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“Best Snorkeling!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Leinster Bay

Leinster Bay
1300 Cruz Bay Creek, St. John, VI 00830, Usvi | 18. 363469, -64. 731270, Virgin Islands National Park 00830, St. John
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Type: Bodies of Water, Reefs
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: A rocky, windswept bay on the northern coast of St. John.
Naples, Florida
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“Best Snorkeling!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The mile walk to the beach was well worth the fabulous snorkeling at Leinster Bay! I was truly "swimming with the fishes", lots of pretty and cool marine life including tarpons, stingrays and turtles!! For great snorkeling, be sure to hit Leinster Bay!

Visited July 2014
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Hampton Roads, VA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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“Great snorkelling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We hiked the Leinster Bay trail to Waterlemon and swam around the Cay. Lots of beautiful fish and corals to see.

Visited July 2014
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North Carolina
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Surrounded by a cloud of fish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The title says it all. The .08 of a mile hike to this location from the end of the road is well worth it. Accompanied by pelicans and sea gulls, swimming off the beach has you nearly immediately surrounded by uncountable numbers of silver fish, moving as one body. Going further out and following the rocky shoreline brings you to many more varieties of fish and coral. Be sure to wear study shoes for the hike and bring water / food.

Visited July 2014
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Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
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“Don't do this solo; make sure others are on beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

awesome snorkling. go out to the island and see wonderful fish/corals/turtles/ etc. but on the way back to shore there is a very strong current to go against. conserve your energy and swim slowly. liked: no tourists, mongoose, iguuanas, pelicans, turtles, large variety of fish, : did not like: seclusion if by yourself can be scary. parking easy. about 15 min easy walk to beach area which is very small. some boats anchored out a bit so there are people if emergency. but heard there was a drowning last summer here. so currents are a real concern esp if not a good swimmer.

Visited July 2014
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Newberg, Oregon
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“Often overlooked but a great snorkel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you go to Water Lemon Cay, you might not think about snorkeling Leinster Bay, but it's worth it. We saw some great trumpet fish, sea urchins, and turtles.

Visited May 2014
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