All the other reviewers' comments about this being a great place for beginner snorkelers are spot-on, unfortunately. On our last day on the island, we went early on a "cruise ship day" to get our snorkel in before the crowds hit. We were disappointed by the condition of the coral and the lower quantity of fish in this area. The beach and setting were so pretty we stayed through the coming and going of hundreds of cruise ship visitors. I lost count of the number of times the lifeguards had to use the loudspeaker to tell beginning snorkelers to stay off the rocks and coral. It was very sad thinking about how much this beautiful snorkel location has suffered due to the damage caused by large numbers of inexperienced snorkelers. When we return to St. John, we will continue to stop at the beautiful roadside overlook (simply incredible), but then continue on to snorkel at other beaches that are less heavily used and still thriving.
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