Discover Brown Bay, a hideaway in the VI National Park, prized for its natural beauty and privacy.
Brown Bay is actually on the north shore of St. John, yet accesible from trails on both the north and south sides. The Brown Bay access trail on the south side is a mile past Skinny Legs in Coral Bay, directly off Rt. 10.
From the south side, expect a moderate 1.5 mile roundtrip hike to the beach at Brown Bay. (Getting there from the north side of St. John is a more rigorous undertaking, with a 3-mile hike one-way that begins at the Annaberg plantation.)
Although Brown Bay trail is not very well maintained by the VI National Park, the natural terrain offers a peaceful escape to a private shallow Caribbean cove.
Brown Bay is a great underwater adventure, where you’ll see live conch, sea stars and loads of colorful tropical fish.
Before heading out, don’t forget to pack your sunscreen, snorkel gear and twice as much water as you think you’ll need. And while in the park, remember to look, never touch, so others can enjoy it, too.
Enjoy your Brown Bay adventure!
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