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Address: St. John
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A pretty and amenable bay on St. John’s north shore. Beware: no changing...

A pretty and amenable bay on St. John’s north shore. Beware: no changing facilities here.

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Our favorite St. John beach

Stunningly beautiful beach with wonderful snorkeling on both ends with turtles and rays in the grasses between. Long beach, so easy to walk to get a little privacy. Lots of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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westchester ny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stunningly beautiful beach with wonderful snorkeling on both ends with turtles and rays in the grasses between. Long beach, so easy to walk to get a little privacy. Lots of shade under the trees. Picnic table available

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Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach was excellent with white sand, turquoise and cristal clear water. The sea was very calm. We saw a few turtles, sting rays, and loads of fish. It was like being inside an acquarium, surrounded by schools of fish. The fish was colorful and the beach not crowded. There is not much in the way of facilities, but nature... More 

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Bothell, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Huge beach, lots of space to spread out, lots of pockets of shade. Calm water, ok snorkeling. Not too far from parking lot but small parking lot.

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Thank Tina R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best snorkeling in Francis Bay on St. John. Sting rays, shrimp, turtles, barracuda and even an eel were among some of the more unique things we saw. Can't wait to come back and bring the kids.

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Oxford, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When Hawksnest, Oppenheimer and other beaches were being hit by the north rollers coming in and some strong current, Francis is the place to go. The water was so calm that it looked like glass. Snorkeling was easy. There are better coral formations on the island but Francis had turtles and rays and an abundance of colorful fish. On the... More 

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Francis bay is a beach we visited serveral times, and everytime we saw at least 3 turtles! It is easy off beach snorkeling in a calm bay. We loved it there!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We have been to St. John a couple of times and have visited many of the beaches. We like to stay in Coral Bay so Francis Bay is convenient. It is a breathtakingly beautiful beach with clean white sand and clear blue water. It doesn't seem to get as crowded as some of the other beaches. There are trees for... More 

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Falls Church, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Francis is one of my favorite St. John beaches; usually not crowded and shady spots are available. Great snorkeling all along eastern edge; lots of turtles and rays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

It was paradise on earth. The most beautiful place we have ever visited. We will definitely go back. Safe peaceful place with no hassle 😊

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Very beautiful beach. Came here to snorkel in early November. The visibility was TERRIBLE! We did see turtles and rays but didn't stay long. Free parking but it does get crowded.

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