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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Made up of seven white-sand beaches along St. John's north shore, all but...

Made up of seven white-sand beaches along St. John's north shore, all but one are part of the private playground for Caneel Bay Resort guests.

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$89*
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Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles
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$89*
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Henley Cay Adventure Tour in St John
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$79*
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St John Island Sightseeing Tour from St Thomas

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Emptiest North Shore Beach

With the $20 parking, prohibition against bringing chairs and coolers, requirement to sit in front of loungers (leaving few shade options), not the most popular beach option. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Doug274
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Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With the $20 parking, prohibition against bringing chairs and coolers, requirement to sit in front of loungers (leaving few shade options), not the most popular beach option. It is calm and pretty. Always find turtles in the sea grass beds. Reef at point to north of beach has grown back nicely in last two years. Best spot to see a... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite snorkeling spots on the island. Entering the water is very easy - no drop offs. And we were lucky enough to encounter sea turtles every time we went.

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1 Thank Kinsand
West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful snorkeling with calm waters. We anchored here with a private cataraman so husband and son could get another snorkel in. So pretty.

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2 Thank mommytogage
Tavares, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 812 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing bay with beautiful beaches, calm clear water, and tons of sea life. Spent half a day here kayaking to Henley Cay, snorkeling both sides of the bay, and enjoying life. Swam with sea turtles, stingrays, a nurse shark, and many colorful tropical fish. I've never been anywhere so beautiful (but I was born in NJ.. enough said). It felt... More 

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2 Thank FlaHarlock
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Nice beach, we snorkeled on the right side and saw turtles, squid and other sea life. No one hassled us for being "visitors" and there is a rinse faucet at the beach to get the sand off your feet. Our second favorite after Maho.

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Plano, TX
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

It's worth every penny (and you'll need a lot). These are the best beaches you'll find anywhere in the world. Ask to stay on the Hawksnest side if you like privacy; Scotts Beach if you like to snorkel; Turtle Bay for romance.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

beautiful beach, great place to snorkel right off the beach.. there is a place to buy water sports supplies, coffee, drinks..so glad we tried that beach on our last day!!! it did not disappoint!!!!! we were initially put off by the cost of parking of $20 posted on the entrance if you are not a guest of caneel bay resort... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

If you value privacy and great service it's a five, if you're more of a beach person it's probably closer to four if you value privacy and great service it's a five, if you're more of a beach in person it's probably closer to four Canneel Bay has one of the prettiest spots on the island for sunsets unless you're... More 

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washington
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

We walked from Cruz Bay to this beach. Was about a 1.75mile walk on the Lind Point trail. Not being guests at the resort you are still allowed to use their beach, just not the beach chairs and you have to remain on the beach and not roam the property otherwise their staff will chase you down. Great snorkeling on... More 

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Carver, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Small beach, nice 2nd story patio to have dinner and watch the sun set. For those that like the view of lots of boats in the bay it's a good stop...I prefer the open views.

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