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Beach was nice, but the hike to Rams Head was awesome!

The trail down to Salt Pond is very steep, so it's not much fun to leave. Salt Pond Bay in general... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2010
blanquita79
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Great calm water snorkeling

After having a very windy and rough week on the north side, it was great to have some clear, calm... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2010
gunnlj28
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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 February 8, 2010

The trail down to Salt Pond is very steep, so it's not much fun to leave. Salt Pond Bay in general is a nice beach. It was a little crowded when we went. We opted for hiking the trail to Rams Head, which is to...More

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Reviewed January 6, 2010

After having a very windy and rough week on the north side, it was great to have some clear, calm water. Snorkeling was very good, probably the best I've experienced on St. John in the past couple years. Saw an octopus right of shore and...More

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Reviewed January 5, 2010

After hiking down to the beach, we found a very narrow crowded beach. There is almost no available shade. There were plants with tiny burrs and large thorns that got all over our feet, towels and chairs. Needless to say, after dethorning everything, we turned...More

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Reviewed March 16, 2009

This was definately my favorite all round destination. everthing here from the beach, to the snorkeling, to the hiking is amazing. as soon as we got to the beach we immediately saw two sea turtles poke their heads out of the water. once i was...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2008

It was a little bit of a stroll down from the parking spot and we were there prime time so there were at least 5 or 6 other families already there - but we found trees to park our white selves under and headed out...More

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Reviewed December 5, 2007

A beautiful spot to snorkel with a huge reef on the left hand side that you can spend hours exploring. We found the beach almost deserted with maybe 10 people spread out all along it. The good thing is since this place is on the...More

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Reviewed November 27, 2007

Salt Pond Bay is another quality Saint John snorkeling spot, and is nice and calm even when the north shore beaches have heavy surf/swells. We visited the day after Thanksgiving, and the beach was very well populated. There's plenty of parking, though signs and travel...More

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Reviewed February 28, 2006

My cousin and I took a day trip from Cinnamon Bay Campgroud to the head of the Rams Head Trail which took us to Salt Pond Bay and Blue Cobblestone Beach. The hike down the two-track from the drop off was dry, hot and lacked...More

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Reviewed December 7, 2004

Starfish & stingrays were at the bottom on the sand in the middle of the bay before you get to where boats are moared. There was a fairly large fish that would lay on the stingrays that were resting at the bottom of the ocean....More

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Reviewed August 15, 2004

Don't be put off by the longish walk from the road to the beach. That's what keeps the crowds away. If you're looking for a snorkelling beach, Saltpond is one of the top 3 on St John. The reef on the left (east?) side and...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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