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Jumbie Beach

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming, Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: Located right across the bay from Trunk Bay, this small beach has great snorkeling and is an ideal spot to watch magnificent sunsets.
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Newberg, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I thought Jumbie would be a great beach. It's a short walk from the main road, and there are a few parking spaces. The beach itself is by itself and not a lot of people come down there. So if it's just beach you want, Jumbie is pretty good. But snorkeling ... forget it. First there is a lot of... More

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is one of my favorite beaches (ok, one of my many favorite beaches) on St. John. Since there are only 6 parking spots, you are guaranteed to have an uncrowded beach. There are plenty of shade-providing Sea Grape trees and the water was calm when we visited. As one poster mentioned, there are a lot of ants on this... More

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

cute and secluded beach, but ants and bugs galore. Parking is available and a little downhill walk to beach. We didn't stay though because any shade spot was crawling with ants. If you are spending most of the time in the water it would be great.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

If you can find this little gem and if parking is available you're in luck. If you're confident in the water snorkel out along the reef on the right until you think you're going to hit the channel and then swim around the far end and you'll reach the deserted far end of Trunk Bay beach. See? That wasn't so... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We actually were planning to go to Trunk Bay but we couldn't find a parking spot so we kept driving & past this little sign saying "Jumbie Bay"... no cars in sight so we parked. We walked through the woods and came upon this beautiful beach NO ONE was on. It was perfect. The snorkeling was great and most important... More

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Boston, MA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Most people don't even realize this is a beach option. Just before you reach Trunk Bay on your right is a small parking lot (trail is across road on your left). Short hike to beach that is well protected from larger crowds. Snorkeling - sandy water entry with interesting limestone formations only a short distance from beach. Easy access to... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A very nice beach close to town. With only seven parking spots the beach never gets to crowded. The snorkling is OK but not a lot of fish

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New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Off the beaten track, not much parking, but if you want peace and quiet with a small beach and some good places to snorkel this is the one.

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Boulder, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My husband and I were looking for a morning beach spot in a beautiful place with less people and Jumbie Beach was the ticket. There are only 5-6 parking spaces and the beach is pretty small but didn't disappoint. There were some shady spots to be out of the sun and a nice surf coming in. We had a great... More

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Conway, Arkansas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

After a short walk through the trees, we were exited to find a relatively small beach with one one other couple. We went on a day with extremely high surf, so we didn't get in the water, but it was fun to explore to rocks / cliffs that flanked the beach. We took beach chairs and towels since the walk... More

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