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great beach

this visit was a great turtle day. We saw over 5 turtles, small and large, but just eating around... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
floridalin
,
St. Petersburg, Florida
What a Beach!

Wow, what a great find this one was. This was a great beach for us, we spent the whole day there... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2016
Brandiebb
,
McKinney, Texas
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This nature trail is a good place for birdwatching.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“great birds” (2 reviews)
“salt pond” (6 reviews)
“easy walk” (2 reviews)
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

this visit was a great turtle day. We saw over 5 turtles, small and large, but just eating around. I have been to this beach many times, but this year, it was not too crowded, and it was really nice

Thank floridalin
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Wow, what a great find this one was. This was a great beach for us, we spent the whole day there. Plenty of shade, great snorkeling on the far right-hand side near the rocks, and plenty of room to spread out. We saw 7 different...More

1  Thank Brandiebb
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

One of the better trails we took on the island for seeing wild animals. Had a few deer follow us almost all the way to the beach.

1  Thank Vwbuggin
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

Not a difficult "hiking trail" but more of a nature trail. Half a mile long and passes through the ruins of the Francis Bay Estate House, then leads to the beach. A friendly deer followed us to the beach. I found a hole in the...More

3  Thank FlaHarlock
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

We hiked this short trail after visiting Francis bay. The bay is more protected than the rest of the North shore so it can be better snorkeling if the water is choppy elsewhere. The trail passes the remains of a nice historic building and also...More

2  Thank Rodney B
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

This was one of favorite beaches and trails. Sp peaceful and beautiful snorkeling. There is always a gentle breeze there and it is not crowded.

2  Thank babfyfawn1963
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Reviewed 1 May 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed times at Francis Bay so eventually did the trail. Not bad, but nothing that special.

Thank MM_CM_81
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

If you are into wildlife and birds, this is the best place on the island. The trail is flat and easy to walk around once or twice in a visit. Lots of birds on the pond visible from either platform or from the trail on...More

2  Thank 2367andy
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Reviewed 16 April 2016

I did this trail twice during our stay in April 16. I am a birder, and the variety of birds is awesome. The trail was only about 1.2 miles long, and starts off as a dirt trail with a slight downhill elevation, but was fine...More

1  Thank Eileen B
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Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

We hiked the trail on a whim, and it's a nice way to get another view of the bay. I wish I had on better shoes as it does get a little bit strenuous as you go higher above the bay. We would have hiked...More

Thank krissp1
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