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Salt Pond Bay

Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

On an island known for water sports, the hikes are a bonus. Parking is available at the top of the trail head that leads to the beach. A sign on the beach directs you to the far side of the beach where a short trail goes to the edge of Salt pond and a longer trail goes up, up to... More 

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We had fun snorkeling at Salt Pond. There is a long walk down a fire road to get to the beach so comfortable shoes are recommended. We saw sea turtles and very colorful fish along with lots of coral. Bring the sunscreen as there is very little shade.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Visited in December 2014. We stayed at Cinnamon Bay Campground on the other side of St John and went to Salt Pond for an afternoon snorkel. Terrific! Definitely recommend. Easiest way to get to Salt Pond was to take taxi to Cruz Bay then take local bus for $1 to Salt Pond. Bus returns from Salt Pond also. Lovely ride... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Salt Pond is well worth the trip as it is such a beautiful Caribbean beach. The hike down to the beach and back up are not overly difficult, but can leave you a little winded. The beach was not crowded and the sand was pristine. Great spot to relax and take in the beauty.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This bay was by far the saltiest one. Snorkeling was very good but the current was strong when we visited and we tired faster than other beaches. Still a very good beach

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Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My friend and I rented a cottage on the east end, so it was not a long drive for us to get here. Beach is small and I kept stepping on little round thorny balls (ouch)....must wear proper shoes for the downhill hike to the beach (15 minutes) Snorkeling was "ok" but had to go far out in the water.... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We had high hopes for this place based on previous reviews. We rented a jeep and it was a little bit of a drive but scenic. We saw donkeys standing in the roads along the way. On the trail down, saw lots of crabs. There were only 4 other people there when we arrived. Saw several turtles, sting rays, and... More 

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Rockwall, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Salt Pond is a very pretty beach, but hard to get to. I'd put it behind the Northshore beaches. I hear a lot about the great snorkeling here, but for some reason the water has been cloudy every time I've gone there. The hike to Ram's Head is beautiful, but be prepared for about an hour and a half round... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A little more out of the way beach on St. John USVI. A short walk but worth it. Snorkeling was great.

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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful beach and the hike is really not that bad to the beach. The water is calm, and at the entry to the beach the sand is nice and soft. If you want to snorkel you will need to swim. There is a really nice reef and is about 1/2 mile from the beach, but the water is calm so... More 

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