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“Idyllic” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Francis Bay

Francis Bay
St. John
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Ranked #11 of 51 Attractions in St. John
Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Swimming, Sunbathing
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Owner description: A pretty and amenable bay on St. John’s north shore. Beware: no changing facilities here.
Falmouth, MA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Idyllic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

A very peaceful, relaxing beach. Last Park beach on the North Shore. Road in is a wreck, so you better have a jeep, but the beach is sandy, there's lots of shade and the water doesn't drop off quickly. Snorkeling is so-so, but there is a good chance to see a sea turtle or 2 in the area.

Visited March 2014
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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Always calm water.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Because of the shelter Mary's point offers from the prevailing winds the beach here is almost always free of rough water. The snorkeling is not that great but you can go left past the now deserted little Maho bay and continue to Maho proper with good fish populations among the rock outcroppings at the points.

Visited December 2013
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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112 reviews 112 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Lovely Small Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The beach is lovely, great snorkeling and the water is special. The parking and the road to the beach is an embarrassment and not safe. This is mostly true everywhere on St. John, but the trip is worth it. Be sure to have a Jeep.

Visited February 2014
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Yardville, New Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Absolutely gorgeous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Our favorite beach in St John, it is pristine and perfectly clear waters to see angel fish, sting rays, barracudas. There are low trees along the beach for shade and parking on the roadway in. It is not usually crowded.

Visited February 2014
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“Francis Bay - a beautiful beach!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Francis Bay is a beautiful beach, that offers great snorkeling along the rocky shoreline along the right side of the beach. Francis also offers a large space for sun lovers, shade trees for you when you get more than enough sun, picnic tables for a packed lunch and bathroom facilities. The view is amazing! We saw stingrays gliding through the water effortlessly and brown pelicans diving for fish. A must see when on St. John USVI!

Visited February 2014
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