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Review of Isaac Bay

Isaac Bay
Ranked #17 of 107 things to do in St. Croix
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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.
Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

We made the hike down to Isaac Bay and really enjoyed the outing. Going on a sunny day makes the colors of the water, hills, and sky blindingly surreal. Simply a beautiful spot and pretty quiet- there were maybe three or four other cars in the lot (plenty of broken glass though, sad to say) and a handful of folks down on the beach.

The hike itself was not bad, the incline fairly gentle and not as thorny as we expected, though very overgrown in sections. My hiking partner wore shorts and sneakers and came out with a few little scratches. It took us about 20 minutes to get from the parking area to the beach steps.

We are glad we didn't bother to bring our beach gear down with us, as the water seemed a bit too rough for us to swim on the day of our visit (perhaps we were spoiled by our day at Shoy's!) Sunglasses, hat, and plenty of water are recommended, even though it's a pretty short round trip hike, the sun is incredibly intense and there's no shade on the trail! Enjoy and happy hiking.

Thank julia7178
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

We enjoyed the hike. It was well marked, but lots of thorns. Great views. Loved it and a must do if you are up to the thorn bushes. Beaches were beautiful.

Thank 2377donna9
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Isaac Bay is a lovely, secluded beach like many on St. Croix but the hike down through the tall (sometimes over your head!) guinea grass on a small trail with thorny bushes right beside and over the trail was a bit much for us. We left our rental car at the trailhead with windows down and doors unlocked as suggested. We took plenty of water but for the condition of the trail, we should have worn long pants. It was very hot and humid, though, so we hoped we could make it in shorts. It was indeed a rough hike because of the overgrown trail. We didn't visit this beach again even though we were staying nearby.

1  Thank BK H
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

To find it, park in trailhead just before Pt. Udall monument. BE WARNed, leave no valuables in your car, keep car unlocked and windows cracked. Hike is on a tiny trail that has thorns n such. Even though going to the beach don't hike in bathing suit. Have some cover to your thighs and feet. Also, this is a remote and secluded beach (part of its beauty) so no facilities or amenities. Bring your own items of need, water, more water, sunscreen, towel, chair, snorkel equipment, food and drink. Lovely beach, views, and reef.

Thank IdoLove2travel
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

You will find these beaches all around the island, a lot are some must sees, however, if you don't know about water, a good rule is if you don't see other people swimming their, different sides of the islands beaches are different and calmer than others just use your common sense when trying to find the perfect beach to swim at.

1  Thank Rcairjam-Rhonda
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