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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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Good bird watching, Nice beach out of the way. Recommend getting there early to Park.Snorkling and nice trail through Mangroves.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Whitman, Massachusetts
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Whitman, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good bird watching, Nice beach out of the way. Recommend getting there early to Park.Snorkling and nice trail through Mangroves.

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Williston, VT
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good snorkeling on both sides and not bad in the middle. Not run-over like Cinnamon and Trunk Bay. There is also a trail that can be walked, but we didn't do that. Big enough so that loud parties won't be a huge distraction. Lots of pelicans diving into the water for feeding.

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Apex, North Carolina
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent an afternoon here and it is a beautiful beach. Plenty of shade, fish, sea turtles, sand, sun and fun. Parking was a bit tight, but worth making the drive out for sure.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another gem of a beach in St. John. Get there early enough to grab a close parking spot down the trail to the beach. Plenty of sand to find space, even if it is busy. Soft, soft white sand. There is a quick drop off as you enter the water, so small children may have to be supervised a bit... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful, long wide beach with enough shade if you don't want too much sun and enough sun if you want that as well. The water is crystal clear. Nice sandy bay with lots of sea turtles the occasional ray and this year a nurse shark made his once daily patrol.

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Birkerod, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice beach, plenty of shade, not too crowded (ie not a lot of parking so come early). Saw a big nurse shark 3 meters from shore, swimming between the people.

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Concord, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice snorkeling area - saw nurse sharks, small barracudas and a number of colorful fish. Beach is small but nice - bring your insect spray!!

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Madison, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is our 6th year going to St John and we have decided Francis Bay is one of the nicest beaches because it is calm water, never overly crowded and good snorkeling. There is a building with a few parking spaces there that has a trail, but if you continue down the gravel road, at the end is parking for... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

This was definitely our favorite beach on St. John. There is decent shade along the beach thanks to the nearby trees, but those interested in sitting in the sun can do so too. There are a few (maybe 5-6?) picnic tables for those who arrive early enough to get one. We also saw BBQ grills (maybe 2-3?), but never saw... More 

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Johnston, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We drove into Francis Bay several times during the week and it was packed. We decided to make it our first stop one morning and was not disappointed. Arrived before 10 AM and had great parking spot. This is a beautiful, calm beach with some wave action for the kids. The parking lot near the beach is very small but... More 

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