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“Snorkeling Paradise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ypao Beach Park

Ypao Beach Park
255 Gun Beach, Tumon, Guam 96911, Mariana Islands
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Tumon
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Owner description: Everything except food and sunscreen is available at this beautiful beach: grassy spots for games, a sandy stretch, great swimming, a playground and restrooms.
Los Angeles, California
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“Snorkeling Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Went here multiple times on my visit. Plenty of parking, outside showers to rinse off after your snorkeling adventure, and I kid you not, it is indeed an adventure. The waters are soo calm here and you'll see a myriad of fish. Definitely a great way to spend an afternoon and explore some of the beauty the island has to offer.

Visited July 2012
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“Favorite beach on Guam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Easy parking, large field to play sports or have birthdays, canopies with grills, the beach is clean - lifeguard on duty. You can bring your dogs with a leash. My husband and I love to come here on weekends and sit under the coconut trees and let the breeze hit us while viewing the ocean. If you are stationed here this is a nice beach to hang out.

Visited July 2012
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“The better snorkeling beach in Tumon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Snorkeling at Ypao is free. To see this much wildlife in other parts of the USA you WILL be charged an admission fee. At Ypao, its just expected. The Tumon area where Ypao is situated is sheltered from the Philippine Sea's surf by a coral reef line. So the surf inside the lagoon is calm under most conditions. Which makes it perfect for young snorkelers. The park itself has not been renovated since the 80's and building upkeep has been subpar since. The park grounds is manicured and cleaned regularly. It gets trashed during the weekends but it'll get cleaned up on the weekdays. No different than Venice Beach or Myrtle Saturday nights. If you just want to swim on a nice clean beach try Matapang Beach or park at Ypao then just walk north from Ypao along the bay and find a spot. The Tumon beach area is open to everybody not just hotel guests.

Visited July 2012
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“Excellent Swimming Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Love the deep water and plentiful fish near the coral heads. The picnic grounds aren't well kept.

Visited May 2012
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“trash !”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

The locals don't seem to appreciate their beaches...trash and especially beer cans and drunk people all over! ugh. I'll never come here again.

Visited May 2012
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