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Carambola Tide Pools

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Address: St. Croix

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Heavenly hike

You can cheat and take jeep tour to enjoy the tide pools, however the fairly easy hike along the Ridge, enables you to truly enjoy the majestic beauty of the blue tropic water... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Brookings, South Dakota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Anintersting beach feature but there is a lot of garbage that has been left behind. It takes a bit of a walk over rocks to get there so unless you're sure footed visit at low tide.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told by the employees at the scuba shop that even at high tide, it would be easy to get to the tide pools. After a long, hot hike, we arrived at the beach, only to find that the surf was up, but too high to comfortably get over to the tide pools. Other people were there and a... More 

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MIDDLESBORO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can cheat and take jeep tour to enjoy the tide pools, however the fairly easy hike along the Ridge, enables you to truly enjoy the majestic beauty of the blue tropic water. Water shoes to navigate across rock are important and be smart, watching currentls and tide change. Before you enter the pools take time to listen. The sound... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the coolest thing on the island. If you are up for an adventure this is the place to go. The road to the beach is nearly impassible even in a jeep, but I still recommend it if you are a thrill seeker. Even the hike is a little dangerous. We were staying at the carambola hotel (you can... More 

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Bourgueil, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1. Be in good shape. 2. No elderly or small children. 3. Pay attention to the tides. Very dangerous to get to if high tide. 4. Sneakers or hiking shoes a must. 5. Day before us, a lady slipped and broke her knee cap. 6. Bottled water for each. 7. Check with hotel or others about the conditions (IE if... More 

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Addison, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2.5 mile hike--not bad. First part is uphill, the trail is pretty clear and in the shade until you get to the beach. Beach is all rocks not sand. You then need to climb some of the rocks to get to the tide pools. I would recommend to check the weather before you go. Very slippy on the trail if... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to visit the tide pools since we were staying at the Marriott right where the trail starts. They far exceeded our expectations! We saw a few people on the trail, but once we reached the pools there was no one there we had the pools to ourselves. Two things to note you need to wear... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So happy that we finally hiked to the tidal pools. Amazing! It's mostly shady but you'll be hiking up some narrow and at times steep trails . The view is amazing and the hike is very enjoyable. Make sure to wear decent shoes/sneakers and bring some water and snacks. We met several people who tried to do it in flip... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pristine natural attraction with beautiful views.The tide pools are about 45 min to one hour walk on a winding jungle path. Make sure to wear good shoes and have water if it is a hot day. also make sure to go at low tide for the best view if possible

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Price, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trail head was near our resort, the hike was not bad and mostly shaded. We loved the Tide Pools! The tide was high and the crashing waves were amazing! We almost hiked it a second time!

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