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Carmbola Tide Pools

St. Croix
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Ranked #7 of 66 Attractions in St. Croix
Type: Hiking Trails
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Definitely worth the hike to get out there. My husband, 7 year old son, and I enjoyed the hike and spent a solid 90 minutes exploring the tide pools. I was a little apprehensive about taking a young kid out there after reading some of the other reviews, but it was fine. Yes, there are some steep inclines, and the... More

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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We visited the tide pools as part of a tour with Tan Tan Tours. The pools were well off the beaten path. It was a fun adventure getting to them. Once we arrived on the beach we had to traverse some boulders and a rock wall to get to the tide pools. It wasn't difficult but not easy. The pools... More

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Athens, TX
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a fun hike not for the weak hearted. It's about 2 miles there and 2 miles back. Part is shady and the rest is not...so wear sunscreen and bug spray. It's got an incline so proper shoes are important. If you forgot tennis shoes, consider borrowing booties from Sweet Bottom Dive shop- I did that and it was... More

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Dexter, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It's not as bad of a hike as may seem. Go to the tide pool during high tide, you will not be disappointed.

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Poolesville, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This was one of our favorite things to do. The hike from Carambola was challenging, but most people should be able to do it. Make sure you take water and a snack. Go slow, but not too slow because there are small ants everywhere. Once you get to the beach, go to the left to reach the tide pools. We... More

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We hiked from the Carambola hotel to the tidal pools. The hike is narrow and steep in spots so wear appropriate shoes. There were some incredible vistas along the way with spectacular views. We were so surprised when we got to the beach to see that it was covered in rocks. This is the only beach we came across that... More

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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Wow! It was a very nice hike from our hotel to the Tide pools. Very breath taking view! Love every minute of it! The ocean on that side is so untouched that it feels like you in real paradise!

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Aurora, Illinois
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9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
7 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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