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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands National Park 00831, St. John
Activities: Swimming, Sunbathing
Description: This narrow, sea-grape-tree-lined stretch of sand is a popular beach on St...
This narrow, sea-grape-tree-lined stretch of sand is a popular beach on St John, especially for island residents, which offers gazebos for parties, barbecues or family get-togethers.
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Incredible beach for the entire family

This beach has everything: Snorkeling for all skill sets, soft sand, rocky portions, coral, reef fish, (our group even spotted a small turtle and a sting ray). There are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Lara907
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Anchorage
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Norfolk, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

There are nice facilites here so a good place for families. But it is a bit crowded and I found the snorkeling to be kind of average. The water was a bit murkier than other places, perhaps because of all of the people. I personally would pass.

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Anchorage
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This beach has everything: Snorkeling for all skill sets, soft sand, rocky portions, coral, reef fish, (our group even spotted a small turtle and a sting ray). There are outhouses, changing rooms, grills, and picnic tables. Even with a storm coming in, the surf didn't become unmanageable.

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a beautiful beach where you are likely to find more Cruze Bay locals than on most others. Lots of shade possibilities, easy parking, picnic sections , barecue stoves, primative toilets, and very decent snorkeling. And its a short ride from the heart of town!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The beach is hilly with lots of spots for shade in the mangroves. Great snorkeling here and some waves for the kids. We all loved this beach and stayed for quite a while. You can see ruins up on e hill across the bay.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Get here early as there is limited parking. The beach sand is so very fine and the view is amazing. Snorkeling is very good here as well but better at Francis, Maho, and Salt Pond. Great beach!

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small town
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We loved this beach and went many times during our visit…we could snorkel or swim over to Oppenheimer and we Love this beach and will be back. Its the one that drops off into the water and has the softest SAND

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Connecticut
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163 reviews 163 reviews
81 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

powdery sand and protected bay. With shady areas. Watch the clouds roll by while and the waves come in others cram into Trunk bay which is wonderful at non peak times.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is a beautiful beach and the snorkeling is really good too! Would recommend it and will visit again

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Boxford, Massachusetts
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123 reviews 123 reviews
41 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Beautiful, blue waters and white sand. Plenty of shade. Just gorgeous. It was quite wavy when we were there which we heard happens on the northern beaches in the winter. Just made it more fun!

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

we had fun at this beach and snorkeled all around the beach and water. the kids really liked it with little to no current made it easy to swim around. there were some really cool rock formations and we climbed on and swam around as well. Definitely worth a visit!

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