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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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Turtles and Stingrays love the seagrass here!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

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
22 helpful votes 22 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
72 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
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
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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Dallastown, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Amazing snorkeling! We swam with a nurse shark, sting rays, and.....yes.....an amazing, beautiful sea turtle! We were all smiles after this unforgettable morning swimming and experiencing the beauty of nature in the most beautiful blue water you will ever see!

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Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This beach (and bay with great snorkeling) is about a 30 minute hike from the Annaberg ruins parking lot. That hike discourages all but the determined snorkelers from venturing out. There isn't much of a beach here, and the shore is somewhat rocky (small rocks), so water shies may be useful. There were a number of birds in the area... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While it's a bit of a hike to get to Leinster Bay, it is more than worth it. The sea life here is never disappoints. My husband and I have visited on several occassions and have seen turtles, barracuda, skates/stingrays, and star fish each time. During one visit, there were literally hundreds of starfish. Even relaxing on the beach, there... More 

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