Hey guys. Been a few years since I was down. And not since the hurricane. Can anyone comment on the coral (marina side) and snorkeling?
I've never snorkeled on the marina side, very shallow.
I’ve snorkeled there over the years but have not done so recently. The problem is the water entry is painful with rocks and coral.
That beach ( in front of D and E buildings, Red Beach) is not a swimming beach and the storms have most likely made it worse
I can tell you how to snorkel there but I recommend it for only an advanced snorkeler. Enter the water on Sapphire Beach in front of the A building and swim out around the point to Red Beach. I don’t recommend it because there can be a strong current, it puts you in a boating lane, and jet skis can run amuck OK if you really know what your doing but I’m an advanced scuba diver and long time snorkeler and do not recommend it.
Anyone else? Bummed no one is commenting
Jen, the point being made is that the area you're asking about isn't where people generally snorkel which is why there are few responses. According to latest reports the snorkeling in the usual area is just fine. Just walk down the beach a little way and you'll have no problems at all and see plenty of marine life.
Haven't seen it since the Hurricanes. But as Marsha and Bill said, it's very shallow.
If you get farther out, though, where the boulders are you can often see some large fish. To get there, it's best to aim diagonally toward the tip of the Point from a deeper water entry on the left of the beach.
You'll feel a lot of wave action out there. So be careful.