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Carmbola Tide Pools

St. Croix
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Ranked #8 of 66 attractions in St. Croix
Type: Hiking Trails
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Aurora, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Hiking from the Carmbola Resort is almost 3 miles each way most of the hike is shaded at least, but it was pretty strenous even if you are not in bad shape. The beach before the tide pool is very rocky and the surf was rough so not a good swimming beach. It was not to hard to climb over... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Great place, and you have to know a few things to enjoy the hike. Aproach from the shore side (East). Drive all the way up to the Renaissance spa entrance, turn into the employee parking lot, drive through the lot, turn left into public parking - which is sort of an open field. Walk back to the street, turn left... More

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Lancaster, PA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
6 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Just hiked today June 24. We (wife, daughter 24 yo and myself) are active walkers, runners and hikers and found the hike not terrible, but it would be a challenge for anyone not used to hiking up and down some fairly steep hills. Most of the hike is in the shade of the forest except for a grassy area close... More

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Christiansted, St. Croix
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This hike is 2.7 miles each way, and it is was a pretty intense hike for me being a novice. It took us just under an hour to get there and the same amount of time to get back, and as difficult as it was...it is well worth that difficult road! I definitely recommend doing this hike with someone who... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is a bit of a hike from Carambola Beach but when you get there, you will fill up the camera with photos! Make sure you take water with you and good hiking shoes

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Normal, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Dangerous and long walk for 5 minutes of pleasure. The walk takes 45 minutes through the forest covered with ants and steep hills. Once you get to the beach you have a long walk over sharp large rocks.

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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I'd recommend this for anyone in decent shape. We're almost 50, exercise 3-4x a week and found this to be moderately strenuous. The Carambola resort has a map which is helpful. The first 10 minutes are pretty steep and a bit of a challenge to climb up, but more of a challenge to climb down. Do not do this hike... More

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Rochester, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

These pools are amazing. After a good 30-45 minute hike from the Carambola hotel, you see the beach, and then climb over the rocks to enter the tidal pools. The pools were either shallow to about chest height in depth. The first time we went the tide was low and the water did not crash over the rocks. The second... More

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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Was told by several people to be careful going to the tide pools. This hike is not for the faint of heart. There are no guardrails and literally billions of ants. DO NOT wear sandals. Be very careful while walking this path. Pay attention. The views at several overlooks are stunning and the beach just beside the tide pool is... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The reviews here vary greatly. I was pretty nervous about the hike based on some of the reviews, and I went into it expecting a very difficult hike. However, I had nothing to worry about. I would not call myself an advanced hiker, but I am in decent shape and I've hiked before, so I knew to expect some steep... More

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