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Address: Route 40, St. Thomas
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The vantage point where Sir Francis Drake was supposed to have looked for...

The vantage point where Sir Francis Drake was supposed to have looked for enemy ships of the Spanish fleet, this lookout includes a panoramic view of the Virgin Islands where the Atlantic Ocean joins the Caribbean Sea

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Fabulous view

I wouldn't pay a taxi to get up here, but we stopped by on our way back from shopping at Mountain Top. The view is indeed awesome, but of course Drake was never really here.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I wouldn't pay a taxi to get up here, but we stopped by on our way back from shopping at Mountain Top. The view is indeed awesome, but of course Drake was never really here.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were going to Magen's Beach and it was recommended that we make the 5 min detour to go to Drake's Seat. We didn't have the time to go to Mountain Top so we decided to get the view from Drake's Seat and it didn't disappoint. We only stopped for 5 mins or so and we got a spectacular view... More 

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Thank Carlton R
South Lyon, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A definite must see place. This place offers a stunning view of Magen's Beach and the Caribbean Sea. The water is beautiful. There is parking available and great places to take pictures.

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Riverbank, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove up here after reading about the view and was not dissapointed! Overlook of Megan's Bay and surrounding areas

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Thank Andrea J
Leland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A scenic overlook with some great views. You can see the heart shaped coast of Megan's Bay as well as the fancy homes of celebrities and athletes alike.

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Thank jek28
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Great spot to see Magen's Bay and other sites. It's better when the place isn't full of tourists, but it's still pretty even then.

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Goffstown, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is a great place to take pictures overlooking Magen's Bay and beyond. There's a small parking lot which is across from Drake's seat which is supposedly where Sir Francis Drake watched to see if there were enemy ships.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This stop seems to be included in nearly every tour of the island and the view is outstanding, but you don't need to spend much time here or take a tour specifically to do this.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Nice view of Megans Bay but the area, like most of St. Thomas, could use a little attention. Some clean up and brush clearing would help make this sight more attractive. Worth seeing if you're going through this part of the island though.

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Wilmslow, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Good view which are amazing. Good to rent a car to visit if you are used to driving on left and can cope with the wild hairpin bends

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