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“Worth the hike” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Salt Pond Bay

Salt Pond Bay
Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Type: Bodies of Water, Beaches
Activities: Swimming, Snorkeling, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: This scenic bay on St. John offers a secluded beach with good swimming and snorkeling, plus a graded hiking trail leading to and from the beach and picnic area.
Saint Louis, Missouri
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Worth the hike”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Snorkeling not as good as I had expected calm waters my teenagers thought boring. Others said if you swam further out more to see. Pack a cooler it's a long dry hike worth the drive if you are staying on other side of the Island.

Visited March 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Worth the drive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Crossed the island twice during our recent week long stay, mainly due to rough conditions on the north side of the island. Fantastic beach, especially for families with small kids. Calm and quiet. Only downside is the 1/3 mile walk to the beach - or should i say "uphill" walk back from the beach at the end of the day. But well worth it. Then stop at "The Tourist Trap" for a late lunch or cocktail!

Visited March 2013
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Hanover, Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Nice south side beach with hiking trails”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Nice short hike to the beach, beautiful beach, great snorkeling, hiking trail to Ram Head where there is a fabulous 360 degree view of the SE end of St John. Even better snorkeling along the hike, a the blue pebble beach--go to the right--and see a lot of colorful coral and fish. Videotapped a herd of cuttlefish swimming--fun!
Less shade than at other beaches, so go early and get a spot under a grape or palm tree.

Visited March 2013
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Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A great find enjoyed as much as trunk bay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

This place was a great find there is quite a bit of Steep hill going up and down so children under five probably would not do so well .The water is crystal clear, the snorkeling is good it is not crowded! It is a nice place to explore!!

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Best beach!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Enjoy a morning at this beach. Great swimming and snorkeling. Definitely visit and spend a morning at this beach!

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