St. John, USVI
Salt Pond Bay Trail
very short walk to a good swimming hole.
20. Salt Pond Bay
Length: 0.2 miles. Time: 15 minutes, round trip. Difficulty: 1-2.
Trailhead: The parking area 3.9 miles south of the town of Coral Bay at Salt Pond Bay. Coming down Centerline Road into Coral Bay, turn left onto Route 107, which passes the parking area, on your left. The road down to Salt Pond Bay is usually gated off, which does not mean the trails are closed. Walk around the gate and follow the road down.
This graded, open roadbed descends through cactus scrub to Salt Pond Beach, which has some of the best snorkeling on the south coast.
There is a picnic area and a chemical toilet. Some families bring a picnic and spend the day swimming and sunning here. It never seems very crowded.
In May and June you may see locals harvesting salt from Salt Pond. The bay is a popular sailboat anchorage.