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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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This scenic bay on St. John offers a secluded beach with good swimming and...

This scenic bay on St. John offers a secluded beach with good swimming and snorkeling, plus a graded hiking trail leading to and from the beach and picnic area.

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St John Round-Island Snorkeling Tour from St Thomas

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Favorite beach on St. John

Relatively remote, there's a short downhill hike to this beach which has a couple shady picnic tables and wonderful snorkelling in the bay. The sand isn't quite as nice as the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Asheville
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Asheville
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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Relatively remote, there's a short downhill hike to this beach which has a couple shady picnic tables and wonderful snorkelling in the bay. The sand isn't quite as nice as the north short beaches.

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Thank dbaaronson
York, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yet another amazing beach on the island. Calm and beautiful. Always look forward to visiting. It is a hike to reach the beach but well worth it! The snorkeling was amazing!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

About 40 min drive from town, but totally worth it. A hidden gem, great for snorkeling. Beautiful beach! We swam with sea turtles, it was priceless. They were actually playful. A must do!!

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Thank Jacideanna
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Getting out of the ferry, we started talking to a very friendly attendant and he said you could just hop on the public bus for 1$ to go all the way to the other end of the island ("Have exact change! ...it is air-conditioned but be aware that the ride is going to be bumpy", he said). We stayed on... More 

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Dunkirk, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an amazing place to snorkel. We saw the largest turtle we've ever seen here & it swam right up to us! There is also a great hike nearby that we hope to walk on our next visit. The restaurants on the way back to Coral Bay are also great.

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Thank aquadoc2000
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love Salt Pond Bay- it's always uncrowded unlike the north side of St. John. Last visit there two weeks ago- I saw (snorkeling) more sea turtles in a week, then in my last 3 visits to St. John. Incredible! Practically swam on top of them- while the turtles ate at their leisure in the sea grass.

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Thank Michelle G
Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is pretty good, quiet compared with other places on them island. The snorkling was spectacular. We did a lot of snorkling, but didn't see anything better than salt pond bay.

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Thank Timendean
Huntington, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a bit of a ride to get there and then about 15 minutes walk down to the beach but the water is gorgeous as is the sand. No facilities, food or beverage. A great out of the way beach - bring a picnic.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family loves to snorkel. We went to this location on a charter boat and it ended up being my favorite snorkel spot we went to. The snorkeling is okay off the shore but to get to the really good stuff, you have to swim out to the big rock. Its a bit of a swim but we were able... More 

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Thank Hannahlikestheocean
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this beach too. gorgeous turquoise water, gentle currents only drawback is less fish, turtles and coral here. An advantage here is that there are trails that lead from the beach to overlook that is beautiful. The trail is short and not too tough. Would highly recommend a visit to this beach!

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