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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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This scenic bay on St. John offers a secluded beach with good swimming and...

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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St John Round-Island Snorkeling Tour from St Thomas
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Great snorkeling and hike to Ram Head

Family with teen boys went here to snorkel. We saw a lot of pretty fish. Hiked to Ram Head .. WOW what a view. Would for sure visit this beach and do the hike again.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Hope W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Family with teen boys went here to snorkel. We saw a lot of pretty fish. Hiked to Ram Head .. WOW what a view. Would for sure visit this beach and do the hike again.

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Thank Hope W
Worcester, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love spending time at Salt Pond, it's always a good snorkel! The beach is usually not too crowded, although each year it gets a bit more so. Lots to see underwater here!

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Canandaigua
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is usually a quiet beach, too far for most cruise ship people. Very calm clear water, good snorkeling. We saw lots of turtles. Do the 1 hour round trip to Rams Head hike from Salt Pond beach, great views.

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Madison, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great quiet beach away from the crowds, but a trek down and up. Calm waters, warm and good for snorkeling.

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Urbana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bring plenty of sunscreen. If you're stating near Cruz Bay, be prepared for a 45 minute car ride. It's accessible only by a .3 mile walk downhill, than back up after a long, leisurely day. Bring snorkel gear. Parking is limited in the lot but adequate along the road.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hiked Ram's Head the day before and decided to go back to Salt Pond to try the snorkeling - and we were glad we did. The sandy beach is nice and makes for easy entry with all your snorkel gear. The waters were calm and pretty clear so it made for good snorkel conditions. We saw some beautiful fish... More 

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this beach! Incredible swimming in a protected bay with gentle waves. Pretty sweet snorkeling! Two excellant short hikes to Drunk Bay and Ram's Head Point! So much wildlife both in the ocean and on the hikes. Snorkeling toward the left side of the beach blew me away.

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Johnston, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After fighting crowds ar Maho and Hawknest (we didn't even try Trunk) we were pleasantly surprised to find a tranquil beach on a cruise day with five ships in port at St Thomas. There is a walk down that may be difficult for those with mobility issues. Snorkeling wasn't the best on the island but after a current filled outing... More 

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Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely beach with 2 great hiking trails. You can make the hot Ram's Head hike and then cool off in the beautiful water! On the way listen to the rocks on Blue Cobblestone beach. You can also hike (very short, flat, and easy) to Drunk Bay which is wild and not safe for swimming! The only downside... More 

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Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is parking available with a ten minute downhill walk to the beach. There is a portable toilet at the beach. The far end of the beach offers a trail to one of our favorite hikes - Ram's Head, with some of the most spectacular panoramic views on the island. Bring a hat, preferably one that has a string attached... More 

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