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“Must Visit!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Isaac Bay

Isaac Bay
Point Road, St. Croix
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Ranked #3 of 65 Attractions in St. Croix
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Owner description: You need a four-wheel-drive vehicle to get here, but it's well worth the trip to this scenic and secluded beach, perfect for swimming, and a barrier reef for snorkeling.
Geneva, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Must Visit!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This was our second favorite activity of our vacation after snorkeling Buck Island. The short hike down to the water is not strenuous and offers some stunning views. The trail is well maintained and not too steep. We took it slow because it was HOT the day we went (95 degrees). Bring plenty of water and sunscreen- shade is nonexistent on the hike and on the beach.

We walked to Jack's Bay first, looked around, then came back to Isaac's Bay to swim and snorkel. We were the only people on the beach for about an hour, which was really cool. The crystal blue water and seclusion of this beach made it well worth our time.

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Naples
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Breath taking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

About 2 mike hike up and down cliff overlooking beautiful blue green waters where we ended up on very private beach, no shade, no restrooms. You need to take lots of water and sunscreen as there is no shade.

Although very hard on me(67 with knee replacements) well worth the trip! Take snorkel gear as we did snorkel but the water was a little rough. But if you are the adventure type or into fitness you will love it.

We had a 3 year old with us. Be sure to wear tennis shoes as it is a rocky walk if you are just walking not snorkeling would recommend 1-2 hours

Visited July 2014
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Battle Creek, Michigan
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“Secluded private escape”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was just amazing! Drive to Point Udall and take in the view from the Easternmost part of the USA. Then hike down to Isaac's Bay. When you crest the bluff it is amazing! A cove edged in white sand and blue water ringed by a coral reef. The water in the bay is calmer than the surrounding water and the snorkeling is quite good. Within the bay the water is speckled with coral formations and the aquatic life is quite varied. We were blessed and fortunate to see a ray and a very large sea turtle. The sea turtle was a special treat as it appeared as we were focused on the ray. The turtle even had a little 2 foot shark gliding along its underside! Later in the day my husband did spot a 5 foot shark - didn't stick around to identify the type and made haste to shore, so definitely keep in mind that they do live in these parts and you may come upon them! I have never been to a more beautiful beach and to have it all to ourselves was incredible. This is a must see!

Visited July 2014
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Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“MUST DO”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a pretty easy hike to one of the most beautiful places my blues eyes have ever seen! Must do while on the island. We enjoyed this as much if not more than Buck Island. We had the beach mostly to ourselves.

Visited July 2014
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Aurora, Illinois
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“Go to Isaac, skip Jack”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We walked down to Jack beach (the further beach) first but it was really shallow and grassy, not great for snorkeling or swimming. The sand there was really fine and silty, as soon as you stepped onto a sandy part it clouded up the water so we hiked the half mile back to Isaac bay. The surf was a little rough but swimmable and the snorkeling was decent. There were other people there but very few (manybe 8 other people in the 2 hours we stayed) Bring water and wear shoes as there are plants with thorns near the path down. FYI- we spoke to the steward of Isaac and Jack Bay (this area is owned by the nature conservancy) and there are NO snakes on St. Croix- something that crossed our minds as we hiked through the tall grasses to the beach so no worries!! the hike is beautiful so bring your camera (or at least don't leave it in the car)

Visited June 2014
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