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“Great hike”
Review of Isaac Bay

Isaac Bay
Ranked #17 of 107 things to do in St. Croix
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: You need a four-wheel-drive vehicle to get here, but it's well worth the trip to this scenic and secluded beach, perfect for swimming, and a barrier reef for snorkeling.
Christiansted, St. Croix
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great hike”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

This lovely secluded Bay is reached by a well constructed trail that is maintained by the Nature Conservancy. It takes about 1/2 hour to hike down to the beach. Bring your mask and snorkel, there is plenty to see in the water. Remember to carry out all of your trash, this is a lovely beach and it would be great for it to stay that way!

Visited August 2013
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English first
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
“Hike to paradise”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

This was by far the most beautiful beach we went to!! A great scenic drive to point udall and a 15 minute hike to an open beach!

Visited July 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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“Worth the hike”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Beautiful secluded beach. About a fifteen minute hike with gorgeous views. Felt like I was in a Disney movie with the number of butterflies swirling around me as a walked the trail.

Visited June 2013
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SC
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Go east.”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Isaac's Bay was the highlight of the island. The new trail down from Point Udall made for a nice hike, a terrain is a complete contrast to the west side of the island. The snorkeling was good it is nice to see some of the corals coming back.

Visited May 2013
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MA
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59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Well worth the "hike" to Jack and Isaac Bays!”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Park up near the Point Udall monument (will see a small parking area to the right before you get to the monument) and follow the trail for about 15-20 minutes to 2 beautiful beaches run by the Nature Conservancy. Its a hike through a scrub desert-type environment, so it can get hot - bring extra water and hike in the earlier part of the day if possible. The first beach you come up to is Jack Bay - we preferred the snorkeling here vs Isaacs. Walk down the beach at Jack Bay and you will see a trail that continues up a hill to Isaac Bay (about 5-10 min hike past Jack). Very quiet and relaxing, practically had the beaches to ourselves.

Leave your car unlocked and/or windows down at the parking area, and take valuables with you.

Wear sneakers and a hat - the trail can be a bit rocky (don't want stubbed toes) and there is no shade at these beaches.

Trail is wide enough to be able to carry fold up beach chairs and small coolers. No facilities at these beaches.

Parts of the beaches are closed on the second half of the year due to turtle nesting areas.

Visited April 2013
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