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Maho Bay

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Type: Bodies of Water, Beaches
Owner description: Mayho Bay is a popular beach in St. John and home to the Maho Bay Campground, 114 tent-cottages constructed in respect for the environment, making it... more » Owner description: Mayho Bay is a popular beach in St. John and home to the Maho Bay Campground, 114 tent-cottages constructed in respect for the environment, making it one of the most publicized eco-tourism destinations in the world. « less
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

You have a nice beach here. Snorkeling is so,so. Turtles are awesome. If time is limited and snorkeling is your thing pick a different beach like hawksnest, honeymoon, or Leinster.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

What a great experience to snorkel with Sea Turtles here. There's a lot of Sea Grass so the water is not crystal clear as it is at some other beaches, but just the experience of always seeing these beautiful creatures in the wild, it's peaceful, serene, clean and well worth the stop.

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Boulder, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

You can park right next to this sandy beach, it wasnt very crowded and snorkeling was pretty good - saw some sea turtles!!

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Nice beach. Good for some snorkeling closer to the rocks on the right. Most people park on the side of the road in their SUV's. a little harder to park with regular sedan because of the drop. Overall great place, but I would not spend too much time there because there are more beautiful beaches on ST. John

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I think its funny that people mention the snorkeling isn't great at Maho - they must be not looking. There are no large corals like Hawksnest but there is a TON of life - more than Ive seen on any other popular beach in STJ! You just have to stop and GO SLOW. We spent the day at Maho (we... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This a great spot for kids and is easy access from RT 20. Parking is limited so get there early. The beach and waterfront is sandy with good snorkeling at the rocks on the perimeter of the bay. A little something for everyone. We'll definitely head back on our next visit to the island.

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Malaga, Spain
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Beautiful beach! We went almost every day on vacation. Parking is right next to the beach. Ideal for wheelchairs and strollers. Bathroom and picnic area as well.

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts, United States
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Maho is very accessible and easy for everyone. The beach is fairly flat and the waves are very gentle. It is a great place for small children to enjoy the water without worry. There isn't a lot of parking and there are minimal bathroom facilities but this is a small trade off to the convenience of the beach.

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Great place for a snorkel, also great for sitting on the beach. Many families go there with young children yet it doesn't seem to get out of hand at all.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have been to Maho Bay 3 times and just love it there. This beach isn't as well marked as the beaches preceding it - it's right after Cinnamon Bay. Head toward the middle of the beach or toward the right (as you stand on the beach looking out to the water) & snorkel in the grass. Be patient, you'll... More

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