St. John USVI
I enjoy Francis Bay, in St. John because it is a little farther out of the way and off the main “beach road” of the National Park. Which means.. Ding! Ding! Ding! Less of a crowd.
The best parking is at the beginning of the Francis Bay Trail entrance. It’s a short hike down to the beach and a definite to see. The trail is pretty shaded so it’s not too hot.
Continue walking the trail, you’ll soon end up seeing these ruins to your right. Only look, don’t touch. They aren’t that stable to hold your skinny butt. It is awesome to see a bit of history amongst your short hike to Francis Bay.
As you stroll down further to your left, you will notice an old salt pond that they used back in the day as a ways to dry the precious mineral. Salt was a huge commodity since it was used to preserve meat before refrigeration… Kind of crazy how far we’ve come along in such a short time, eh?
You are getting close my friends…
Eventually, you will come out along this clearing with a few picnic tables to sit at for your pleasure.
These picnic tables are about the only facilities here. Make sure you pack accordingly. Snorkeling to the right is probably the best spot here. Near the rocks.
Francis Bay is a bit rockier than the others. However, it’s EXTREMELY calm and sheltered well on each side. Making this an AWESOME snorkel location. It’s a pretty long beach which makes it ideal because you can almost always find a great spot to sit at.
This is a great kid friendly beach. A lot of fun and pure St. John tranquility at it’s best.
This is “Jane” and I putting our trademark on Francis Bay. I used rocks from the bay for this masterpiece.
It seems like a common artistic occurrence here. Leave your “mark” when you are here!
Definitely put it on your list for something off the beaten path for your exploration of the beloved island.
This is probably one of the lesser crowded beaches of all of St. John’s north shore, but just as beautiful.
If you really take a look at my photos and other blogs I have posted. You can really see how unique each beach is in St. John. Every single beach you see, the more and more you will fall in love with the island. It’s pretty much how it goes.
There will also be many other beaches featured on my site in the next few weeks.
St. John has my heart forever.
She will capture yours with love at first sight. I can bet you on that!