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Quiet beach

Went here on our first full day hoping to see the donkeys but we did not. Getting to it has a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Turtles, rays, new boardwalk

The beach is long, and incredible underwater sites. The boardwalk is worth the walk. wonderful time.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
St. Petersburg, Florida
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A pretty and amenable bay on St. John’s north shore. Beware: no changing facilities here.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on our first full day hoping to see the donkeys but we did not. Getting to it has a strange sulphur/sewer like smell to it. But once you get to the water you can't smell it or you don't care anymore because you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach is long, and incredible underwater sites. The boardwalk is worth the walk. wonderful time.

Thank floridalin
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I have been going to St. John for 30 years and never tire of the island. We have dear friends that live there and it's always a treat to visit.

Thank Lucy B
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

We love Francis Bay! It’s a quiet, beautiful beach with great snorkeling. We always see a variety of fish, including but not limited to, barracudas, sting rays, turtles, and our favorite, the octopus. My 6 year old especially enjoyed the nature trail. Great beach, areas...More

1  Thank Pocono5
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

This ended up being my favorite bay! It was never too crowded and I especially loved the little tree huts that are around to hold out stuff. The water is so clear and beautiful and we saw a decent amount of fish near the shore....More

Thank Morgan D
Reviewed May 28, 2018

After nine months The Beaches on St Johns are recovering Francis Bay is our favorite and she is recoving. The water is still beautiful and the trees are coming back

1  Thank skyprincess_12
Reviewed May 2, 2018

The beach is a quiet, isolated beach and is not crowded. The water is calm and great for snorkeling. Another great way to explore the bay is through stand-up paddle boarding. Francis Bay is a great place to search for sea turtles.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed March 26, 2018

OK, what's your favorite beach on St John? Trick question--- you can't possibly choose. They're all different and all perfectly lovely in their own way. For some reason we had not stumbled on Francis Bay on our previous visits, but happened to end up here....More

1  Thank CarTRVLR
Reviewed March 10, 2018

On our top STJ top 4 beach list (with Maho, Trunk and Hawksnest). Great place to watch the exquisite turtle water ballet. Gorgeous white sand, crystal clear Caribbean water. If you have a week in STJ, definitely include Francis on your "to do" list.

Thank Joanne_S1983
Reviewed March 6, 2018

This was our favorite beach because it was easy to get to and wasn't crowded. For our first trip we walked the Trail which was a moderate walking/easy hiking trail; that is it hasn't been cleared since the storm but the terrain was pretty and...More

1  Thank Martin M
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