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Leinster Bay

1300 Cruz Bay Creek, St. John, VI 00830, Usvi | 18. 363469, -64. 731270, Virgin Islands National Park 00830, St. John
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Good Hike/Snorkel

The hike is flat - follows along the coast. It is not sandy at all - no problems wearing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
warrenville111
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Warrenville, IL
Beautiful

We happened upon this beautiful trail following around a little bay. It was so serene and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rachel H
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1300 Cruz Bay Creek, St. John, VI 00830, Usvi | 18. 363469, -64. 731270, Virgin Islands National Park 00830, St. John
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike is flat - follows along the coast. It is not sandy at all - no problems wearing traditional hiking shoes and socks. We took the trail to the end - and then started snorkeling from the rocky area southeast of the cay. Some...More

Thank warrenville111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon this beautiful trail following around a little bay. It was so serene and peaceful. There was a quiet little beach where we saw turtles poking through the water. Very nice walk with a great ocean breeze.

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This beach is mostly rocks and you will need to walk almost the full length of the beach to get to the small sandy portion. The bay is large though a little choppy. Annaberg ruins sit atop the cliff and Watermelon Cay sits on the...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 6 March 2017

A pleasant water-side hike to a snorkeling spot. Saw sea turtles and a wide variety of fish and fan coral.

Thank Theresa R
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Decent spot for beginners to snorkeling. It takes roughly 15-20 mins to hike (walk) from the car park to a decent point where one can snorkel out to a decent isle/reef. Shoes are essential for the walk, and I would recommend reef or beach shoes...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Getting to Leinster Bay requires a decent hike but it's more manageable than the one to Salomon Beach. You can also see ruins here - supposedly the second set of ruins further out is better than the first, but we only saw the first set....More

Thank tigrr49
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is an easy hike out and the views are just beautiful! The beach is not sandy, if that is what you are looking for. It is rocky, but the snorkeling is amazing! Hang your things in the trees because the mongooses will get into...More

Thank backtotheislands
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We are beginning snorkelers and this beach was lovely. It's a hike from the parking area so wear shoes. There are no hills, a plus on St. John . The current was challenging so be careful . We saw turtles many fish and a large...More

Thank jsw1960
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We saved this Watermelon Beach area for the end of our 8-day STJ visit, knowing it is one of the islands' highlights for snorkeling - and we were justly rewarded! Across the street from the Annaberg ruins parking lot, The Old Danish Road is your...More

Thank tplife
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This bay is accessible with a walk along the water. You start at the annaberg ruins parking area and then follow a trail along the water. The trail is mostly flat so it was a pretty easy walk.

Thank Tracy D
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