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Francis Bay, Virgin Islands National Park

#4 of 14 in Nature in St. John
Water Body · Beach
Swim in tranquil blue water at Francis Bay, a family-friendly beach. Relax among soft white sand surrounded by mountains covered in thick, green plant life. Different sections the beach offer unique snorkelling experiences; you can see a vast array of colorful fish, rays, conches, and sea turtles. Take a paddleboard out on the calm waters and explore, if you feel confident enough venture to nearby bays. The park behind the beach offers a bird-watching, and some day tour hikes can be arranged. Use our Virgin Islands National Park holiday tool to arrange your visit to Francis Bay and other attractions in Virgin Islands National Park.
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  • We explored many St. John beaches and snorkeling spots, and this was among our favorites. It wasn't crowded and the snorkeling was fantastic.  more »
  • On the island of St. John, this is my favorite beach for many reasons. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, St. John has become very crowded with tourists. Many of the other north shore beaches have...  more »
  • Quiet beach, clear water, mt views. But doesn't feel Caribbean. Feels like your at a mountain lake in the states
  • Beautiful quiet beach. Would recommend if you want to avoid the crowds or want a low key beach.

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