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“Pretty beach with few people”
Review of Salt Pond Bay

Salt Pond Bay
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Owner description: This scenic bay on St. John offers a secluded beach with good swimming and snorkeling, plus a graded hiking trail leading to and from the beach and picnic area.
Reviewed August 19, 2014

My husband and I really liked this beach. Relatively few people, due mostly to a lack of parking I think.

Thank Sunny E
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Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were on a quest to find this bay. The drive provided us different views than we had seen thus far and offered several exciting hairpin turns (CA Route 1 has nothing on this road). When we did find the bay, we parked and walked through "jungle like bushes and cacti to reach the water. The walking path is sand and pebbles, so be sure to wear some type of shoe. Snorkeling was good, but can get better at Trunk Bay. This beach does, however, offer a lot more privacy. Some of the families present brought coolers with food and drink...a good idea if you plan to stay awhile...there is nothing sold near by. There is an outhouse on the beach.

Thank Joyce0001
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were staying just up the road from Salt Pond so we went there a couple of times. Beautiful sandy beach. Loked for turtles but didn't see any. Hiked over to Drunk Bay and up to Rams Head, which has an amazing view. Parking is at the top of the hill, so it takes about 5 minutes to walk to the beach.

Thank dv50
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Reviewed July 28, 2014

The walk has a slight incline and is a rocky road, but worth it. The beach is a large crescent and it is a deep beach in comparison to some of the other strips of sand on St. John. Go here for the fantastic snorkeling - far left and far right for the reef fish, fans, elk horn corals, and barracuda, but also snorkel in the middle - saw more turtles than we could count!

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Reviewed July 24, 2014

I'm always up for trying new beach spots but this one I could do without on St. John. It's definitely a big beach but the snorkeling was tough with the currents. I actually felt a little nervous trying to swim back... It's a long steep hike back up to the top. We did stop at Lucy's restaurant on the way back that "Miss Lucy's" definitely try their dark and stormy.

Thank Jennifer L
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