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“Challenge to get to, but wonderful snorkeling and beach”
Review of Francis Bay

Ranked #16 of 95 things to do in St. John
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A pretty and amenable bay on St. John’s north shore. Beware: no changing facilities here.
Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

This beach can be a bit of a haul to get to, but it's worth it. Also the "road" to the beach is dirt and very rough. The beach itself is very nice. Great amount of marine life. Note that in the later afternoon while a great time to visit there, due to the sun's position, shade can be a little hard to come by.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

This beach was my favorite of the 4 we visited. Lots of fish, some eels, & sting rays. I'm sure there are sea turtles but I didn't see any. Water is pristine & white sand beach. Portapotty is only bathroom facility there though.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

This bay ties with Waterlemon as our favorite snorkel, but its long, beautiful beach and easier access makes it a better all-around beach. Just gorgeous, with a long reef that gets better as you go farther out. Watch out for the current though - it's a lot harder to swim back! We saw beautiful coral and a huge variety of fish, as well as turtles in the open part of the bay, nurse sharks, including one right along the water's edge, and an octopus along the ledge where the reef starts. We went early and had it almost to ourselves. Highly recommended!

1  Thank Haynes-Austin
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

The park ranger advised us to head to Francis Bay before 9 a.m. to catch sea turtles feeding on the sea grass. We weren't disappointed. We saw sting rays and sea turtles. I don't think I would spend a day on the beach there because of the bugs, but to see the sea turtles - it's worth it. There were 3 of us there that morning and the other snorkeler saw a nurse shark.

2  Thank TripVbarS
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

This was a lovely beach which offered some terrific snorkeling and views. The highlight was the sea turtle we saw by the rocks between Francis and Maho Bays....

Thank JoanellenJ
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