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“Great beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Trunk Bay

Trunk Bay
Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Reefs
Activities: Snorkeling
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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.
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New York City, New York
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“Great beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Excellent beach with entrance fee(4$/pers), white sand, shower, bathroom, food, lifeguard, excellent for swimming,good for snorkeling, if you are a beginner swimmer and snorkel .... The self quided snorkeling path it could be ok if you did this kind a stuff before ..... It is a joke

Visited March 2013
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“Amazing beach as always!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

This is such a beautiful beach. The best one we have been to yet. It is not cheap to get here from the cruise pier but that is all worth it once you arrive. They rent stuff to use on the beach but beware that they want a deposit so if you only bring cash bring enough to pay a hefty deposit to check out a chair or snorkel! One of the things I hate the most about the USVI is waiting to fill a taxi to go anywhere. It wasted about an hour of our time between there and back. I understand being kind to the enviorment and all but when you are each paying 6 bucks to go a short distance I want to go when i get me and a group of six people in the car. The cab the ferry was 10 each person per way and the ferry was 6 so in all it was over 40 bucks in cab and ferry just to get to the beach....

Visited February 2013
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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“call ahead to verify details!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Trunk Bay was closed or had limited access much of this past week. Call ahead and see what is open before taking the expensive taxi ride from the Westin or Cruz Bay.
One day swimming and snorkeling were *both* closed. We had been told swimming was OK, but learned otherwise in the parking lot after spending 2 hours getting there. We were annoyed and confused about when this advisory had taken effect. Got some conflicting info, and spent time and money in vain. Grrrr.
Don't waste precious vacation time spinning your wheels like this. Verify all details and hours before trucking up the coast.

Visited March 2013
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Anaheim
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“Beautiful beach, quiet and secluded”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Very well kept and clean beach, in fact all of St John is clean and well kept since it's almost all national park. $4 entry fee totally worth it. There are showers, lockers, snorkel rental, small gift shop, small snack shop, etc. A $6 safari jeep taxi ride from Cruz Bay. Totally feel worlds away but easily accessible! Underwater snorkel trail is a nice touch. It can get a bit cloudy is the waves kick up, but there is lots of sea life to look at. Wish I can come back soon!

Can't say enough about it, plus NO vendors bugging you to buy their stuff!

Visited March 2013
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Brookville, Pennsylvania
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“Absolutely Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Went to Trunk Bay this March on a stop during our cruise. We left the ship early and were one of the first people there. It was a bit chillier than anticipated and if I had to do it again I would have left an hour later. The beach was not packed since it was a week day and the semi-secluded location was delightful. The view from the beach was absolutely wonderful and I look forward to going back again.

For those on a schedule, the transportation between St. Thomas and St. John was very good and ran on time. The people seemed to be friendly and raised no cause for concern. Transportation from the pier, which had numerous shops and places to eat, was convenient and safe.

Lastly, there are toilets and changing areas there, so people who are looking for those accommodations no need to worry.

Visited March 2013
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