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Address: 1300 Cruz Bay Creek, St. John, VI 00830, Usvi | 18. 363469, -64. 731270, Virgin Islands National Park 00830, St. John
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: A rocky, windswept bay on the northern coast of St. John.

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loved the walk in

we went here after the sugar plantation - it is a hike in; you have the opportunity to see lots of nature

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Lake Forest, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

It's probably not worth going here unless you plan to snorkel at Waterlemon Cay. The Bay is very rocky and there's only a sliver of a beach. This used to be a good place to spot star fish, but I hear they are no longer there.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

we went here after the sugar plantation - it is a hike in; you have the opportunity to see lots of nature

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Norfolk, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

my favorite area and beach that we snorkeled on my trip to St.John. The hike, thankfully, keeps the crowds down but before 10 AM is still the best. Nice clear water, great fish and a nice variety of corals. We also saw stingrays and green sea turtles. No facilities so take water and snacks. I loved this beach and snorkel... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We hiked to Leinster Bay and onto Waterlemon for snorkeling the reef. Leinster Bay had plenty of sea turtles and sting rays to look at in the shallow water feeding off the bountiful sea grass. Great place for kids to get to see these guys! Well worth the small hike to get to.

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We enjoyed perusing the Sugar Plantation Ruins, walking the wonderful beaches and paddeling out for great snorkeling. Its a very pleasant walk out to the outer reaches of the Bay where on several occasions we picniced, sun bathed and swam.

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Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You have to really want to get to Leinster Bay, but the hike is worth it! Pack a lunch and snorkel gear, park at the trail head and walk about 20 minutes along the shoreline to get to the bay. Depending on the wind direction, there might be some swells or it might be flat calm. On our latest visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The day we went it was windy. We took a bunch of photos because the bay looks like a postcard photo. The shore is rocky, and the trail to watermelon Cay runs along behind here. Also there are sugar plantation ruins nearby to explore.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Park at the Annaburg Ruins parking lot or along the road, grab your snorkel gear and walk the level shaded gravel road for 0.8 miles along the rocky shore and crystal clear turquoise water. Many visitors were "camped out" in chairs on the rocks sharing their excitement of seeing turtles and a plethora of fish. The small sandy beach was... More 

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Stow, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We hiked the trail to Leinster Bay to snorkel and spend time on the beach. Unfortunately, the beach is tiny and the many day-sailors park their inflatable launches on the majority of it - taking up precious beach space. The snorkeling was great, though, but don't plan to enjoy any beach time.

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Michigan
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If you want to see fish, turtles and get relax on the beach - this is perfect space. You won't be disappointed .:)) Take your own snorkeling gear - i did not noticed any rental places there.

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