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My secret getaway

Francis Bay is my place to go to "get away" for a little while.. The beach is peaceful and serine... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Darren T
One of my favorites

We arrived around 7am and were rewarded with an empty beach and calm waters. We saw as many... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
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A pretty and amenable bay on St. John’s north shore. Beware: no changing facilities here.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Francis Bay is my place to go to "get away" for a little while.. The beach is peaceful and serine.. Sunset views are also out of this world!

Thank Darren T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived around 7am and were rewarded with an empty beach and calm waters. We saw as many turtles as Maho, but we also saw many rays and a shark. We swam out to the eastern side towards the point and the coral and fish...More

Thank Buckeyesnorkeler2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this beach is awesome and beautiful, we experienced some of the best snorkeling here at this beach, from sharks, turtles, and rays, to all kinds of fish. it was like swimming in an aquarium. highly recommended.

Thank EcoTraveler13
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This is almost a hidden secret! A beautiful beach with shade!! Lots of turtles so see while snorkeling. Great for paddle-boarding. Cannot wait to go back, and will be there soon!!

Thank mary o
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

The beach was extremely calm and lots of sand. There were trees for those seeking shade. There were a fair amount of people present so we did not get a picnic table but they are present. The real treat of this beach is the wildlife....More

Thank Amanda K
Reviewed 4 May 2017

If you're looking for a beach day....this is your beach. Stunning white sand, no crowds, and views forever. Highly recommended.

Thank Calypso-Pictures
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

A great beach, a bit of a step to water access. Palm trees and sea grapes for shade. Small parking lot and along one side of road, with toilet. A good beach for viewing fish on the far right side but quite a swim. Often...More

Thank smpfen
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Francis Bay is a white sand big beach with peaceful water. Easy snorkeling by the rocky ends of the beaches. Great place to paddle board and swim. Nice shade areas and easy walk from parking.

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Francis beach is accessible by car since they improved the road. This is a beautiful spot with shade. We love the right hand side to watch the pelicans. We also snorkel the right side and this trip saw turtles, rays, and the elusive octopus! Highly...More

2  Thank cavtowson
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This isn't a review of the beach, but of the National Park's bird watching hike. We took a taxi out this way for an early morning hike, seems like 7:30 am was start time. We were the only people besides the ranger that showed up....More

Thank mrobs08
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