in length and only mildly challenging in ascent. The pools are worth the 45 minute (one way) walk. There are hazards associated with this attraction though. The first is the slope of the hill just off the trail. It is easy to slip and fall off the path into trees and brambles and keep... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Highlight of our tan tan tour! Enjoyed every second of it. It's real fascinating trying to figure how all the water comes in, or had gotten there .

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

After four days of diving on St. Croix, we needed something fun to do before flying out the next morning. There are plenty of hikes on the island, but we wanted to find one that had both stunning vistas and some moderate bouldering. Carambola fit the bill! The hike wasn't difficult, but it did get the heart pumping as we... More 

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Pownal Center, Vermont, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

If you stay at the Carambola resort, go for the hike, which is an excellent way to get your morning exercise. The pebble beach that you reach at the end of the trail is very scenic and a good photo/lunch venue, but be prepared--there is not much shade. We left the resort at 9am, took a good long rest/snack at... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The hike was ok, and the tide pools weren't anything to write home about. Look up online how many folks have drowned there before you make that trip.

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The hike wasn't awful but the climb to the actual tide pool was dangerous. The sea was powerful and I could feel the waves crShing against me and pulling on me as I climbed along the rocks. I was terrified but stupidly pushed myself. Once over the rocks the tide pool was not that impressive. I'd never do it again.

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Cumming, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A hike to the Caramabola Tide Pools is an excellent activity, and will take a minimum three hours of your time, but it is well worth it. I would suggest sturdy trail shoes for the hike, and water shoes for the tidal pool. Carry snacks and water. We began our hike from the Carambola resort. The trail begins with fairly... More 

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Pontiac, Michigan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

There is a 2-3 mile hike to get there and it is not for the faint of heart. Much of the trail is uphill and on a narrow and rough path but my 57 year old Aunt with heart trouble was able to make it with proper hydration and frequent rest stops. Make sure you take food and water and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Romantic stop on the Tan Tan jeep tour. I've been to this secluded spot 5-6 times & never been disappointed . Slightly tricky climb over shell path . The tide pools were created by a old inactive volcano & large tidal waves from the tides.

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