from St. John Off The Beaten Track ©
2006 Gerald Singer
Grootpan Bay, like its neighbor
Kiddel Bay, is a cobble beach that offers seclusion and calm water
on winter days when the ground sea makes north shore beaches uncomfortable.
Take route 107 south 4.2 miles from the Moravian Church in Coral
Bay. Turn left on to the dirt road. Go 0.3 miles and turn right
where the road forks. When the road forks again, a little past
the first fork, turn right and go 0.2 miles to Grootpan Bay.
The salt pond behind the beach at Grootpan Bay is the largest on
the island and salt can be harvested when weather conditions
An exciting snorkel option is to continue the snorkel from Kiddel
Bay to Grootpan Bay. Starting from Kiddel Bay, snorkel around
the point, proceeding west along the rocky coastline to Grootpan
Bay. Bring waterproof footwear with you and you can enjoy a nice
walk back to Kiddel.