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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...more
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We spent a relaxing couple of hours late afternoon at Trunk Bay! The beach is beautiful (light sand, clear blue water) with lots of room and it wasn’t very busy. There was plenty of parking and several taxis available. Bathrooms and showers were also open...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited Trunk Bay 2 times in a week. The snorkeling was amazing. The beach was in good shape. The palm trees and other foliage was “beat up” a bit still from the past hurricanes but coming back. The bath house was open and a...More

Thank sparky1Marlton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

#1 thing I wish someone had told us before we got all the way out there was that there are absolutely no concessions. No bottled water to be found. There is a snorkel shack that rents gear and you’d think they fill up a cooler...More

Thank SummersMommy
Reviewed 1 week ago

After arriving at St. John we went right away to the Trunk Bay beach, it is located within the National Park boundaries and presumably has a $4 parking fee - but nobody was there to collect it. There are so many beaches at St. John,...More

Thank DK N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have limited time on St. John, you will do well to visit this beach. It is gorgeous. White sand, clear water, large wide beach, shade if you want and plenty of places to snorkel. There are also showers and restrooms. There are so...More

Thank _uvmpratt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one gorgeous beach! It stretches for about 1/4 mile with its beautiful white sand and turquoise water. It has a pretty unique self-guided Underwater Trail for snorkelers to observe marine life including coral. There are showers, changing rooms, bathrooms and a snack bar,...More

Thank lobstaluva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never have I seen water like this, beautiful, clean, warm, great snorkeling. Easy to get to.. ferry from port, van to beach which is National Park. Not much there except showers and bathroom. They are rebuilding after being hit by hurricane last Sept. would recommend...More

Thank Cek939
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Due to the damage to infrastructure, there is no cover charge to enter St Johns premier beach. (previously charged to enter per person) Beach is insanely beautiful. Not a lot of shade so get there early and claim a spot. We had the beach to...More

Thank TheDharmaTrails
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must do this beach! Trunk Bay is absolutely stunning! Beautiful turquoise waters, white sandy beach, and even have rental snorkel gear. Taxis are available to take you to and from Cruz Bay, but we always rent a jeep on St. John for the week. After...More

Thank deedubs2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful beach, rentals, showers, restrooms, no fee while some amenities are still not up after the storm. Great place to check out. The restroom and showers close at 5 but you're welcome to stay later.

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Jonathan L
July 5, 2018|
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Response from Adam M |
No snack bar available as of 7-26-2018 visit. Can rent gear and chairs, tho. Have to return them by 3:30. They shut it down at 4 and turn the water off so no showers or restrooms after 4pm.
Sandy W
February 23, 2018|
Response from Debby Y | Reviewed this property |
I would say Cruz Bay. Almost all the bars and restaurants are open at Mongoose Junction as well as the ones that line the street. Longboard, Margarita Phil's, Cruz Bay Landing.