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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Mayho Bay is a popular beach in St. John and home to the Maho Bay...

Mayho Bay is a popular beach in St. John and home to the Maho Bay

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calmest of the north shore bays

We've been here twice on two different trips. No matter how big the waves and swells are at the other north shore beaches, Maho's is always smaller. You can swim with ease... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've been here twice on two different trips. No matter how big the waves and swells are at the other north shore beaches, Maho's is always smaller. You can swim with ease. There's rocks for good snorkeling on either side. A covered picnic area, two parking areas. A group that was there when we were spotted a sea turtle. There's... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Swimming at Maho Bay, you are very likely to see turtles. It's a very easy access beach. There is plenty of parking. The beach is right beside the street, an easy walk with both old and young. It's calm water with no waves. It is a beautiful beach.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mao Bay is spectacular. The views and the water do not disappoint. The beach is not big which makes it feel a little crowded, which is the only reason I would suggest also checking out other spots like Cinnamon Bay (which we found to be less crowded). Great snorkeling!

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West Pawlet, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I rented a full head mask to explore the water-heard there were turtles. I swam out a ways, saw 2 turtle heads pop up but because I was by myself, I chickened out and swam back to. Shore.

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Oley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best beach to go to first day. Easy, close to be ach parking, beautiful sand and calm water. Excellent snorkeling, turtle and ray sightings. Bathrooms and trash cans. Great views and nice shade spots to sit in.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited about 6 different beaches in St. John and this was our favorite. It is right off the main road and we had no problem finding parking (of course, we arrived very early in the day). The water is relatively shallow and very calm. We did some snorkeling here and discovered giant sea turtles and stringrays along with other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Our favorite beach in all of St John and St Thomas. We went on a slightly overcast day and there were maybe three other families set up in the beach. The beach has a small parking lot across the street-which is super quiet. The beach is located right off the street, there are no rentals or facilities which makes the... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

This was our absolute favorite beach ever. Pretty isolated right off the road--there is good parking right next to it. Loved how it was not crowded. The best part of this beach is that we saw sea turtles and swam with them the whole day. Loved this beach!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

We love this beach!! We took a cooler and so food and spent all day out here!! It so beautiful. So relaxing.

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Apopka, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Right on the side of the road is this world class beach. Calm, clear quiet waters with soft sand. Easy to get to, right on North shore road in the National Park

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