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“Great for snorkeling” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Green Beach

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Owner description: Located at the far western end of Puerto Rico, this narrow beach gets high ratings for diving the offshore reef in 10 to 30 feet of water, which features sloping valleys and huge coral.
Sag Harbor
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60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great for snorkeling”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Quite a schlep to get there, but once there you might find your self completely alone, which is what you want! Great for snorkeling, so bring your gear.

Visited April 2013
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Mt. Airy, MD
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great snorkeling!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

Must go to beach for snorkeling. We were very disappointed with blue beach so we ended up here and very glad we did. In the first hour of snorkeling my wife and I saw a sting ray, sea turtle, and countless awesome fish. Visibility wasn't great the day we were there but it still awesome. Highly recommend.

Visited April 2013
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Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great place to snorkel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

Pristine, quiet and agreat place to snorkel! We had the privilege of swimming with 4-5 sea turtles. We really loved it and would like to visit again soon.

Visited March 2013
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San Juan, PR
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51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Green Beach (aka Punta Arenas Beach): Excellent beach for snorkeling”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

Green Beach (aka Punta Arenas Beach) is gem tucked away in the western tip of Vieques, and it's best suited for snorkeling enthusiasts. You will likely need to drive there yourself with a Jeep or similar vehicle, as the road gets pretty bumpy, but that's part of the fun. There was some cloud cover on the day we went, and our stay was cut short by rain, but I was still able to enjoy about an hour of snorkeling in generally shallow, crystal clear water. I saw a ray, a shy pufferfish, a couple of lion fish, large barracuda, spider shrimp, parrotfish, angelfish, trumpetfish, and countless other fish (I've shared a few of the photos). As for the beach itself, the sand is not powdery white as in Red Beach or Blue Beach, but more coarse - on the plus side it's easier to wash off! There is also significantly less sand area than in the aforementioned beaches, but there's also way less people (we counted maybe 10 people tops, Saturday of Easter weekend). Bring your own snacks and refreshments, and remember not to litter!

Visited March 2013
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New Hope, PA
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

Gorgeous beach for swimming. Snorkeling was good there as well. Clear waters with plenty of small fish and colorful coral.

Visited March 2013
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