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Francis Bay is a more secluded beach which makes for a nice relaxing day! One of our favorites on our first visit to St. John.
This was our first beach stop on the island. It didn't disappoint. Beautiful water, so blue and warm. great sand. no crowds
Beautiful beach. I was worried about getting a shady spot but we easily found one. Parking was tight when we left around 1:00. No facilities but also no crowds. Only negatives were a rocky entry to the water, and a slightly buoyant surf. May not be the best choice for small…
if you are looking to avoid a lot of the crowds but don't want to drive all the way to the east end this is your best bet. Bring bug spray though!
Francis is my favorite beach on St. John. Generally, Francis is not crowded. It is a very large beach, with no need to cram the beach goers close together. The snorkeling is great wherever you go from the beach. Also, the shade is beginning to return. As compared to other…