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Leinster Bay

1300 Cruz Bay Creek, St. John, VI 00830, Usvi | 18. 363469, -64. 731270, Virgin Islands National Park 00830, St. John
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Type: Bodies of Water, Reefs
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: A rocky, windswept bay on the northern coast of St. John.
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Bellbrook, OH
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107 reviews 107 reviews
37 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Another nice beach but we were looking for good snorkeling and thought it was just OK. Other people really like the snorkel on the left side of the bay as you face the water. We thought It was OK but you should check it out for yourself.

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Madisonville, Kentucky
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10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Follow the trail to Waterlemon for great snorkeling. Rocky shoreline with sea urchins...be very careful. Snorkeling is fantastic. No beach, mongoose get into your beach bags and steal your food so make sure everything is closed and zipped. The .8mile hike is mostly shaded, a little rocky but flat and very do able. Not for small children.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Leinster Bay is just a pause on the long rocky trail to WaterLemon Cay. But we could have used it as a swim-from beach; the swim wouldn't have been too daunting to WLCay from Leinster, and we would have avoided the rougher shore at WaterLemon Cay.

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Peterborough, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Fair snorkelling but do wear flippers if you have them, the current was strong and without flippers I had to work hard .... and I am an experienced diver { who should have had flippers on :>}

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed Leinster Bay trail. First off, Leinster bay is part of the Annaberg plantation experience because it's located just before you enter Annaberg plantation. On a busy day you may find it hard to find parking so it's worth coming back if parking is an issue. That being said when you arrive at the trail head... More

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MetroWest Boston
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We took the short drive from our villa in Coral Bay to the trail head parking near Leinster Bay. The trail is not too long (I am guessing under 1 mile) and leads you to a nice little beach on Leinster Bay. The trail was rocky and as there had been a lot of recent rain there was a small... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

a great bay with water lemon cay in the middle of it with the best snorkeling on the island. Look for a good walking spot and go for the cay across the bay or walk around to get a shorter swim

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Elysburg, Pennsylvania
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We tried snorkeling Leinster Bay/Waterlemon Cay last year but the waters were very rough. We never got to snorkel around Waterlemon Cay but snorkeling along the shore was terrific. I saw a turtle, spotted ray, an eel many types of coral and fish. This year we got out to Waterlemon Cay and snorkeled all the way around. Corals on the... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

O.K., so this review is for snorkelers not for sunbathers. Getting to the beach at Leinster Bay requires a easy and beautiful hike along the rocky shore. The beach itself is very thin and most of it is in the shade all day. If you are a sunbather, you will be disappointed. However, the snorkeling is fantastic. (have a look... More

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Washington, DC
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8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This part of the park is pretty far away but it is worth the drive. The reef around the cay is in good shape and it is not busy. Plenty of fish life and turtles to see here. Ma the effort and go here as not many others do.

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