Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument is located off the coast of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and is popular amongst snorkelers.
Within three miles just off the coast of St. John is the Virgin Islands Coral Reef Monument, which consists of a system of coral reefs and shoreline mangrove forests. The park spans 12,708 acres adjacent to the Virgin Islands National Park.
Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument is a protected area that was set up to preserve the marine life off the coast of St. John. Specifically, this spot protects a mangrove habitat, the surrounding reef system, and Hurricane Hole.
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The only part of the Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument that is accessible by land is Hurricane Hole. You can reach this spot by taking Route 10 from Curz Bay to Estate Hermitage.
Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument is situated in the British Virgin Islands, 7.4 miles southeast of downtown Cruz Bay; it is 12.2 miles to the south-southwest of Road Town.
While the park never closes, the Visitor Center, which is shared with the Virgin Islands National Park, is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except for on Christmas.
Permits are required for boaters and fishers.
A visit to Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument is free of charge.
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