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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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This nature trail is a good place for birdwatching.

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What a Beach!

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... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2016
Brandiebb
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McKinney, Texas
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McKinney, Texas
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49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 sea turtles, a squid and a sting ray here. Put this on your "to visit"... More 

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1 Thank Brandiebb
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

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1 Thank Vwbuggin
Tavares, Florida
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821 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,072 helpful votes
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 ground with a giant blue crab defending it. Once on the beach, there was an... More 

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3 Thank FlaHarlock
Waukesha
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308 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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 passes a salt pond where you can bird watch. It ends back at the road... More 

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2 Thank Rodney B
Elverson, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

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2 Thank babfyfawn1963
Fairfax Station VA
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77 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

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

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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151 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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 the east side of the lake. The bugs can get bad and are the only... More 

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2 Thank 2367andy
Waretown, NJ
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 with just teva sandals. Once you get to the end of the dirt trail at... More 

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1 Thank Eileen B
Towson, Maryland
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 further, but it was a little treacherous in flip flops. We did see gorgeous views... More 

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Thank krissp1
Denver, Colorado
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90 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Great snorkeling in the bay - calm. Lots of turtles near shore eating in the grasses. Other fish can be observed by snorkeling near the rocks either toward Maho or east side. Avoid early morning or late afternoon due to bugs! The road is being paved so plan on entry and exit issues for the next few weeks.

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