Leinster Bay, Virgin Islands National Park

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#7 of 14 in Nature in St. John
Water Body · Reef
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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. Make Leinster Bay a part of your Virgin Islands National Park vacation plans using our Virgin Islands National Park tour itinerary website.
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  • Looking for turtles without the Maho Bay crowd? If you can walk the 1.5 mile trail along the water to the beach where the sea grass grows in Watermelon Cay, you may be rewarded with some swimming... 
    Looking for turtles without the Maho Bay crowd? If you can walk the 1.5 mile trail along the water to the beach where the sea grass grows in Watermelon Cay, you may be rewarded with some swimming...  more »
  • What a great place to snorkel! The water was smooth and the reef and fish were just beautiful. Warning - you will have to walk a mile on flat rocks to get to the bay from Annaberg Ruins, but it is... 
    What a great place to snorkel! The water was smooth and the reef and fish were just beautiful. Warning - you will have to walk a mile on flat rocks to get to the bay from Annaberg Ruins, but it is...  more »
  • We saw a beautiful sunset here after doing the ruins just up the lot. You can park and admire the spot from a lot or park a little further back and once you walk up to the bay and jump down, you’re... 
    We saw a beautiful sunset here after doing the ruins just up the lot. You can park and admire the spot from a lot or park a little further back and once you walk up to the bay and jump down, you’re...  more »

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