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Address: , Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Phone Number: +1 340-776-6201
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Activities: Snorkeling
Description: The good news: this world-class stretch of white sand and turquoise water...
The good news: this world-class stretch of white sand and turquoise water is St. John's most photographed beach, which features a marked underwater trail for beginning snorkelers. The bad news: because of its popularity, it can get very crowded with cruise ship passengers and members of sightseeing tours.
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Fantastic Beach.. TERRIBLE SERVICE BY LOCAL VENDORS. MILITARY FREE

The beach is one of the cleanest scenic I have ever seen. BEAUTIFUL!! Snorkeling is great for beginners and up, they have a trail with signs under the water. Went in the off... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited Trunk Bay while on a cruise early last month. The long round trip adventure getting to and from the bay was topped off by an influx of jellyfish that prevented most swimmers from entering the water. Between the wind (and blowing sand), seaweed, and jellyfish we had a very disappointing excursion. Anyone going here should... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The beach is one of the cleanest scenic I have ever seen. BEAUTIFUL!! Snorkeling is great for beginners and up, they have a trail with signs under the water. Went in the off season so it was not crowded at all. HOWEVER, the vendor gave us the most cheap flimsy snorkel gear possible. We had two life vests with holes... More 

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My husband & II had a beautiful day at Trunk Bay. The snorkeling was excellent in the calm water with the sun shining bright on the multi-colored fish. My husband is fairly new to snorkeling so this was a great place for him to practice his skill with little effort. We enjoyed the underwater trail describing some of what we... More 

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Moss Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Snorkeling here has the added advantage of being informative about plants and marine life. It has been used and abused for many years and much of the coral is dead, but still it's a good spot for a beginning snorkeler to get their feet wet.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Because we were here off season the beach was populated but not crowded. There is a $4.00 per person entrance fee for this site. Parking is tight but free. A gift/equipment rental shop rents snorkel gear and there is a snack bar, plus showers and bathroom facilities. The beach is very clean and the water is turquoise colored and clear.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

People say this is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. I haven't been to very many places so I don't really know if I can back that claim but Trunk Bay is prettiest beach I've ever too.

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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is a beautiful beach, with gorgeous water and shady areas to sit. The snorkeling was just okay, a lot of people not respecting the reef isn't doing it any favors. We arrived before 11 am and it wasn't too busy, within an hour, we could no longer see where we laid our towels due to the amount of people... More 

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Pennington, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

If you want to see tropical fish with absolutely no anxiety about current, a relatively uncrowded stretch of water a short cab ride north of Cruz Bay beckons. Trunk Bay is still the essential snorkeling destination before moving on to more sophisticated reefs, but the overbearing rangers can ruin a pleasant visit. Dear Mr. Ranger: If you beg me for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

As you approach the beach make sure to stop at the lookout for some amazing views. Once you get down to the beach and park (the lot is very small) there is a fee of $4 for adults, while kids 16 and under are free. Enjoy the soft white sands and beautiful clear water, great for swimming. There is also... More 

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Ohio City, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We loved this location. The beach was beautiful and the snorkeling was wonderful. The color of the water was fabulous. This was one of my favorite beaches at St John. It wasn't too crowded probably because we were visiting in August. Still it was painful to see a woman treading water with her fins being totally oblivious to the damage... More 

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