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“Great snorkelling”
Review of Leinster Bay

Leinster Bay
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Owner description: A rocky, windswept bay on the northern coast of St. John.
Hampton Roads, VA
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Great snorkelling”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

We hiked the Leinster Bay trail to Waterlemon and swam around the Cay. Lots of beautiful fish and corals to see.

Visited July 2014
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Huntersville, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
255 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Surrounded by a cloud of fish”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

The title says it all. The .08 of a mile hike to this location from the end of the road is well worth it. Accompanied by pelicans and sea gulls, swimming off the beach has you nearly immediately surrounded by uncountable numbers of silver fish, moving as one body. Going further out and following the rocky shoreline brings you to many more varieties of fish and coral. Be sure to wear study shoes for the hike and bring water / food.

Visited July 2014
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Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
204 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Don't do this solo; make sure others are on beach”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

awesome snorkling. go out to the island and see wonderful fish/corals/turtles/ etc. but on the way back to shore there is a very strong current to go against. conserve your energy and swim slowly. liked: no tourists, mongoose, iguuanas, pelicans, turtles, large variety of fish, : did not like: seclusion if by yourself can be scary. parking easy. about 15 min easy walk to beach area which is very small. some boats anchored out a bit so there are people if emergency. but heard there was a drowning last summer here. so currents are a real concern esp if not a good swimmer.

Visited July 2014
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Newberg, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Often overlooked but a great snorkel”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you go to Water Lemon Cay, you might not think about snorkeling Leinster Bay, but it's worth it. We saw some great trumpet fish, sea urchins, and turtles.

Visited May 2014
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Bellbrook, OH
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159 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Good Beach but Snorkeling OK”
Reviewed July 14, 2014

Another nice beach but we were looking for good snorkeling and thought it was just OK. Other people really like the snorkel on the left side of the bay as you face the water. We thought It was OK but you should check it out for yourself.

Visited July 2014
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