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Salt Pond Beach

South Shore, St. John

Salt Pond is one of the most beautiful beaches on St. John and is personally one of my (and lots of other people's) favorites! The beach is sandwhiched between Kiddel Point and a part of Ram Head, which gives the beach a stunning view of the rocks on both sides. Being between 2 points and with it's south-western facing position Salt Pond is a very calm beach, which makes it a popular spot for swimming and for boaters to visit. You'll see lots of boats moored out in the water on a nice sunny day.

The calm waters also make the beach very amenable to snorkeling. Out from the middle of the beach the bottom is sandy with a bunch of sea grass where you can find an abundance of turtles resting and swimming about and even some rays. Out from the middle of the beach you'll see rocks breaking the surface of the water. Here you'll find an incredible reef with lots of coral structures and so many fish. It also gets deeper in this area making it a fun place for free diving.

From the parking lot off the side of the road it's about a 10 minutes walk downhill to the beach. Make sure to bring everything you need since, speaking from experience, the walk back up can be a rough one after a few drinks. If you're keen to do more walking this is a great area to continue on with the famous Ram Head hike. Along the way to Ram Head you'll pass another beach, Blue Cobblestone. You can also walk to Drunk Bay from Salt Pond. The options are endless!

More Information

Fee required: No
Beach Busy: Yes
Beach Size: Large


  • Pets Allowed
  • Bathrooms
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Picnic Tables

How to Get There

  • Boat / Kayak
  • Hike