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“Great hike to a gorgeous beach!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Salomon Beach

Salomon Beach
Outside of Cruz Bay, off route 10, down trail, St. John
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Ranked #4 of 55 Attractions in St. John
Type: Beaches
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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great hike to a gorgeous beach!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

It's a short hike- great for kids (my kids are 6,7 & 9) we also saw donkey's on our way to the beach- so that was exciting. We carried 2 chairs, beach bag & small cooler and we were fine. We made the mistake last year of not coming prepared and this year we knew we would want to stay the day. Parking is tough- if you go into the visitor center they will give you a day pass to park in employee parking- you do have to leave your license and be back by 4:30. Not much snorkeling, but a quiet, pristine beach. This beach is also known to be a clothing optional beach- and both times we have been there it's never been an issue.

Visited February 2013
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Elysburg, Pennsylvania
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52 attraction reviews
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“Nice Hike to Salomon Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Best to hike in the morning before it gets to hot. The hike starts behind the St. John National Park Visitor Center. You can park at the Visitor Center for the hike but don't park there to walk around town or they will ticket you, according to the ranger at the visitor center. Take water and snorkel gear. Good snorkeling around the point to Honeymoon Beach. Very nice sand and a few palm trees.

Visited February 2013
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St. John
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“Little Slice of Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

One of my favorite beaches on St. John. It's only accessibly by walking so it keeps the crowd to a minimum - pick up the trail behind the VI National Park Visitors Center. Small beach but definitely one of the most beautiful. Great snorkeling as well.

Visited October 2012
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Wisconsin
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“One of my favorites”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Gorgeous secluded beach. I like that the hike dissuades the masses from coming here but you still need to come early to feel like the beach is all yours :)

Visited January 2013
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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“Worth the extra effort!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We had only a half day to spend on the island before catching a ferry back to St. Thomas. Two different locals recommended the hike to Salomon Bay, so we decided to give it a shot. I'd estimate about a 3/4 mile hike through some pretty steep terrain -- the path easily traveled in some areas, and a little more hazardous in others. (I'm over 50 and was wearing sandals that day!) The view at the end, and the gorgeous, clear water made it all worth it. There were about 12 people on the beach and about a half dozen boats -- sail boats and a couple of yachts anchored in the distance. After playing in the water for a bit, we continued along the path to Honeymoon Bay -- which was much more crowded and appeared to have some type of kiosk promoting rentals (we didn't check it out). Given our need to be back at the Cruz Bay ferry terminal, we hiked on to Caneel Bay and caught a cab at the resort there to bring us back to Cruz Bay for about $5.00 per person. The whole hike (including water time) took about 2 hours, so even if you're pressed for time, it's well worth the effort. Look for the flight of wooden stairs just past the Virgin Island National Park Visitors Center, and that will bring you to the trail head. Rest rooms are available in the Visitors Center.

Visited January 2013
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