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Address: Route 40, St. Thomas
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: The vantage point where Sir Francis Drake was supposed to have looked for...
The vantage point where Sir Francis Drake was supposed to have looked for enemy ships of the Spanish fleet, this lookout includes a panoramic view of the Virgin Islands where the Atlantic Ocean joins the Caribbean Sea
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If you are ever in St Thomas it is well worth the bus ride to Drakes Seat...The views here are fantastic with the bluest water you will ever see...

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you are ever in St Thomas it is well worth the bus ride to Drakes Seat...The views here are fantastic with the bluest water you will ever see...

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Peachtree City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The island is filled with amazing views wherever you turn. Take your time and enjoy each twist and turn of the road. A great place to stop and stare:)

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Beautiful view! Well worth a quick stop to shoot pictures of the surrounding area. Loved the story surrounding the bench.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Nice pull out and parking area with a great view! If you are on your way to Megan's Bay be sure to plan a few minutes here to capture some great memories of your trip! Wish I would have taken more pictures!

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This scenic view will easily take your breath away. One of the island's most beautiful Vistas. A bit remote but well worth the effort.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were getting a ride back from the beach and asked our safari driver to make a stop. The view is outstanding. Don't expect to spend a lot of time here, but it is worth coming for a little while.

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Fort Worth
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It was very pretty - with beautiful views! - but would have loved to see it on a clear day. The sun did come out briefly, but the clouds were still there. We did see a beautiful rainbow!

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Avon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Drake’s Seat is an overlook to the north on Route 40 just to the west of its intersection with Magens Bay Road (Route 33). Legend has it that Sir Francis Drake used this location as a lookout for Spanish ships but is most likely not true. From the lookout, one gets an excellent bird’s eye view of Magens Bay and,... More 

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Suttons Bay, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Was a neat little piece of history tucked along the winding mountain road. Loved the view, but the scruffy guy with the scraggly donkey that was charging $20 for a photo could have just skipped it..

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Hebron, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Highly recommend stopping at look out on way to Magens Bay. Really worth the stop for photos overlooking Magens.

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Address: Address: Route 40, St. Thomas
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. Thomas

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