Salomon Bay

Overall Rating

Overall rating
 
4.8
Scenery/View
 
5.0
Water
 
5.0
Shore/Sand
 
4.8
Snorkeling
 
4.3

Salomon is a small, lovely beach accessible only by trail, Lind Point Trail. As there is no road access the beach is often sparsely populated. Salomon is a great beach for enjoying a relaxing day. Good snorkeling is available at the rocky headland that extends into the water between Salomon and Honeymoon Bay. Although illegal in the Virgin Islands, nude sunbathing at Saloman Bay was once overlooked by authorities making it the unofficial nude beach on St. John. This has changed, park rangers presently patrol the beach and issue tickets to offenders

Beach Amenities

  • Swimming
  • National Park
  • Walking Trails

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Salomon Bay
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2016 & 2017 visit
Overall rating
 
5.0
Scenery/View
 
5.0
Water
 
5.0
Shore/Sand
 
5.0
Snorkeling
 
5.0

We visited  in 2016 for the 1st  time.  After hiking the trail for a few miles, we discovered this beach...omg... this was like a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  Words can't desribe how we felt that day and how pristine this beach was. Crystal clear water, white sand  unobstructed view of ocean as far as your eyes can see.  Quiet, almost like a private beach .  This was worth the hike. We did it again in 2017. And plan to visit every time I'm on island.  Very beautiful beach. 

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Relaxing Beach
Overall rating
 
5.0
Scenery/View
 
5.0
Water
 
5.0
Shore/Sand
 
5.0
Snorkeling
 
5.0

Beach stop from hike on Lind Point Trail. Shoreline is soft white sand, beautiful. Small beach. Water was super clear and fairly calm. There was an infrequent wave; might have been from boats passing way out in the distance. Just a few other people on the beach so very quiet and relaxing. Trees for shade.

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How to Determine Hiking Difficulty

Easy

Hiking
  • Little Gain
  • Short Distance
  • Fair Health
  • Trail Condition Good

Moderate

Hiking
  • Moderate Gain
  • Medium Distance
  • Good Health
  • Trail Condition Good

Challenging

Hiking
  • Significant Gain
  • Medium Distance
  • Good Health
  • Trail Condition Good

Difficult

Hiking
  • Significant Gain
  • Longer Distance
  • Excellent Health
  • Trail Condition Good

Use a Map

Hiking on St. John is a popular activity that lets you enjoy the tropical outdoors. We recommend using the St. John Trail Bandit Hiking Map/Guide to plan your hikes. 

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Hiking Tips

  • Tell someone where you are going and when you will return. Avoid hiking or swimming alone.
  • Allow for sufficient time to explore, swim and rest.
  • Remain on park trails – some trails cross private property, do not trespass into private property.
  • Wear cool clothing, comfortable walking shoes. Sandals are not recommended. Sneakers are your best option.
  • Protect yourself against the sun and insects.
  • Bring water and snacks.
  • Do not leave items or garbage on the trails. Make sure you leave with all the items you brought with you.
  • Do not remove anything from the park property; this includes but is not limited to shells, rocks, artifacts, flowers, plants and animals.
  • Pace yourself to prevent fatigue. Watch footing on wet rocks and trails made rough and slippery at times by heavy rainfall.
  • Do not eat unknown fruits, nuts or berries. Some plants and fruits are poisonous and can cause allergic reactions. Do not touch unfamiliar plants. Avoid handling or picking plant life that may harbor stinging insects, cause rashes, scratches or skin punctures. Many plants have thorns beware, look but don’t touch. Some ground covering shrubs cause severe itching – it is in your best interest to stay on trails.
  • Do not climb on fragile historic structures. Leave artifacts in place.
  • Hike early and return early.
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