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Little Lameshur Bay

Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Type: Beaches, Bodies of water, Hiking trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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, Bodies of water, Hiking trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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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Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Was amazingly crowded on a Sunday considering how bad the road is getting there. Cool ruins at west end of beach (up a bit) by trailhead. Beach was nice, snorkeling was average. Best part was our pit stop at the VIERS. Tektite museum was interesting.

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Boston
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Turtles, a field of conch! The snorkling was great, the water is an amazing color. I really appreciated the turtle that let us follow her for almost 15 minutes! We never stayed to read but bring a chair.

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Kensington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is one of the prettiest beaches I have visited (much nicer than the highly praised Megans Beach on St. Thomas). It is remote enough that there are very few people with whom to share the beach, and there is good snorkeling not far from the beach on the left side for those who are not strong swimmers. The last... More 

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Newton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
14 helpful votes 14 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
41 helpful votes 41 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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