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Address: 1300 Cruz Bay Creek, St. John, VI 00830, Usvi | 18. 363469, -64. 731270, Virgin Islands National Park 00830, St. John
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A rocky, windswept bay on the northern coast of St. John.

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A decent hike but worth it for the incredible snorkeling

Getting to Leinster Bay requires a decent hike but it's more manageable than the one to Salomon Beach. You can also see ruins here - supposedly the second set of ruins further out... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
tigrr49
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Getting to Leinster Bay requires a decent hike but it's more manageable than the one to Salomon Beach. You can also see ruins here - supposedly the second set of ruins further out is better than the first, but we only saw the first set. Leinster Bay was incredible - we even saw a nurse shark here and the endangered... More 

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Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an easy hike out and the views are just beautiful! The beach is not sandy, if that is what you are looking for. It is rocky, but the snorkeling is amazing! Hang your things in the trees because the mongooses will get into it.

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Pennington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are beginning snorkelers and this beach was lovely. It's a hike from the parking area so wear shoes. There are no hills, a plus on St. John . The current was challenging so be careful . We saw turtles many fish and a large stingray

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Thank jsw1960
San Diego, California, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saved this Watermelon Beach area for the end of our 8-day STJ visit, knowing it is one of the islands' highlights for snorkeling - and we were justly rewarded! Across the street from the Annaberg ruins parking lot, The Old Danish Road is your path past the first rock-lined shore entry, but another fifteen minutes reveals the wide beach... More 

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Thank tplife
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

This bay is accessible with a walk along the water. You start at the annaberg ruins parking area and then follow a trail along the water. The trail is mostly flat so it was a pretty easy walk.

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Edina, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

After taking in the Annaberg sugar plantation we took the short walk/hike along the water. Most people heading along the trail were bound for Waterlemon Cay and snorkeling but we were just out for a walk-it's maybe 20 or so minutes each way, totally in shade and follows the water. Super easy walk, nice firm trail, 95% flat and level... More 

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St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

We rented a boat for the day and the captain took us right up to the beach and dropped us off so that we could do the short hike up the to ruins. The hike was easy (we wore sandals) and the ruins are breathtaking! We took tons of photos. The ruins are overgrown with beautiful pink flowers and there... More 

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Thank Tara B
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

We snorkled here twice. It's always good to see something different than what you'd see on other parts of the island. Be sure to time the snorkel for when the current isn't strong or sea is swelling.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We hiked around the bay and the best part was waterlemon cay! Lots to see, from shark in the water along the walk to small trumpet fish and pebbly, beautiful beach, and gorgeous water!

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Thank Chasnie V
Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

We did not swim here as it's a long walk to get to the beach but you must drive down and take a look at how gorgeous the water is here. The colors are so vibrant and so many shades. Gorgeous. There is a bathroom here but no food or beverage.

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