Leinster Bay, Virgin Islands National Park

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Take a short hike along the bay to Leinster Bay, a hidden snorkeler’s paradise. Teeming with marine life amongst coral bursting with color, you’ll get to observe sea turtles, the occasional shark, and perhaps even a dolphin or two. Finding a place to lounge in the sun on the narrow, rocky beach can be difficult. Bring some decent shoes for the hike on the bumpy trail, and be sure to check out the nearby ruins of a sugar plantation. Use our Virgin Islands National Park itinerary planner to add Leinster Bay and other attractions to your Virgin Islands National Park vacation plans.
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  • This beach is mostly rocks and you will need to walk almost the full length of the beach to get to the small sandy portion. The bay is large though a little choppy. Annaberg ruins sit atop the cliff a...  more »
  • A pleasant water-side hike to a snorkeling spot. Saw sea turtles and a wide variety of fish and fan coral.  more »
  • Decent spot for beginners to snorkeling. It takes roughly 15-20 mins to hike (walk) from the car park to a decent point where one can snorkel out to a decent isle/reef. Shoes are essential for the wal...  more »