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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Bay with a beautiful, broad beach that is ideal for swimming and...

Bay with a beautiful, broad beach that is ideal for swimming and snorkeling, with a view of Bordeaux Mountain, the island's highest point at 1,277 feet, in the background.

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My favorite beach on St. John

This beach takes the longest to get to for us but it's so worth it. We visit every trip to St. John. The snorkeling is amazing and the beach is so peaceful that you feel like you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
GerberDaisey
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Reston, Virginia
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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This beach takes the longest to get to for us but it's so worth it. We visit every trip to St. John. The snorkeling is amazing and the beach is so peaceful that you feel like you are at the end of the earth. It gets very hot here though. We splashed and played in the water all day. It... More 

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South Jersey
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Getting There: Little Lameshur is at the end of the road (literally) on the south shore of the island. If you're staying near Cruz Bay, the drive is about 45 hilly and curvy minutes one way so it might make sense to consider one of the numerous more conveniently located North Shore beaches. We were looking for something a little... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

After a trip on the dirt road a trip down to the beach snorkeling is spectacular. By far the most tourist never visit the first beach great Lameshur which in my opinion has even better snorkeling. The beach is Rocky however this keeps away many tourists and keeps the water cleaner with less damage to the coral

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Thank mark s
Queen Creek, Arizona
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

This was our first bay, and it was great. We saw lots of colorful fish, a shark and a turtle. We were easily impressed, but happy with our first day in the water.

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Thank Dorothy D
Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Hard to get to- no amenities. That is what keeps it great- keeps away the crowds that are beginning to hurt other beaches. Long drive over unpaved dirt/gravel roads. No real snorkeling, but we cooled off here after the 5 mile round trip hike to the petroglyphs.

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Thank MomshellDolly
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

The water here is clear and beautifully colored (more green than the blue water we'd seen at the northern shore beaches). But, it's definitely not worth it. The sand is not nice - small rocks and dirty. Water entry is rocky and I had to leave on my water shoes for each time I wanted to cool down in the... More 

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Thank SJP-NJ
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

This fantastic beach is remote, via a rugged road. You will need a 4x4 vehicle to get there. We snorkeled at both Great Lameshure and Little Lameshure, and both were enjoyable. We saw beautiful coral and many schools of fish, including cuttlefish. We followed a sea turtle for several minutes. Around the east side is Yawzi Point, where the water... More 

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Thank Kathy D
Waukesha
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This is probably my favorite beach on the island. It is on the south side so it is less crowded, and the road is a little rougher than most so that keeps a lot of people out as well. It becomes a dirt road so if it's rainy this could be a problem to get to, but if it's dry... More 

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Very out of the way, so only a few people there. As beautiful as some of the more famous beaches. Small, but you'll only have a few other to share it with. Hard to get to. Unpaved, rough road for last few miles. Drive slowly or have a Jeep.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

extreme ride in wanted to turn around 4 times not worth the ride. You get there and about 10 feet of rocks to find your way into the water. Good snorkeling afterwards.

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