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Francis Bay, St. John

(4.6/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
Swim in tranquil blue water at Francis Bay, a family-friendly beach. Relax among soft white sand surrounded by mountains covered in thick, green plant life. Different sections the beach offer unique snorkelling experiences; you can see a vast array of colorful fish, rays, conches, and sea turtles. Take a paddleboard out on the calm waters and explore, if you feel confident enough venture to nearby bays. The park behind the beach offers a bird-watching, and some day tour hikes can be arranged. To visit Francis Bay on your trip to Maho Bay, use our Maho Bay vacation generator.
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  • 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'...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »