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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
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A rocky, windswept bay on the northern coast of St. John.

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Great Hike

This trail is right below the ruins and takes you to Waterlemon Cay, also another trail to the top of a hill that ends at other ruins and at truly stunning panoramic view. Once... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Vanclan87
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Kingston, Canada

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Kingston, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This trail is right below the ruins and takes you to Waterlemon Cay, also another trail to the top of a hill that ends at other ruins and at truly stunning panoramic view. Once again highly recommend this hike. Enjoy

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pleasant walking trail along the bay to reach some great snorkeling spots. About 20 minutes easy walking from parking to best snorkeling places. Saw turtles, nurse shark, barracuda, sting rays, spotted eagle ray, and countless gorgeous fish and corals here. Will have to carry in all your gear.

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Thank DPOlson
Akron, Ohio
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We loved the short hike to this beach. The trip to the top to see the ruins was so special. It was a magical moment for me and my family.

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Thank adele s
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Was very hesitant about Leinster Bay. Going in, I was expecting an area with sand we could snorkel from but that doesn't really exist, it's mainly rocks. That said, the snorkeling was great. The ocean landscape is pretty flat in the spot in the bay that we were at but there's lots of colorful coral and different fish, and we... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Visited Leinster Bay for snorkeling. Enjoyed the walk to the bay even though it was 20 minutes. It is rocky so wear decent shoes. Saw 3 stingray and tons of fish. Decided to walk a little further around the cove and then swam to the tiny island/bay. Saw some additional fish out there. Current was decent so be careful. Didn't... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Not a beach destination. There is a walking tour with the ranger along the mangrove side generally once a week. It's also continues to be your vista on your way to Waterlemon Cay. Also can venture up to the Annaberg Sugar Plantation ruins from this location.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Not many people come but the coral reef under the water was great when we were there. 100% self-serviced location without many people around. The water is very clear.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

One of the top snorkle spots on island. There are so many options!! The rocky shoreline right near the parking lot, the grassy bay after a short shoreline scramble, and of course Waterlemon. It gets busy, so start early.

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Westlake, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Amazing & beautiful beach. No traffic, no buildings! Pelicans! Snorkeling & Water lemon Kay. Hike through the trees & take a lunch & your gear.

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Smithfield, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

This is the path way to Waterlemon National Reef Site. easy flat walk with beach access to relax and enjoy the sea and sounds.

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