Drake's Seat, St. Thomas

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Stop at Drake's Seat, where the famed Sir Francis Drake once sat to spot unsuspecting Spanish ships. Today you can appreciate the views of the island and its beaches. During the 16th century, Drake used this location to watch for Spanish ships leaving with their cargo before attacking them in his crown-sponsored piracy. Now the lookout serves as a quick stop to view the land and beaches below. Make Drake's Seat a part of your Magens Bay vacation plans using our Magens Bay day trip planner .
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  • The views at Drake’s seat are outstanding and it’s a quick stop on the side of the road. Worth the stop for sure to sit and enjoy the beauty overlooking Magens Bay.  more »
  • Legend has it that Sir Francis Drake sat here to look far out to sea and to spot the odd Spanish vessel sailing by. If it's true then he certainly knew how to pick the best look-out places! From here ...  more »
  • Hard to beat the gorgeous view from this pullout on the road. If you can find your way to this spot, you won't be disappointed (on your way to 13 restaurant!)  more »
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  • If you're in the neighborhood, it's a beautiful point to stop and enjoy the view. A nice view of both the land and the water.... and... it's free!
  • It's a great view, with about ten parking spaces. That's all it is here, just a big vista point.
  • Beautiful view tourist attraction. Lots of history behind it.
  • View Peterborg, Magens Bay Beach, the Atlantic Ocean and beyond from this popular tourist overlook site.
  • A beautiful view and one of the best places for cell signal on the island in the post Hurricane time at least
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