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Francis Bay

St. John
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Ranked #11 of 51 Attractions in St. John
Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Swimming, Sunbathing
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Owner description: A pretty and amenable bay on St. John’s north shore. Beware: no changing facilities here.
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Less people. Same awesome beauty. Don't miss this spot. Spent out last day at Francis and wouldn't have wanted it any other way. Calm, shallow, peaceful. Don't miss.

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Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Francis Bay is a very fun beach and is great for people who like playing in waves, but don't like wiping out. The day I visited, it was a rather wavy day, but the wave disapated from big waves to small ones before breaking. Francis Bay is a good choice for people visiting for a week or more, and I... More

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baltimore
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344 reviews 344 reviews
148 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We went to Vie's for lunch and it started raining on that side of the island and went to Francis Bay where we were able to spend the afternoon. It got cloudy but never rained. There were not many people on the beach that day, which was great having space around you. One of our main beaches we visit when... More

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Memphis, TN
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Over the years we have had some great times at Francis Bay beach. From the naked beach party to just hanging out there chilling & have a few drinks on the beach. (yes thats no Problem Mon there is no open container law in the USVI & it's legal to drink & drive there also al long as your under... More

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CT
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I have had the pleasure of visiting St. John numerous times. We have always tried different beaches and there are many great ones there. Francis Bay has always been my favorite. At times you have the beach to yourselves. Beautiful soft clean sand, crystal clear warm water, it just doesn't get any better. You can snorkel right there and see... More

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Sanger, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This beach isn't close to the resorts or town which makes it extra special. Head to the Sugar Mill Ruins and after a little bit of a dirt road (if you rent a Jeep it is no problem) park and a few steps away the path opens up to a long stretch of beach and beautiful blue water. We snorkeled... More

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Povoa de Varzim, Portugal
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99 reviews 99 reviews
34 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I was In Francis Bay during a day when the cruise we were making in the Caribean sea stopped for a visit and it was raining. Therefore, it was quite disappointing visiting St. John under the rain. Unhappily the water was not that blue, it was grey. This means, that I have to return to confirm ir that blue is... More

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Katy, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice secluded beach. We took a picnic and some noodles to float in the water. Don't forget your snorkeling gear! The turtles nest in the area and you can watch them swimming in the bay.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

this is by far our most popular beach. the water is usually calm and great for snorkeling and SUP. Great for swimming and snorkeling with the turtles . The beach area has both shady and sunny areas, which is excellent. if some prefer sun and others shade. Parking is a problem unless you arrive very early or park just outside... More

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Charlotte NC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Hiked late afternoon to Francis - saw a deer in the woods on the way! Beautiful snorkel, swam with a turtle - no mosquitos!

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