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“Owen Island Afternoon”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Owen Island

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Owner description: Little area perfect for picnic lunching.
East Hampton, New York
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55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Owen Island Afternoon”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

We took a kayak across to visit although the water is so shallow you really could walk across. The trail along the coast/beachline is scattered with old shells of all kinds...it is very rural inside the island but unfortunately, because it is often visited, there are signs of debris where others have partied and picnicked. It would be a treat if the island were better cared for and humans didn't litter. I did come back with a few "treasures" of shells to adorn our table in our room.

Visited April 2012
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English first
Clayville, Rhode Island
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Just ok”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

You can get here on kayak in 12-15 minutes. Or you can snorkel over as well. Barren island. Not much to do and the water is really to shallow to snorkel, especially if you're a diver.

Visited February 2013
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Grand Cayman
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109 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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“Great Kayak for a picnic on your own small island...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

How lovely to go to a deserted island not too far from another larger island. Travel by kayak or swim across. The notice greeting you is not "Private, keep off" but "visitors welcome". It is a private island, but the owners are generous....Sadly, this little part of the world gets a lot of debris from the ocean - shoes, plastic bottles, plastic bags, more shoes.... coming from places far and wide (and including ocean going vessels). It is tragic that such a beautiful place becomes littered with debris. Our rule of thumb we keep is that on each trip to Owen Island we take at least one garbage bag and fill it with rubbish. We can never clean up our entire ocean singlehandedly, but if everyone brought along a bag and took away some rubbish we would all be better for it....

Finally, this is a great place to come for a picnic lunch and a snorkel. The pristine waters around this island are perfect for seeing small fish, stingrays and the occasional eagle ray.

Visited February 2013
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Toronto
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94 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“beautiful beach to view sunsets from and have sundowners”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

My daughter swam and I kayaked to Owen island from The conch club. We had an awesome sunset. Lovely little sandy beach for swimming. The snorkeling was not so great we saw almost nothing - swam along the reef. I would have loved to spend more time here as a non - diver - by far the most beautiful place on LC

Visited December 2012
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Seattle
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Swimming to Owen Island”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

You can swim/snorkel all the way out to Owen Island. Be sure to wear water sandels because the terrain is rough once you get there - not for barefeet. It's a fun thing to do...not much to see under water....

Visited December 2012
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