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Little Lameshur Bay

Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Type: Beaches, Hiking Trails, Bodies of Water, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Bay with a beautiful, broad beach that is ideal for swimming and snorkeling, with a view of...
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Type: Beaches, Hiking Trails, Bodies of Water, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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.
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Newton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We Liked everything about it. remote and special. The drive to this side of the island is spectacular.

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Boston
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

You can only access this beach by hiking to it or if you rent a jeep. It is a beautiful beach with crystal clear water. Not many people and boats. There is a place for bathroom/changing but not very nice. We hiked there it is was well worth it!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I love this bay! It may take a while to get to if you are stay around the cruz bay area but definitely worth making a day trip out to. The snorkeling around the big rock is some of the best. There is usually some really big fish out there too.

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

Road to get in requires 4 wheel drive. Last 100 yards of road especially - road covered in mid tire deep water, and large craters. Beach was nice and quiet - maybe 30 or so people at peak time. Snorkeling was ok. Saw rays and a good assortment of tropical fish. Reef/rocks on east side were cool, but nothing extraordinary.... More 

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c-ville
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

part way out is a reef just filled with all life. Even seen deer there. The road back is a little tricky, Be nice if st john could put a load of gravel in the huge ruts. But well worth the adventure Its also on far side of the island so lil road trip

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Little Lamsur has some of the best snorkeling on STJ, especially on the east side of the bay, all the way out to the point. It's a longish snorkel, but well worth it. Rays and turtles in the grassy center...for a bit of pre-lunch exercise, hike up and down the Bordeaux Mountain Trail to work up an appetite...

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

After four years of coming here we discovered the gem that is Little Lameshur. The drive is a little bumpy and requires a Jeep. The water is calm and sometimes filled with rays. The snorkeling is great and the sugar ruins are beautiful.

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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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221 reviews 221 reviews
141 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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