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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Located right across the bay from Trunk Bay, this small beach has great...

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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Holy Wow!

Holy wow is what I was thinking as I swam along the reefs that line either side of this cute little beach that shares the same bay as famous trunk bay. This is our 4th trip to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Holy wow is what I was thinking as I swam along the reefs that line either side of this cute little beach that shares the same bay as famous trunk bay. This is our 4th trip to St. John but our 1st to Jumbie & I'm so glad we finally stopped here. The parking lot is small so we got... More 

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Thank Goombagirl1
Lake Placid, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right before Trunk Bay, you will see a little sign that says "Jumbie Beach." Take a short hike down and "bang" gorgeous beach ahead! It can get a little crowded, but for the most part, you are all alone most days. Great snorkeling and swimming.

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Conroe, Texas
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35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet. Uncrowded. Bliss. There are no facilities, parking is minimal & the snorkeling isn't great but while everyone is crowding into Maho, Hawksnest, Trunk or Honeymoon, slip away to Jumbie if you want a simple, relaxing beach day.

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San Diego, California, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well in all honesty, it was my Red Stripe Lager and my own babe, but there were some pretty cool locals (donkeys) also enjoying the beach. Gorgeous scenery, excellent snorkeling with the plentiful fish, rays, and a couple of reef sharks. A trilobite fossil embedded on the shoreline was cool as well. We didn't have any surge or current to... More 

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1 Thank tplife
St. John, US Virgin Islands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Jumbie is tiny, with no facilities except for its' natural beauty and wonderful snorkeling. Probability about 80% you will encounter a school of Blue Tang, to enhance your snorkeling experience. Otherwise, the beach is rarely crowded, and always wonderful./

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Fort Worth, Texas
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

It's a smaller beach and as with most north shore beaches in the fall/winter, the swells are pretty large. We had kids with us and had to leave because of a slight under-current in some areas. Due to the current caused by the surf we didn't venture too far out. It's a short hike down a trail, but not too... More 

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Belleville, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

We went to Jumbie on a Saturday and there was no body there. We had the small beach to ourselves! The water was great and we snorkled with turtles, rays, and a few reef sharks. Perfect day!

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Brevard, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Nice small sandy beach. The snorkeling was great! We returned to this beach a second time as we enjoyed the snorkeling so much. There are only 6 parking places here so the beach is never crowded. Good opportunity to combine snorkeling with a bit of relaxing on the sandy beach.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We spent the day here arrived early. There are only a few parking spaces maybe six total . Great ocean breeze, clear water , very tranquil and private for couples wanting to be alone and get away from it all. There was another party of locals having a gathering and then the two of us from 10:00am until 1:30pm not... More 

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

There are very few parking spaces so get here early - it's a short walk down to the beach. It's a small but beautiful beach and very private and the water is gorgeous - good snorkeling by either side. We saw a huge stingray that was about a foot offshore and just kept swimming up and down the beach. No... More 

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