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Little Lameshur Bay

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Hiking Trails
Owner description: Bay with a beautiful, broad beach that is ideal for swimming and snorkeling, with a view of Bordeaux Mountain, the island's highest point at 1,277... more » Owner description: Bay with a beautiful, broad beach that is ideal for swimming and snorkeling, with a view of Bordeaux Mountain, the island's highest point at 1,277 feet, in the background. « less
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Norwood, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Every visit to St. John I always pack a lunch, my snorkeling gear, camera and plenty of cold water before I drop my jeep into 4-wheel low and had for Lameshur bay! It's usually calm, private and beautiful. On the drive out you will see deer, coconut crabs and occasionally a fox. Once in the warm blue green water you... More

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Michigan City, Indiana
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We took our rental jeep and navigated the poor road to get here. It was one of many stops we had for the day, but if you're in the area it's fun.

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

So many things I loved about Little Lameshur Bay. The road to get there was a riot! It was so fun being able to fully utilize the 4x4, but watch out for whiplash. It had been raining on the island, so the mud was plentiful! It was honestly a blast. We drove a ways and finally reached the Little Lameshur... More

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

What makes this beach so secluded is that the road getting there is horrible. To save money we rented a Toyota Yaris. Dumb descision!!! But we made it very, very slowly but surely. We even saw parts of a jeep laying on the side of the road. Aside from the awful road, this is a great spot. We even went... More

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Tx
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We found this bay on St. John's East side by mistake but I'm glad we did. When we first arrived, it was busy with campers from the neighboring camp, VIERS. However, they soon left for the day and we had it all to ourselves. It is a sandy beach featuring beautiful water, picnic tables, shade trees, easy walk to beach,... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Little Lameshur is a ways off the beaten path. And you're thinking Whats the big deal? The big deal is that we're the brilliant people who rent a Ford Fiesta in St. John! If we had been in a Jeep, this dirt road full of pot holes might have been enjoyable. All that aside, the day we visited Lameshur the... More

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KC, MO
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Our family enjoys spending a day at Little Lameshur Bay! We find a spot with sun and shade for the day and just relax! The snorkeling is pretty good. A "must do" is take the very short hike up to the ruins...incredible view and photo spot!

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Newberg, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Little Lameshur Bay is not easy to get to, but well worth it. To get there you have to go over to the Coral Bay side of the island, go past Salt Pond, to the "end of the road." Most guidebooks tell you not to go there but all of the hills are now paved so if you have a... More

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Peterborough, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Little Lameshur Bay is beautiful and if you can go before noon you will probably be alone. The rocky bay next door, Great Lameshur Bay, has great snorkelling on the left {looking out to the water} side, lots of turtles and rays, many reef fish varieties including large platter size French Angels and schools of small Barracuda. Great to stay... More

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Boston, MA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Don't want too many people finding out about this hidden jewel. Takes a bit of effort to get to, but well worth it. Convenient parking close to beach, sandy beach, calm waters, excellent snorkeling, cooking grills and portapotty bathroom facilities.

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