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Waterlemon Cay

Address: Water Lemon Cay Beach Virgin Islands National Park,, Virgin Islands National Park 00830 ‎, St. John
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Type: Islands, Bodies of Water, Reefs, Outdoors
Activities: Snorkeling, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: A short swim from Leinster Bay, you'll find some of the best...
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Type: Islands, Bodies of Water, Reefs, Outdoors
Activities: Snorkeling, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: A short swim from Leinster Bay, you'll find some of the best snorkeling on this small island, with its plethora of marine life.
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Greenville, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Lots of rays when we went! Usually this is the place to see starfish but we didn't see any unfortunately. The cay is always fun to snorkel around.

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Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Very rocky area, not good for beach sitting. You will need to hike down a trail to get to the area where you are going. Their is a cay you can snorkel around but it is a very long walk or a very long swim to get to. The snorkeling in the shallow area around shore was actually better than... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Went snorkeling twice at Waterlemon in December. Had to hike a distance over rocks and narrow trails, but was very enjoyable. Great snorkeling offers a reef and grasses--saw spotted eagle rays, southern rays, turtles, pincushion starfish, trunkfish, barracuda, many more. Beware of strong currents possible out near and around island. Definitely recommend, but if not experienced, watch out for strong... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

After making the hike out to Waterlemon for the first time it was not what we had expected. I knew that it was a great spot for snorkeling, which it was, but was somewhat disappointed with the beach. There was very little sand and there were quite a few rocks. If you are looking for a spot just to snorkel... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

You have to walk about 2 miles to get to it. However, the walk is in the trees and has a view of the ocean. When you arrive it is mostly rocks no sand. Just snorkel out to Waterlemon. If you are not comfortable swimming far I would not do it. Tons of water life to see.

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Rochester NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Made the hike but wasn't with it. Little beach and at this time lots of seaweed on beach. Maybe it's just December winds that brought in into the beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Off the main path. And like your own beach. Loved to swim out to the little island. Great snorkeling. Overlooking BVI. What a wonderful day to spend at this beach. Years ago the slaves swam from this area over to the BVI for freedom.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

That is all I can say. The hike is mostly flat gravel. Walk to the rear of the trial and you are in a protected turtle nesting area. The snorkeling is excellent.

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c-ville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

but this is one of the good ones, we always have good snorkeling here. Never disappointed. One of the must go to beaches in St John

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Great snorkeling spot with fewer people than other places on the island. Great hike out to the bay and a nice swim to the Cay. Not a beach that most people sit on for a whole day - bring good shoes for the hike, especially if it has rained recently.

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