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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

Campground, 114 tent-cottages constructed in respect for the environment, making it one of the most publicized eco-tourism destinations in the world.

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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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Glorifindal
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Apopka, Florida
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Apopka, Florida
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Northport, New York
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to snorkel and see beautiful sea turtles, fish, nurse sharks, barracuda, etc., this is the place to go. So many sea turtles of all sizes that feed right off shore. Calm water, sandy beach, a snorkeler's paradise! Our favorite beach!

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very accessible beach with somewhat limited parking. Probably my favorite beach to snorkel due to an abundance of big turtles, stingrays and other interesting fish. Will visit again without hesitation. Turtles are a must see. Amazing creatures

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Orange County,Ca
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have a rental car and cheap styrofoam cooler, this is perfect place for a day at the beach. Parking is very close - only a few steps to yhe beach. There is a small pavilion but the only other services are changing rooms and toilets. No water or showers. Not fancy but one of our favorites. Taxi's can... More 

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Cranford
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The left side of the bay has good snorkeling, you can go a long way and see many types of different coral and fish and it is rather sheltered. The beach is long and narrow and it is almost like everyone has their own private beach. The parking lot is very near the beach if you can get those spots,... More 

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

This beach is good for everyone, small children, adults etc. but there are no waves - it's very calm. Great for lying on a raft, great snorkeling and the beach is very long. It's very narrow so when the tide is up it really cuts into the beach. There's now a parking lot that accommodates a lot of vehicles so... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

BEST 40th B-DAY EVER !!! Got to swim with Sea Turtles ( NOT 1 BUT 6 )with the love of my life.... ❤️❤️😘😘 Couldn't ask for more !!!! Absolutely Beautiful !!! Can not wait to go back next year !!! Make you check out this beautiful hidden jewel !!! But anywhere you go to in St. John is beautiful !!!!... More 

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Been coming to St John since 2001. This last trip, was surprised how crowded Maho got by 11 am. The parking lot gets to be a zoo, with folks jamming their cars into places they shouldn't and boxing other people in. Found it by far the worst of the six main beaches (Caneel to Francis) in having this ugly behavior... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Nothing new! Just go! Go early! Park at the gravel lot- swim to the sea grass and swim with turtles! And sting rays! And remoras that everyone yells "shark" about! It's awesome! We went from 8-10 and had about an hour and a half to just float alone with the turtles before the crowds came and the turtles went further... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This beautiful beach is the place to snorkel with turtles. They are right there in the underwater grassy areas just off the beach. You don't go far at all to see them. We also saw rays and fish. Great experience. There is street parking and a decent sized lot. There is a men's and women's bathroom and 2 pavilions that... More 

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