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Leinster Bay

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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Type: Bodies of water, Reefs, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: A rocky, windswept bay on the northern coast of St. John.
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Type: Bodies of water, Reefs, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: A rocky, windswept bay on the northern coast of St. John.

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Stow, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

There is a small island in the right end of the bay, you need to swimm until there from the end of the track, but it was definetely the best snorkelling we did in the island.

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Naples, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The mile walk to the beach was well worth the fabulous snorkeling at Leinster Bay! I was truly "swimming with the fishes", lots of pretty and cool marine life including tarpons, stingrays and turtles!! For great snorkeling, be sure to hit Leinster Bay!

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Hampton Roads, VA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We hiked the Leinster Bay trail to Waterlemon and swam around the Cay. Lots of beautiful fish and corals to see.

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North Carolina
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103 reviews 103 reviews
44 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The title says it all. The .08 of a mile hike to this location from the end of the road is well worth it. Accompanied by pelicans and sea gulls, swimming off the beach has you nearly immediately surrounded by uncountable numbers of silver fish, moving as one body. Going further out and following the rocky shoreline brings you to... More 

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Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
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142 reviews 142 reviews
55 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

awesome snorkling. go out to the island and see wonderful fish/corals/turtles/ etc. but on the way back to shore there is a very strong current to go against. conserve your energy and swim slowly. liked: no tourists, mongoose, iguuanas, pelicans, turtles, large variety of fish, : did not like: seclusion if by yourself can be scary. parking easy. about 15... More 

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