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Once again the Salt Pond beach amazes me

Iwent 2 days to this great beach. Water beautiful and hiked the Rams trial. one day only ones there.

Reviewed August 27, 2018
floridalin
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Secluded beach and great hiking

Easy to get down to beach; challenging to get back up hill to parking, but worth it. Rather... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2018
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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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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Iwent 2 days to this great beach. Water beautiful and hiked the Rams trial. one day only ones there.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank floridalin
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Easy to get down to beach; challenging to get back up hill to parking, but worth it. Rather secluded beach with excellent hiking to Drunk Bay (rough surf; great rock throwing for kids) past actual salt pond with salt to pick up at the right...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank James C C
Reviewed July 30, 2018

This is one of my favorite stops in St. John! It is about 1/3 of a mile walk (downhill on the way there) and parking is not great but it is worth the hassle. The beach is beautiful and the snorkeling is fantastic. We swam...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank A M
Reviewed July 29, 2018

What more can you want that listed above? It is one of my favorite snorkeling places. I usually go way out to the little knobs that are towards the end of the inlet. There is some great sea life and beautiful coral. It usually is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sdamron2017
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Parking limited, but you can also park on the road by the entrance. Short hike in. We enjoyed hiking the trails (even with our 6 yr old child). Wear sneakers and bring water. Don’t forget your camera! Beautiful breathtaking views. Also great snorkeling spot. We...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pocono5
Reviewed June 19, 2018

This is a bit of a drive to get here from Cruz Bay, but well worth the drive. If you swim out to the reef it is well worth it. Closer to the beach we encountered many turtles and some cuddle fish.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank stpetefisherman
Reviewed May 20, 2018

A little walk from parking but well worth it. Pick nick tables awailble as well as some shade - hard to find after hurricanes. Great snorkeling to the left side of beach out to point . Saw a barracuda and lots of colorful fish. The...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CamillaR892
Reviewed May 19, 2018

On early visits to St. John, Salt Pond Bay seemed rather remote. This time we stayed about a quarter mile from the parking area. The gravel parking lot held 4-6 cars on most days. From there it's about a quarter mile to the beach. There...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Cooke2012
Reviewed May 2, 2018

There is a salt pond is isolated from the bay itself. The bay is a large, expansive bay. The water is calm in the area. The bay is a great place to snorkel and view various types of coral. The area is also a good...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Mark M
Reviewed April 14, 2018

Salt Pond Bay is a large, white sand beach, beautiful as just about every St. John beach that we visited on our vacation. If you're staying near Coral Bay this would be a short drive - longer if you're staying closer to Cruz Bay.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Michael L
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Mymailbox
November 14, 2016|
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Response from Kathy D | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall seeing any mud at all. The bay is surrounded by white sand. You might see some hermit crabs.
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Jerseygirl198
April 19, 2015|
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Response from Kathy D | Reviewed this property |
The Salt Pond Bay that I visited is in St. John, Virgin Islands.
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