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Trunk Bay

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Reefs
Activities: Snorkeling
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Newtown, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We were debating in our mind between Maho Beach and Trunk and opted her because of the infrastructure (restrooms, showers,food and chair rentals). Our concern was that this would be popular and crowded based on going to Coki beach but despite being up there in the rankings -this beach was very peaceful though it did fill up in the afternoon.... More

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Hugo, Minnesota, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

One of the most photographed beaches in all of USVI. Great beach but hoards of tourist from the cruise ships invade everyday. Get there early and enjoy before it gets to crowded. The reef is quite damaged from all the tourist stepping on it, but the lifeguards are cracking down hard to keep people off of the reef. Hopefully it... More

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Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We visited this beach in August 2014. Beautiful beach with shade trees and nice white powdery sand. The water was clear blue and the waves gentle. Chairs were available for rent for 5.00 with a refundable 20.00 deposit. Snack bar with drinks and food available. No vendors on the beach. Snorkeling trails available with lots of fish visible. Spotted sting... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Was just there last week and it pales in comparison to what it was 5 years ago. Very little color left.

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Ottawa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My husband and were married at sunset here, just the two of us, along with our wonderful officiant and photographer. We got our pictures back and they look just like the paradise that it is. Friends and family can't believe the water is actually that clear and blue or that the sand is that white and clean, but they are.... More

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It was problably the best beach in USVI. Nice Shades you can install, good (average for caribe) snorkelling, but definetely worthy. The only problem is that that is main destiniy of many excursion tourists that were doing snorkeling for the first time in their life. Nothing against it, it is very nice discovering places like that and things, but from... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Definitely worth the visit but it's the most popular beach on St. John so go early for a chance at parking. We only got parking on our third try/ day and arrived by 9:30AM during low season. It could be worth just taking a taxi if staying somewhat close. Once on the beach, walk 5 minutes down either way to... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you are after crystal clear water and clean white sandy beach (picture perfect) then this is one. A lovely place in national park so well protected. You can go snorkelling but you will only see some colourful fish as the coral is a little dull. If you are not on a tour there is an entry fee and snorkelling... More

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Cumming, GA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a wonderful gem of a beach that is far off the beaten path due to its location. We were in St Thomas on a cruise and decided to take the ferry to St John to see this beach that I's heard so much about. They have a snack stand and also rent equipment for snorkeling if you do... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you visit St. Thomas or St. John, you must take the time to visit Trunk Bay!! It has it all, crystal clear water, beautiful beaches, excellent snorkeling, etc., etc. The National Park has all the facilities that you need, bathrooms, showers, snack bar, scuba, beach chair and locker rentals, as well as souvenirs, cold drinks and swag. Plenty of... More

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