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Leinster Bay

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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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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: A rocky, windswept bay on the northern coast of St. John.

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Secret spot or at least it seemed so

Wonderful secluded pebble beach that was fun to visit. Felt like we were the only ones there on a late afternoon stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Moss Beach, California

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Moss Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful secluded pebble beach that was fun to visit. Felt like we were the only ones there on a late afternoon stop.

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Annandale, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We hesitated to head out to this one due to some of the reviews about trail. However, glad we ignored them. The trail out to the point is a beautiful walk. You should have on sneakers. This isn't a flip flop trail. About a 25 minute easy walk out. Once to the tip it is a beautiful swim over to... More 

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Fernie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We walked the trail to Leinster bay and really enjoyed the walk and the snorkel afterwards. The trail to the beach takes about 20 minutes. The beach is narrow but there is lots of shade and it isn't very crowded. The middle of the bay had turtles Rays and puffer fish. The right side along the rocks had lots to... More 

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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