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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Phone Number: +1 340-776-6201
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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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Best beach on the island!

Trunk bay offers amazing sand, shade to relax in and one of the best (based on easily accessible) placed to snorkel with a snorkel trail setup. The waves are low so its easy to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Helena, Alabama
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were very excited for our trip to Trunk Bay. The sand is beautiful powder and the water turquoise blue. We had 6 children with us to snorkel. When we arrived - we got food at the food stand and it was surprisingly good! The downside was the seagulls. They are very aggressive. One woman was walking with her food... More 

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Helena, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Trunk bay offers amazing sand, shade to relax in and one of the best (based on easily accessible) placed to snorkel with a snorkel trail setup. The waves are low so its easy to snorkel here. The beach will get busy as cruise ships come in so avoid it on those days. The beach is also 5 dollar per person... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I felt like a celebrity on a million dollar vacation while visiting this beach. It seemed private and quiet. My husband and i arrived early, so early that the ticket counter was not open yet so our addmission was free. It seemed we were there for hours without anyone in sight but us. We had an amazing time and i... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited trunk bay after a day of hiking the Reef Bay Trail. It was a rainy day with only brief moments of sunshine and we still enjoyed this gorgeous beach! There are amenities here, but they close very early so that's something to be aware of. This is the post card beach you dream about when you're at your... More 

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California City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was only my second time snorkeling but with an ocean as beautiful as trunk bay I would go again in a heartbeat. The water is a turquoise blue and you can see the white sand below you. Gorgeous! Family fun at this beach.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a day here last week. Pretty beach, but the snorkel trail is just ok. Better snorkeling on some of the other beaches around the island. Obviously, anywhere on the island is pretty, just some better snorkeling choices.

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Belmont, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great snorkeling for beginners, nice facilities, beautiful sand,.....what else is there? Gets busy on Cruise Ship days, so choose wisely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Trunk Bay is a great way to start your stay on St. John. Just beautiful! Love having the shower and restroom facilities. The snorkeling was much better than our visit two years ago. My son had fun chasing two large parrot fish around the snorkel trail.

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Glenmoore, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here later in the afternoon after a great snorkel experience at Cinnamon Bay. The beach and water was amazing. Crowds had thinned, I guess, by the time we arrived. Parking was still challenging. The snorkeling was okay. The trail was not much of a trail with three points, but it was cool to say we were there. Glad... More 

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Wrentham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful white sand and crystal clear water, it's really something to see! If skip the snorkeling as it wasn't as good as I thought but it's definitely work a day there, has amenities which is nice too.

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