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Salt Pond Bay

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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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Great beach. Good day trip

Ok St John vistors. Taking a short drive or bus ride to the east end of the island is worth it. This bay is a good place to have a swim. There is a bathroom there too. Next to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Ok St John vistors. Taking a short drive or bus ride to the east end of the island is worth it. This bay is a good place to have a swim. There is a bathroom there too. Next to salt pond bay is a salt pond where you can harvest salt to take home to eat or give as gifts.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you don't mind the long walk down hill, this really is a beautiful beach. Soft sands. Calm water. Good snorkeling - turtle sightings. Facilities available.

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Fillmore, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

You want to venture out and get there early to get a parking spot. It is a good 1/4 mile trek down ( but back up) to Salt Pond, but you do not actually swim in the murky pond itself, but in the adjoining actually beautiful bay.....lots of fish, stingrays and turtles. There is a chemical toilet. No big crowds... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to start your day on STJ. The snorkeling is excellent, the water is always nice and clear. When the seas are rough at trunk and Cinnamon you can count on Salt Pond Bay being smooth as silk. You can also do a mud bath and save the $200 at the spa. Salt Pond has some of the healthiest... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Since we were staying in Coral Bay, we wanted to spend a day at a nearby beach. Of all the beaches we visited on our vacation, this was my least favorite. The easy walk to the beach is around 10-15 minutes from the parking area. The water was not as clear and there were a lot of ants and other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The parking lot gets very full very early. Good place to snorkel, and for the walker type, there are trails that take you along the island. There is a bathroom at the parking lot.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The beach is great, but no amenities like bathrooms. There portable toilets available. The hike to get to and from the beach is long. Be prepared to walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Turtle everywhere. Bring your exercise clothes because this requires a hike. But it is totally worth it. Hidden oasis.

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Tavernier, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Visited here one a day, wear your sneakers to hike this trail. We had our reef shoes on but made it anyway. It is all downhill but not too bad of descent. The beach is beautiful. There is a bathroom but OMG if you could stand the smell to use it. Parking is limited so early arrival best.

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Great little bay, not lots of people (at least when we were there) - fun snorkeling and fun looking at the shells! There's a little curve around to the right side on land you can go and look at neat rocks and shells. We snorkeled this beach for awhile, was fun!

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Address: Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Virgin Islands National Park

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