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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Activities: Swimming, Snorkeling, Viewing wildlife
Description: This scenic bay on St. John offers a secluded beach with good swimming and...
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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A lovely beach at the Eastern tip of island

It is a lovely sunny, sandy and relatively quiet beach. But it is a steep climb of about 1/2 a mile up to the parking or island bus.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Chicago
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

It is a lovely sunny, sandy and relatively quiet beach. But it is a steep climb of about 1/2 a mile up to the parking or island bus.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Salt Pond Beach is one of the best beaches on St. John. Getting there involves a bit of a trek down a rocky trail but the exercise is good for us and the reward at the end is a beautiful white sand beach that is seldom crowded and has excellent snorkeling.

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Richmond, Vermont
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Great hiking, snorkeling, and sandy beach- this one has it all! We had a high tradewinds day on the North so decided to check this beach out on the other side of the island. It was beautiful- the snorkeling was great- lots of fish, turtles ,rays, and even some squid. There is a beautiful hike that starts at the beach... More 

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va
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Pretty sandy beach. Snorkeling fairly good especially if turtles are around. Fairly long hike in to carry chairs, drinks etc. and uphill on the way back. Really hot in afternoon with minimal shade available.

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Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We went in the morning and it was pretty empty. Toward noon got more and more crowded. We had a picnic table in the shade, but people encroached very close. We should have hiked to the far end. Highlight was seeing a large spotted Ray and a large squid.

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New England
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64 reviews 64 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Great day at Salt Pond Bay. We snorkeled on the right side and saw lots of fish. Then two of us went on the left side and saw a ray and a sea turtle. Easy swimming. Nice beach except for patches where there are nettles, which stuck to everything. No facilities, so we packed a lunch.

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Connecticut
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137 reviews 137 reviews
75 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

protected bay with some good snorkeling. Usually fairly limited tourists except during the president week holiday. Park along the road and Hike down to the beach. Sand is not as powdery as the north side and some thorns. Porta sans available.

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Toledo, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Located on the South shore, Salt Pond Bay is definitely worth the trip. There is a short, down hill hike to the beach so keep in mind you must trek uphill to get out. Salt Pond Bay offers excellent snorkeling - we saw a turtle here! The beach is long and clean. The mangrove forest offers shade and plenty of... More 

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

We hiked to Rams head on this trail and it was really worth the time and energy! The views are amazing we could see St. Croix in the distance

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Merrick, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

What a great beach. Little bit of a ride from our Hotel, the Westin. The ride is really beautiful...every corner there was another great picture. We had a nice day. Only thing is beware..no bathrooms and there is a little hike down a hill to get to beach.

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