Longtime St. Johnian Cheryl Geller has opened a snack shop at Salt Pond, on the east end of the island. Actually, it’s Larry Grenier – who’d been a bartender at Sklinny’s years and then moved down the road to Aqua Bistro for two years. Now, he’s on his own!
The Tourist Trap is what he calls her "old style island eatery," offering nachos, hot dogs, submarines and sandwiches. "Everything is homemade," according to promotional materials, although there are exceptions for items like bread, tortilla chips and cheese.
The colorful shed-on-a-trailer sits near the entrance to Salt Pond Bay. (Google Maps link here.)
As for Salt Pond, frankly, I’ve never understood its charm, as a beach. It has little shade to offer, so on a hot day, it’s hot! The water is shallow, again meaning if it’s a hot day you’re not going to get cooled by a dip in the ocean. And the beach is a rocky, downhill trek. That means UPhill coming back. Carrying chairs and towels and bags makes the trip a little much. And, as I said, the payoff … the beach … is nothing to write home about.The envrionmentalist crowde seems to like it but, give me Francis Bay anytime.