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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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An alternative to Trunk and some other beaches

This beach is nice in that it is almost always calm. It's part of the entire bay area that includes Maho beach. Driving, take a left at the fork out to Annaberg. There some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
rcholden
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Seffner, FL

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Seffner, FL
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This beach is nice in that it is almost always calm. It's part of the entire bay area that includes Maho beach. Driving, take a left at the fork out to Annaberg. There some "restroom" facilities, similiar to those at Annaberg. The beach itself has some picnic tables and some shade. The snorkeling here is not that good since the... More 

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Northern NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were on a mission to see turtles on the trip and struck gold at Francis! The water is clearer than at neighboring Maho Bay and we saw two turtles and three reef sharks, in addition to several stingrays and numerous fish. The calm water makes it an easier snorkel than some other beaches and the long, wide stretch of... More 

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Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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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Address: St. John
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John

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