Salt Pond Bay, Virgin Islands National Park

4.7
#2 of 15 in Nature in St. John
Take a trip down to Salt Pond Bay, an area of coastline that includes one of the island's most popular beaches. Located a moderate hike away from the road, the sheltered cove offers a white sand beach, as well as a biologically rich marine environment and multiple hiking routes. Head out into the shallow waters by the beach to spot sea turtles, rays, and hermit crabs during a snorkel, or take one of the coastal trails to cross areas of rugged coral shoreline and gain extensive views of the bay. To visit Salt Pond Bay and get the most from your holiday in Virgin Islands National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Virgin Islands National Park trip planner .
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  • The Island really took a beating. The old graves from the Rhone are hard to see. We put back some of the conch shell on them. There is also a grave from the last caretaker we met years ago on trips.  more »
  • First beach we went to on St John. Limited parking but we got there probably around 11:30 AM and were able to get a spot. Hike to beach, somewhat rocky in spots - downhill to the beach, and remember: ...  more »
  • Go here for a quiet secluded beach - but not for the snorkeling- unless we totally missed something! The beach itself was nice - secluded and quiet. There were a few boats parked there but far away fr...  more »
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  • Great beach. Calm waters. Limited shade, so if you need it get there early to save your spot. picnic tables available. Decent hike down to beach. Small snack stand on main road near entrance.
  • The hike to Rams Head is fantastic. The snorkeling is great, and we even got to see some turtles.
  • Awesome time at Salt Pond!
  • Great place to snorkel
  • Best snorkeling I experienced in St John. Very calm waters, beautiful coral and fish all along east side of bay (left side facing water). Walk from parking to beach is not that bad at all. Maybe 1/3 mile.
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