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Exploring St. Croix: Annaly Bay Tide Pools

July 17, 2017

St. Croix is a small island (26 miles long from end to end!) with a lot to do! Since the island is so diverse, it’s hard to put it all in one post. So, in my efforts to do a total recap and share our experience, I’ve divided up our trip based upon the various sections of the island! (Check out the intro post and Frederikstad posts here)

On the Northern part of the island near the Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort are the Annaly Bay Tide Pools. The hike begins just before the Renaissance Entrance: turn left to go up the hill just before the guard station. The hike is off to the right of the parking lot with a small sign to mark it.

The trail is about 2.7 miles each way over tough terrain. Make sure you’re sure footed, as there are some major roots and narrow paths to forge.Β This is a naturally formed rocky beach, covered in hermit crabs and air filled with the sounds of crashing waves and the smell of salt. Check the tide schedule and plan to go at low tide to be able to safely access the tide pools. Otherwise, enjoy some time on a great beach!

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