• St. Paul’s Pool
is a great place to
learn to swim. This
pristine tidal pool
located on the eastern
side of the island is
a gorgeous natural
with marine life. The
reporters who visited
the island in 2012
dubbed the swimming
hole their favorite.
• The Gods formation as seen from the sea. In March of this year the British
government announced plans to create the world’s largest fully protected marine
reserve around the Pitcairn Islands — an area that is roughly 3. 5 times the size
of the United Kingdom (322, 138 square miles). The reserve is home to more than
1,000 species of marine mammals, seabirds and fish.
• Down Rope, a cliff on the southeast
edge of the island, with ancient Polynesian
petroglyphs carved in its face. Stone gods,
earth ovens and other artifacts found in the
area point to Polynesian settlement.