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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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Best snorkeling in St. John.

After about 30 minutes walk you get to the best snorkeling in town! We saw barracudas, stingrays, sea turtles and so many great fish. If you love snorkeling, make sure you don't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

After about 30 minutes walk you get to the best snorkeling in town! We saw barracudas, stingrays, sea turtles and so many great fish. If you love snorkeling, make sure you don't miss Leinster Bay!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Great site for sea glass, quiet, beautiful views of BVI. There were no crowds. Simple hike along shore from main road.

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The trail is easy and fun around Leinster to WaterLemon. Looks for the crabs in the holes along the path - they are huge. Never overly crowded at the beach at Leinster as everyone just walks past on the way to snorkel at the rocky entry area to get to WaterLemon

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great beach to snorkel at, Hike was easy to do in flip flops. We saw a good variety of fish, turtles, a large stingray. Definitely worth visiting!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A hike to get to it but well worth the walk. Watermelon Cay is just off the coast and is one of the best snorkel spots in the world. Swim around the cay and you will soon agree.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

You can spend as much time in Leinster Bay as your endurance allows. We snorkeled from the beginning of the sandy beach along the foot path about half the way to the point. Rich with fish and coral in calmer waters. A must-snorkel area - shallow enough to enjoy and see well, but need to be vigilant to avoid damage... More 

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Tavernier, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Hike the trail out to Watermelon bay. Nice trail easy walking, wear sneakers. Beautiful views on way out. Did not swim that day as it was very windy and had read the currents there could be very strong.

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Kentwood, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

An easy flat hike to a great snorkel. Not so much a hanging out beach, but we always see turtles, and often eagle rays very close to shore

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Lake Forest, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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Address: 1300 Cruz Bay Creek, St. John, VI 00830, Usvi | 18. 363469, -64. 731270, Virgin Islands National Park 00830, St. John
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Virgin Islands National Park

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