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Salt Pond Bay

Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Swimming, Snorkeling, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: This scenic bay on St. John offers a secluded beach with good swimming and snorkeling, plus a...
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Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Swimming, Snorkeling, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: This scenic bay on St. John offers a secluded beach with good swimming and snorkeling, plus a graded hiking trail leading to and from the beach and picnic area.
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Bedford, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

There were fabulous views from the hike to Ram's Head. We then cooled off with some snorkeling and saw several large hawksbill turtles. The drive from Cruz Bay had several good viewpoints from the road.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the Concordia Eco Tents and this was a nice 15 minute walk from the camp on a nice trail. The beach was not overcrowded and was very pretty. There is good snorkeling, but some of it is quite a swim. Highly recommend!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Love to snorkel here...We usually see at least on turtle. It's always nice and calm. Go early as there isn't much parking!

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Marshalltown, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Spent a beautiful afternoon with my teenager snorkeling and hiking. Beach is worth the walk. Only place I got to see squid. Son's favorite part was the trail to Ram's Head and the views from there. Best part of our vacation was a half day trip with the guides from Hidden Reef eco-tours. Would consider staying at Concordia Eco Resort... More 

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Latham, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Out of the way but worth the effort. Great sandy beach with excellent snorkeling, Hard to get to without a vehicle, however.

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Stringtown, Oklahoma, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Very nice beach. We enjoyed the hike down to the beach area - except for the mosquitoes! Great place to swim, picnic, or just lie on the beach. Remember to take insect repellent along for this one.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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54 reviews 54 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is on the east side of the island but a nice beach to visit. Unfortunately its on the rocky side. It does make for good snorkeling.

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Washington DC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I've been to St. John three times but this is the first time I made it to Salt Pond Bay. This is a great beach, pretty decent snorkeling, and the hiking trail to Ram's Head is right off the beach. Don't miss it!

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Santa Monica, CA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a nice sandy beach with good snorkeling - although it can get packed. We had a challenge figuring out the bus schedule but you can generally catch a taxi coming and or going.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

While this is a popular South shore beach,it never disappoints. The bay is usually calm and clear even when the north shore is rough. This is a great place to spend the day due to easy access to Rams Head hike or Drunk Bay.

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