Family Beach Snorkeling

The 8th most popular snorkel dive spot in Guam.

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West of Guam International Airport in Apra Harbor, the snorkeling at Family Beach is ideal for beginner snorkelers. Also known as Dogleg Reef, this is a family-friendly dive site known for good coral growth. During Family Beach snorkeling in Apra Harbor, you can expect to see parrotfish, wrasses, clownfish and damselfish in water from 2 to 50 feet deep.

To reach Family Beach snorkeling from Piti, head west on the breakwater road for roughly a mile to the stand of ironwood trees on the lefthand side of the road. The beach is to the left on the other side of the rocks. The best snorkeling is off the reef to the right. Keep an eye out for large groups of Anemones. Note: the visibility can be poor on windy afternoons.

To reach the Guam snorkeling by air, fly into the Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport (GUM) which is located in the middle of the island.

While the dry season is typically January to June, the best snorkeling on Guam is during the months of May through August. The highest water clarity can be found if there is an incoming tide during the morning. While snorkeling in Guam, keep an eye out for green sea turtles, hawksbill turtles and dozens of species of sharks. Overall, there are over 700 species of reef fish and over 300 species of coral on the fringing reefs. Most snorkelers stay within the fringing reef since there is usually a strong current just beyond the reef. There are a couple lesser well-known snorkeling dive sites off the east coast of Guam, which should only be attempted during the local summer months and then only with extreme care.

Overall, Family Beach is the 8th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 17 snorkeling dives in Guam.

Best Family Beach Snorkeling Review | Guam

Guam Snorkeling

Best Family Beach Snorkeling Review | Guam

Guam Snorkeling

Family Beach Snorkeling Map



Local Contact(s):  Guam Visitors Bureau (671) 646-5278; Guam Tropical Dive Station (671) 648-4837

Recommended Book:  "Snorkeling Guam" from Tim Rock

Recommended Map:  "Guam Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  May - Aug.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Inn On The Bay, Agat Village

Luxury Loding:  Guam Marriott Resort

Breakfast Restaurant:  Pikas Cafe, Tamuning

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Article Source:   Best Family Beach Snorkeling Review

GPS:  13.463921, 144.642177

Date Published:  2/29/2012

Date Updated:  7/10/2016

ID:  23749

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