Salt Pond Bay, Virgin Islands National Park

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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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  • Located on the far east side, you will enjoy the hilly drive to ultimately land at the trailhead (short walk down to beach). Some sand and shade remains, and the snorkeling is good on either side.. Th...  more »
  • So, we were swimming along, following a sea turtle, when we notice the turtle has looked over it's shoulder, and changed direction ever so slightly. We looked in the same direction, and what comes swi...  more »
  • On its own, it's a gorgeous little bay and beach. Compared to some of the others you can see, it was pretty average.  more »
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  • 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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