Waterlemon Cay

Waterlemon Cay

Waterlemon Cay is a small cay surrounded by a fringing reef located in Leinster Bay on Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands.

It is surrounded by a fringing reef, and one of the best snorkeling spots on the island. A trail leads from the sandy beach at Leinster Bay approximately 1 km (0.6 miles) along the point, from which is a ten minute swim to the cay, where there is a small beach. The cay boasts a wide variety of reef fishes and coral, however bleaching is prevalent, and the marine life has decreased in recent times. Many attribute the depletion of coral reefs in the U.S. Virgin Islands to high rates of erosion and run off caused by construction.

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