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White Bay

Address: Jost Van Dyke
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Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Snorkeling, Swimming
Owner description: A great place for underwater exploring, this secluded half-mile white sandy beach has reefs close...
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Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Snorkeling, Swimming
Owner description: A great place for underwater exploring, this secluded half-mile white sandy beach has reefs close to shore.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

No dislikes - everything is wonderful here. Ivan's, Soggy Dollar, Gertrude's burgers, Painkillers. Enough said :)

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Great beach, several fun bars and good food. Excellent day with friends. This is a great memory. You will not be sorry for visiting this wonderful spot.

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

This beach is incredible. The water is clear blue and while you are swimming or staying on at boat you can see the beautiful fishes. The beach is powder white and nice, where you can swim and explore the area. During our stay we took the dinghy to the soggy dollar bar where they serve their famous painkiller, which was... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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163 reviews 163 reviews
61 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The sand is so white, water so blue and crystal clear, with the best beach bars around! We love this place!! Easy to get to and no big hotels, so it's still pristine with the goodness of an alcoholic beverage! Lots of boats pull up on day trips in the afternoon. On New Year's Eve day, however, this place is... More 

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San Carlos, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is the best beach in the BVI's. It has to be on very visitors' list of "must do" things. It gets its name from the white sand on the beach and the turquoise colored waters. The fun EQUATION Beautiful Beach + Warm Water + Lots of People + “Pain Killer” Drinks from the Soggy Dollar = A really fun... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Quite private, well appointed, great swimming and really laid back. The folks here really make you welcome and they have worked hard to update and rebuild almost all the buildings and keep the beach really clean.

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Detroit, Michigan
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559 reviews 559 reviews
99 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Love the beach, the sand is soft and white. We loved stopping in. Also you have to go to the Soggy Dollar Bar, Lots of fun in the sun. It's a must.

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Spokane, Washington
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48 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

We had so much fun at white bay. It was awesome. Make sure to stop in and get a (or better yet a few) pain killer(s) at soggy dollar.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Beach is simply beautiful and crescent shaped. You can see St. Thomas, St. John and Tortola from White Bay. The best beach bar ever the Soggy Dollar is located there. Great laid back feeling and friendly people. Does get a bit crowded during the day but it's all good fun. Once the sun goes down be sure to have bug... More 

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Carson Valley, Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of the most beautiful and pristine beaches I have ever visited. Water is crystal clear. Sand is flawless. Not too crowded. Perfection!

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