How about another beach? | Your St. John Fix! June 2018

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It wasn’t that long ago this beach was pretty easy to get to but that changed thanks to IRMA. In the “old” days just park in the Caneel Bay parking lot after paying $20.00 entry fee and get your money back for parking if you had a couple of drinks at Caneel Bay. Then jump in a golf cart and for $5.00, no sweat you were at this beach.

But alas, now to get there you got two options one real cheap – one just cheap!


Start at the Virgin Island National Park Visitor’s Center. Usually you can find a parking place right on the road or if your courteous and ask the Park Rangers nicely they “may” let you park right in front of their building. Especially now as tourism hasn’t really picked up again.

Now take your sunscreen a couple of bottles of water and proceed to the Lind Point Trail. To this beach it’s about a mile and you’ll pass several great beaches but without amenities so keep going, it’s worth it. It should take you about twenty minutes to get there but well worth the effort.


For me, being basically lazy, this is the way to go. No sweat, no stones in my shoes and a nice trip. For a mere $10 bucks round trip you can catch a dingy from Cruz Bay at the National Park Dock and take a five minute boat ride while passing several beaches and watch the cheap bastards that decided hiking under blazing sun would be fun! Call Ecotours at (877) 721-8525, (340) 779-2155 or text: (340) 690-2540


Ice cold Heinekens, snacks, bathrooms, lockers, showers. For a Day Pass which includes use of: kayaks, snorkel gear, beach chairs, rafts, standup paddle boards the cost is a very reasonable $49.00.

Bring towels, sunscreen and a bathing suit, this “ain’t” a clothing optional place! (But I’ll tell you in an upcoming newsletter where there are a couple).


Well, Summer is around the corner time to heat up the BBQ’s and wait four months for my beloved (hated by others) Cowboys to kick some ass! In the meantime “I’ll Leave the Lite On” at your now island home. Thank you for putting up with my drivel and off the grid remarks.

Mike Mullen

But you can just call me “Mulley”