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Waterlemon Cay

Water Lemon Cay Beach Virgin Islands National Park,, Virgin Islands National Park 00830 ‎, St. John
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Type: Islands, Reefs, Bodies of Water
Activities: Snorkeling, Viewing wildlife
Traveler Description: Waterlemon Cay is a small cay within Leinster Bay.  To get there, you'll need to do a short 20 minute hike (.8 miles) in from the Annaberg Ruins... more »
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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Great off the grid snorkeling spot that you can get to by a short hike from the Leinster Bay parking lot ( the Annaberg Sugar Plantation Ruins are right there as well....but that's a different review) or go by boat which I prefer? You can moor off the Cay and then swim around the whole thing. Starfish are everywhere and... More

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Durham, NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

An easy 30 min hike brought us to a rocky beach. From there were snorkeled around a small island. Saw a sea turtle! Some of the best snorkeling of our trip. Only negative was that the rocky areas had biting ants, so hard to really stay on shore. so pretty much headed back once we were done sorkeling....but still worth... More

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Arlington, VA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Though much of the snorkeling on St. John is fantastic, this was one of our favorite spots on the more frequented northside beaches. We started at the Leinster Bay parking area and walked about a mile 15 minutes to get to get close to the cay. You can also start your snorkel from a beach that has soft sand. The... More

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Michigan City, Indiana
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It's worth going to. There are Brown Pelicans all over the place diving near you because of all the fish, and a woman lent me her mask to see a sea turtle. It gets deep in a hurry out there. If you're wanting to NOT snorkel, and LAY on the beach this might not be the place for you. If... More

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River Grove, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

So many of the beaches on St. John are lovely white sand that this one is a surprising, but beautiful change. There's a lovely, fairly flat hike to get to the beach (parking was a bit questionable) and then you end up on an absolutely gorgeous beach. It was beautiful. Just remember to bring comfortable walking shoes for this one.

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Northwood, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Quiet place with excellent snorkeling! Worth the hike out to it! Not a wide, sandy beach but plenty of room for towels & a cooler!

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Auburn, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Waterlemon cay is one of my favorite places to snorkel. Make sure you take drinks & snacks because you will want to stay awhile. Lots of fish, turtles and usually a sting ray or two. Easy to get to by boat. The isle right at Waterlemon has the most beautiful coral! No bathroom facilities.

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St. Thomas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We go to water lemon cat all the time and it never disappoints. There is beautiful snorkeling around the cay if you are up for the swim. Or if you are in the mood for hiking, there are multiple trails that go right from the beach. There are ruins to explore, donkeys and deer have been seen from time to... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Saw 2 Spotted Eagle rays and a few turtles at this great reef. The walk out is nice with 2 spots (on Beach and the island) to snorkel. At the end of the day we were the only ones out. Not for beach goers.

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Charlotte NC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Easy hike around Leinster Bay to closest point to snorkel out to Waterlemon - snorkeled counter clockwise - amazing coral and fish!

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