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Salt Pond Bay

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Address: , Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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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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Nice quiet secluded beach.

Being in a place with a local has it's perks! We went to this beach to be away from crowds and there exactly 5 people here and as well as some boaters. Very quiet, with good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Tempe, AZ
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Tempe, AZ
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Being in a place with a local has it's perks! We went to this beach to be away from crowds and there exactly 5 people here and as well as some boaters. Very quiet, with good snorkeling! The salt pond was quite gross and smelly so it wasn't worth walking to in my opinion. Great beach if you just want... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We took the $1 public transportation bus on HWY 10 across the island. It was our adventure day! The scenery was great along the trip. The beach was gorgeous! Not a lot of amenities nearby. It's quieter than other beaches but great snorkeling and lots of shady areas. There were some nearby hiking trails, but it was a little too... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Yes, the snorkeling is OK, once you get out into the bay and close to the rocks + crevices on each side of the bay….but there is a 300+- yard downhill hike over a rough gravel trail to get to the 'beach'. I have been here 4 - 5 times and there is some sand on the beach but a... More 

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Glenwood, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great snorkeling and quiet beach but the Salt Pod reaked and the path to it was dangerously slippery

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North Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It took effort to get here but it was a nice beach. If you watch the wind you will find this is a good alternative to the north beaches on days when the wind is whipping over there. The hike to the beach is easy going in, but a good hike up on the way out. We enjoyed the hike... More 

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pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Smaller than some of the other beaches and a bit out of the way if you're staying in Cruz Bay but still worththe trip. Good snorkeling to therightside of the bay

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Bellevue, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a must. We drove and parked at the hotel near the start of the trail. The only problem was someone hit our car and didn't leave a note. The hike is steep, but we did it easily with our 9 and 11 year old. Bring water and snacks. The beach is pristine. My kids dove for conch shells... More 

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St. Thomas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We walked on a dirt, rocky road for about 10-15 minutes which was a bit much if you are not accustomed to the rough terrain mixed with the heat. however, once we arrived at the beach, all memories of the trek were gone as the beach was breath-taking! If you walked another minutes you would find a pond which banks... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

this beach is simply beautiful and you see so much in the water, the water is crystal clear, the sites under are breath taking and the view of the rams's head is historical. worth the walk back to your car.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We used this bay as a mooring for a night on our charter boat. Great snorkeling with a dingy mooring close to the rocks in the middle of the bay. That is where the best snorkeling is. Concordia is a hike , take the car path to the left of the beach. (There will be a porta pottie there) continue... More 

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