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Address: St. John
Activities: Swimming, Sunbathing
Description: A pretty and amenable bay on St. John’s north shore. Beware: no changing...
A pretty and amenable bay on St. John’s north shore. Beware: no changing facilities here.
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FAVORITE beach on St. John.

This is a more remote beach but it catches the sun longer than any other beach. Show up early and you can also grab a picnic table and a choice parking spot. We've seen lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Lois B
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Missouri

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Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a more remote beach but it catches the sun longer than any other beach. Show up early and you can also grab a picnic table and a choice parking spot. We've seen lots of wildlife on this beach as well ... chickens, deer, donkeys. This is not a "touristy" beach so there are never huge crowds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

So beautiful....we were the only ones there for the majority of the day. We enjoyed snorkeling, lounging, reading and snacking on the beach. We were able to see beautiful fish and coral, iguanas and chickens.

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Boston
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It's a really beautiful bay. Soft sand. Tree-lined beach. Get there early for a good spot on the beach. Clear, calm water is good for snorkeling. Restroom and changing facilities with a picnic table pavilion are ideal for families. Good sized parking lot.

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Fillmore, New York
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48 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We rented a dinghy from Bad Kitty/Callypso in Cruz Bay for the day and made it to Francis Bay and for that we had a lovely surprise and great snorkeling in a somewhat empty beach. We had tried to make it to Waterlemon Cay but the waters became too rough for us. You are allowed to pull up to a... More 

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Tavernier, Florida
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145 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We visited here and drove down the very bumpy drive directly to the beach. We did not stay but seemed like a very quiet beach with good shaded areas and pic nic tables.

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Cave Springs, Arkansas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This places is remote and a jeep comes in handy since the potholes are huge. The beach and water are beautiful but there are not any amenities other than a restroom. A chance to sea some sea turtles too.

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Denver, Colorado
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17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A little farther out but well worth the drive. A great, long beach with plenty of room to spread out, calm waters, picnic tables, and some great snorkeling spots. Parking can be a bit of a challenge, but once you are there, the gorgeous bay makes up for it!

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Lees Summit, Mo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Fantastic beach. This is a great place to swim or just walk around and relax. There is nothing around so make sure you bring your own things to sit in and your own food and drink for the day.

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Indiana
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We love this beach. We have been here several times and is has never been crowded. The water is calm and peaceful. Soft sand. The snorkeling on either side is decent and often there is a turtle or two in the middle. Ther are no facilities but there is an latrine. We often stop here after having lunch at Shipwreck... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We here because the locals recommended it for great snorkeling. You can only access it by jeep. It was okay. Not crowded. The beach was pretty but I was disappointed with the snorkeling. We ended up back at Maho Bay where the snorkeling was great.

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Address: Address: St. John
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John

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