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Jumbie Beach

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Swimming, Watching sunrise/sunset
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Owner 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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Reading, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This cove is overshadowed by the much larger and more popular beaches that flank it on the north shore of St. John. It's well marked with a sign and speed bumps on the road. 100 yard walk down the this little cove. Great spot. Nice snorkeling too.

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truckee, ca
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Pack a lunch and a chair and head down a short walk to Jumbie Beach. Limited Parking but there is a small parking lot. Right before Trunk Bay. If Trunk Bay is packed, this is Def the better option. Beautiful Beach and hidden and overlooked by the tourist buses shuttling a lot of "cruisers". Right before Jumbie you can do... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Very quiet snorkeling spot. Not a ton of fish but quiet little spot that is good for older kids. All of the coves are great. This one is good if Trunk is too crowded.

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Southeastern U.S.
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183 reviews 183 reviews
53 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

OK, I lived on nearby St. Thomas for many years and somehow I never found Jumbie Beach until this recent trip. It has a nice walkway and a good, shallow reef, and you will not likely be sharing it with a crowd. Like most areas, you may have to explore a little to find the best snorkeling, but if the... More

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We didn't swim or snorkel here. The reef looked like it spread all accross the shore making it hard to swim here at all. We stopped here because Trunk Bay had no parking, and we found some open spots here. What made it cool was the birds. I guess there is alot of fish here because the pelicans were literely... More

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Newberg, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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14 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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