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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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English first
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you have good clearance, this is a great little beach. Snorkel out along the eastern side of the bay. The snorkeling out near the end of the bay is really great. Take it slow on the road coming in, some of the potholes are quite large. Pay attention to the spare tire on your jeep, you may find little... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Nice beach and okay snorkeling. There are better and much more accessible beaches/snorkel spots on the island if that's why you are interested in Little Lameshur. Try Hawksnest Bay, Maho Bay, or Waterlemon Cay for snorkeling, or Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay (if it doesn't smell like sewage that day- warning the island waste treatment plant is next door), or Francis... More

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california
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The drive to Lameshur Bay is a bit rough but it is truly worth it. It has become more popular over the years with more and more people discovering it's beauty and solitude. Snorkeling is good most of the time and the walk from your car to the beach is very easy. There are a few hiking trails around this... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

One of the best areas for snorkeling. Turtles, rays, barracudas and beautiful fish! And the beach is soft sand with plenty of room for sunning, trees for shade, picnic tables & bathroom facilities. We love this beach - definitely one of our favorites!

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Brooklyn, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Little Lameshure bay, on the south side of St.John, is a much quieter beach than the beaches on the north side. Part of the reason is the road and I hope they never fix it. Yes, you need a jeep but that's what jeeps are for. The road can be rough and have some large puddles that might intimidate timid... More

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Cottekill, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The road to the bay is in very poor condition, and was difficult even with a Jeep. The snorkeling was not good.

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Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This beach was very nice but rocky to get in. There was some good snorkeling and variety of fish and coral was good. When I walked up the road a little, I came to the ruins of an old sugar mill. It was very interesting and I was renovating the house in my mind as I walked through it. Great... More

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Philadelphia
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37 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The drive there was a real challenge. Huge ruts, unpaved portions of road, steep and some areas full of water. We had a jeep so not a real problem. Once there, nice beach and good snorkeling. No facilities.

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

You definitely need a jeep to get out here! There were four almost pond-like puddles on the unpaved road. I thought this would be deserted but eight other groups of people joined us - which I liked because the idea of just us on the beach/snorkeling spooks me out. Little Lameshur definitely has better snorkeling than Waterlemon Cay! My mom... More

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Chichester, New Hampshire
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12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

It was a swim out to the point (couple hundred yards) but the water got deep and had some caves/tunnels you can snorkel through! Seas were rough due to the tradewinds so visibilty was limited but still a nice place to check out. The road getting to it had lots of puddles but our Kia optima made it!

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