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Awesome snorkeling

This is a bit of a drive to get here from Cruz Bay, but well worth the drive. If you swim out to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
stpetefisherman
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Great snorkel

A little walk from parking but well worth it. Pick nick tables awailble as well as some shade... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
CamillaR892
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Maine
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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.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a bit of a drive to get here from Cruz Bay, but well worth the drive. If you swim out to the reef it is well worth it. Closer to the beach we encountered many turtles and some cuddle fish.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little walk from parking but well worth it. Pick nick tables awailble as well as some shade - hard to find after hurricanes. Great snorkeling to the left side of beach out to point . Saw a barracuda and lots of colorful fish. The...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On early visits to St. John, Salt Pond Bay seemed rather remote. This time we stayed about a quarter mile from the parking area. The gravel parking lot held 4-6 cars on most days. From there it's about a quarter mile to the beach. There...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2018

There is a salt pond is isolated from the bay itself. The bay is a large, expansive bay. The water is calm in the area. The bay is a great place to snorkel and view various types of coral. The area is also a good...More

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Salt Pond Bay is a large, white sand beach, beautiful as just about every St. John beach that we visited on our vacation. If you're staying near Coral Bay this would be a short drive - longer if you're staying closer to Cruz Bay.

Thank Michael L
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

post-hurricane this beach actually has some shade left. The area in the center of the bay is very difficult to reach unless by boat - but teh snorkeling on teh reef there is amazing!

Thank Jessica G
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Set up under some shade. We was first to the beach. Snorkel was good far out to left. Shallow coral was hit hard. Nurse shark sleeping under big rock.

Thank cindygad
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

This is a gorgeous beach, with nearby parking, and it is not crowded. However, the access needs repair since the hurricane as it has washed out making it treacherous walking for this older couple even using our walking sticks. It is moderately steep with loose...More

Thank Martin M
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Reviewed January 17, 2018

Located on the far east side, you will enjoy the hilly drive to ultimately land at the trailhead (short walk down to beach). Some sand and shade remains, and the snorkeling is good on either side.. This area tends to be calmer too... No facilities...

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Reviewed September 11, 2017

So, we were swimming along, following a sea turtle, when we notice the turtle has looked over it's shoulder, and changed direction ever so slightly. We looked in the same direction, and what comes swimming by, but a 10' or so shark. Not knowing the...More

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Mymailbox
November 14, 2016|
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Response from Kathy D | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall seeing any mud at all. The bay is surrounded by white sand. You might see some hermit crabs.
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Jerseygirl198
April 19, 2015|
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Response from Kathy D | Reviewed this property |
The Salt Pond Bay that I visited is in St. John, Virgin Islands.
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