Head to Jumbie Beach, a small, secluded beach with ideal snorkeling conditions. The pristine shores of this untouristed spot include fine white sands and crystal clear waters, backed by a lush forest. Bring a book and relax while you catch some sun, or escape the heat by nesting under one of the trees that fringe the coast. A wooden walkway leading from the main road makes this beach easily accessible, yet it remains refreshingly free of crowds. Swimmers should approach with caution on windy days, as the water can be very choppy and deepen quickly. There are only a few roadside parking spots, so plan accordingly. Use our Virgin Islands National Park journey builder app to arrange your visit to Jumbie Beach and other attractions in Virgin Islands National Park.
Jumbie Beach reviews
This is a little gem of a beach! From the west end of Trunk, just past the reef, it almost feels like you could swim here (but don’t because the surf can be heavy and the currents strong). Limited... more »
There are only about 7-8 close parking spots, so get there early. The path to the beach is very short (230 feet?) and the beach is nice, particularly if you head left while looking at the ocean since.... more »
Jumbie is one of those beautifully simple beaches where there isn't anything particularly exciting or surprising, and that's just fine - there doesn't need to be. It's a nice little spot with excellent views of the horizon, great swimming, plenty of shade if you want it, and very few nuisance bugs (i.e. you're not constantly being bitten while you're trying to relax). When we went, it wasn't very crowded, but that might just be the time of year (early November).
Secluded bay a short hike from the road, maybe 150 meters. It's opposite the Trunk Bay beach. We were here in mid August with no cruise ships in St Thomas at the time, and had this small beach to ourselves all afternoon. Trunk Bay beach parking was full. The water was great for snorkeling, saw lots of fish and several sting rays. I saw five little rays all together near the rocks at the east point. Downside was the heavy mat of sargassum on the beach. Some ants, but not bad. Bring deet mosquito repellent. You can find a bit of shade from the trees and bushes on the beach.
Plan your trip to Virgin Islands National Park
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Virgin Islands National Park
Side trips from Virgin Islands National Park
Hidden gems in Virgin Islands National Park
Nature in Virgin Islands National Park
Nearby attractions in Virgin Islands National Park
Kid-friendly things to do in Virgin Islands National Park
Trips to Jumbie Beach by other users
7 days in U.S. Virgin Islands BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES East End Cruz Bay 17 days in St. John BY A USER FROM INDIA Cruz Bay 12 days in East End BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Sapphire Beach Coral World Ocean Park Coki Point Beach 12 days in U.S. Virgin Islands BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Cruz Bay East End St. Croix 8 days in Virgin Islands National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Annaberg Sugar Plantation Trunk Bay Beach Jumbie Beach 8 days in St. John BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Cruz Bay