Jumbie Beach, Virgin Islands National Park

#7 of 12 in Parks in Virgin Islands National Park
Beach · Nature / Park
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.
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  • 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.

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