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“Sea Turtles, Hermit Crabs, Beautiful!”
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 20 August 2017

This was our last stop when we rented the Jeep for the day. The locals suggested this stop. Small hike, but so worth it. Sea Turtles just swim right by you. On the hike, you'll see so many variations of hermit crabs...unbelievably beautiful! Wish we had spent more time at this beach! A must-do.

Thank Jen_Garry
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

I was there in January and this was one of the few places where the Christmas winds were making the water too murky to snorkel. The visibility was crystal clear. Saw sea turtles, all sorts of fish and amazing coral. The beach was a bit of a hike from our hotel so packing a lunch and everything you need is a great idea. There's plenty of shade and places to get out of the sun. Such an idyllic spot. Can't wait to go back.

Thank efcmitchell
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

It is a short (and hot) hike to the beach, but well worth it for the snorkeling offshore here. The rocks you can see from the beach offer some great snorkeling - beware though, it's a bit of a swim. (We had fins). In terms of sun bathing - it is a really hot beach option with few shade options. Parking also was a little tight. Again though - well worth the trip!

Thank SDC372
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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

After a ten minute rocky uneven hike a pristine beach welcomes you with all its glory. A bit further away on the south east tip of the island mesns you will not run into a crowd!

Thank Birgitta-Kenneth
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Excellent snorkel in beautiful setting-be prepared for own car or lengthy cab ride.Nice snorkel on each side.

Thank Jacki217
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