Francis Bay is a laid back beach that really makes you want to stay and chill out at for a while. The bay is on the north shore and since it faces west it tends to be calmer than other north shore beaches. This makes it especially good for stand up paddle boarding, and it is another great spot to snorkel with the turtles.
Irma has taken away many of the shade trees, so it you want shade you may want to bring an umbrella for the time being. The beach is still beautiful and also wider, so I would definitely check it out on your next visit. We noticed that many of the branches of the seagrape and maho trees are growing back nicely. Some people have been creative and have created little sun shelters out of the driftwood.
Here’s a short video to show you that Francis is #stillbeautiful