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“Must Visit!!!”
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.
Geneva, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Must Visit!!!”
Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

This was our second favorite activity of our vacation after snorkeling Buck Island. The short hike down to the water is not strenuous and offers some stunning views. The trail is well maintained and not too steep. We took it slow because it was HOT the day we went (95 degrees). Bring plenty of water and sunscreen- shade is nonexistent on the hike and on the beach.

We walked to Jack's Bay first, looked around, then came back to Isaac's Bay to swim and snorkel. We were the only people on the beach for about an hour, which was really cool. The crystal blue water and seclusion of this beach made it well worth our time.

Thank Karen E
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Breath taking”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

About 2 mike hike up and down cliff overlooking beautiful blue green waters where we ended up on very private beach, no shade, no restrooms. You need to take lots of water and sunscreen as there is no shade.

Although very hard on me(67 with knee replacements) well worth the trip! Take snorkel gear as we did snorkel but the water was a little rough. But if you are the adventure type or into fitness you will love it.

We had a 3 year old with us. Be sure to wear tennis shoes as it is a rocky walk if you are just walking not snorkeling would recommend 1-2 hours

Visited July 2014
Thank gabelkaye
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Battle Creek, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Secluded private escape”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was just amazing! Drive to Point Udall and take in the view from the Easternmost part of the USA. Then hike down to Isaac's Bay. When you crest the bluff it is amazing! A cove edged in white sand and blue water ringed by a coral reef. The water in the bay is calmer than the surrounding water and the snorkeling is quite good. Within the bay the water is speckled with coral formations and the aquatic life is quite varied. We were blessed and fortunate to see a ray and a very large sea turtle. The sea turtle was a special treat as it appeared as we were focused on the ray. The turtle even had a little 2 foot shark gliding along its underside! Later in the day my husband did spot a 5 foot shark - didn't stick around to identify the type and made haste to shore, so definitely keep in mind that they do live in these parts and you may come upon them! I have never been to a more beautiful beach and to have it all to ourselves was incredible. This is a must see!

Visited July 2014
Thank Mermaid_at_Heart2014
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Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a pretty easy hike to one of the most beautiful places my blues eyes have ever seen! Must do while on the island. We enjoyed this as much if not more than Buck Island. We had the beach mostly to ourselves.

Visited July 2014
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Aurora, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Go to Isaac, skip Jack”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

We walked down to Jack beach (the further beach) first but it was really shallow and grassy, not great for snorkeling or swimming. The sand there was really fine and silty, as soon as you stepped onto a sandy part it clouded up the water so we hiked the half mile back to Isaac bay. The surf was a little rough but swimmable and the snorkeling was decent. There were other people there but very few (manybe 8 other people in the 2 hours we stayed) Bring water and wear shoes as there are plants with thorns near the path down. FYI- we spoke to the steward of Isaac and Jack Bay (this area is owned by the nature conservancy) and there are NO snakes on St. Croix- something that crossed our minds as we hiked through the tall grasses to the beach so no worries!! the hike is beautiful so bring your camera (or at least don't leave it in the car)

Visited June 2014
Thank CloverAJ
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