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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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Favorite beach on St. John

This was our favorite beach on St. John! (and yes, we went to the North shore beaches too) Beach is accessible via a short trail, easily walkable in flip-flops. We liked that the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Julie E
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Decatur, Illinois
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Decatur, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

This was our favorite beach on St. John! (and yes, we went to the North shore beaches too) Beach is accessible via a short trail, easily walkable in flip-flops. We liked that the beach wasn't too crowded. The bay is beautiful with clear, calm water which made for great swimming. There are a few picnic tables and I believe a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great snorkeling (saw sea turtles) or wading. Can access a few trails. Bring water. Easy walk from Concordia Eco-Resort. Remote part of St. John.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This was my first time renting a car in St. Johns. Drove to the other side of the Island and spent the day at Salt Pond Beach. We did the hike which is worth it. We snorkeled twice and saw two sea turtles, squid, barracuda, flounder, and numerous fish. Not a lot of shade and no amenities so pack everything... More 

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Kansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A bit of a drive to get there from the other side of the island, but nice beach, nice snorkeling, nice hiking all in one place. Took the short hike to Drunk Bay and highly recommend that! Take lots of water since it has a bit more exposure there.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This was a surprise to me as we were scoping out places to snorkel. We went in later in the day when the crowds were starting to thin out. The water is calm here and it was some of the clearest water anywhere we went. The edge of the bay has some nice rocky areas where the fish are abundant... More 

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Though you have to take a short hike to the beach, it is worth the effort. Beach was not crowded. Easy spot for this awkward, flipper-wearing "older" person to enter the water. No rocks/urchins at the shoreline entry. Saw great variety of unbelievably beautiful fish. It will be a benchmark for all snorkel sites for me.

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We stayed nearby for four days. This is a deservedly popular place for sunning, swimming and snorkeling. Can get very crowded ( the parking lot is often overflowing), but worth at least one visit.

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Ontario, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A trip to Salt Pond has a little bit of everything. For the hikers, follow the trail along the south side of the beach to the Ram Head Trail, where you'll see a lot of desert scrub (organ pipe and barrel cactus), a large, cobble stone beach and be rewarded for your hike up hill by a spectacular view of... More 

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Salt Pond was one of our favorite beaches. It's a bit of a hike to the beach and it's more protected than the southern shore beaches which makes it a little bit warmer depending on the wind direction. The walk out to Drunk Bay is definitely worth it and a lot of fun once you get there. When we snorkeled... More 

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Sheltered from the wind and seas, Salt Pond beach is almost always calm. There is good snorkeling, a solid chance to see turtles, a very lovely beach, but little shade. You can also grab the trail out to Ram's Head, which is not be missed. The hike in is a bit of a drag to carry all your beach gear,... More 

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