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A 10 minute downhill hike brings you to Salt Pond Bay

Salt Pond Bay is a large, white sand beach, beautiful as just about every St. John beach that we... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Michael L
amazing snorkeling, shade

post-hurricane this beach actually has some shade left. The area in the center of the bay is very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jessica G
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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  • Average7%
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Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Salt Pond Bay is a large, white sand beach, beautiful as just about every St. John beach that we visited on our vacation. If you're staying near Coral Bay this would be a short drive - longer if you're staying closer to Cruz Bay.

Thank Michael L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

post-hurricane this beach actually has some shade left. The area in the center of the bay is very difficult to reach unless by boat - but teh snorkeling on teh reef there is amazing!

Thank Jessica G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set up under some shade. We was first to the beach. Snorkel was good far out to left. Shallow coral was hit hard. Nurse shark sleeping under big rock.

Thank cindygad
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

This is a gorgeous beach, with nearby parking, and it is not crowded. However, the access needs repair since the hurricane as it has washed out making it treacherous walking for this older couple even using our walking sticks. It is moderately steep with loose...More

Thank Martin M
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Located on the far east side, you will enjoy the hilly drive to ultimately land at the trailhead (short walk down to beach). Some sand and shade remains, and the snorkeling is good on either side.. This area tends to be calmer too... No facilities...

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

So, we were swimming along, following a sea turtle, when we notice the turtle has looked over it's shoulder, and changed direction ever so slightly. We looked in the same direction, and what comes swimming by, but a 10' or so shark. Not knowing the...More

Thank NHtrailrnr
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

On its own, it's a gorgeous little bay and beach. Compared to some of the others you can see, it was pretty average.

Thank Greg B
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

A short little walk down a gravel road takes you to this cute little bay. Of all the places we snorkeled on the island, this is where we saw the greatest assortment of creatures all at one location. Along the rocky edges we saw the...More

Thank ar012345
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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...More

Thank Jen_Garry
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Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank efcmitchell
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Mymailbox
15 November 2016|
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Response from Kathy D | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall seeing any mud at all. The bay is surrounded by white sand. You might see some hermit crabs.
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Jerseygirl198
19 April 2015|
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Response from Kathy D | Reviewed this property |
The Salt Pond Bay that I visited is in St. John, Virgin Islands.
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