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Trunk Bay Beach, Virgin Islands National Park

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#1 of 37 in Parks in St. John
Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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Watch the crystalline water gently whirling around cliffs and crags, lapping the soft coral sands of one of the most pristine beaches in the Caribbean at Trunk Bay Beach. Rent snorkel gear and discover colorful sea life along the underwater trail of reefs. The inviting, warm waters are perfect for underwater photography enthusiasts. When you have had enough of swimming and basking in the tropical sun, cool off with a frozen cocktail or dine at one of the romantic restaurants. The shade of the national park hides many hiking trails for you to explore. Look for the ruins of historic sugar plantations, remnants of the colonial past. Note that the beach gets overcrowded sometimes. Put Trunk Bay Beach on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Virgin Islands National Park tour itinerary planner.
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  • Loved the beach, sure. No doubt. But a shout out to George, Laurel and staff at the entry pavilion. We were rushed and inadvertently did not pick up a driver's license they park holds as collateral....  more
    Loved the beach, sure. No doubt. But a shout out to George, Laurel and staff at the entry pavilion. We were rushed and inadvertently did not pick up a driver's license they park holds as collateral....  more »
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  • Always heaven. Beautiful blue ocean, clear swimming lagoon, white almost powdery sand, fun free snorkeling *if you bring it. Rent gear & use the bathhouse to rinse & change. Bring cash it's easier here, but cards were accepted at this national park. The taxis, ferry, and local shops wanted cash over credit cards. There were 8 small vessels mooring in the cay, but the beach didn't feel over crowded even during Christmas break. We found out there are many great swimming holes between usvi and bvi, but here didn't have the high winds and rough surf. Wish we had spent more time here as we had 2 days to explore before leaving.
  • Bucket list beach! White sand, pristine water, clean amenities. About 15 minutes by car from the ferry. Get there by 10 AM to snag parking, and carve yourself a spot in a prime location. Be prepared to pay up, though. They charge a $5 entry fee per person. And the food there is also $$$. But all in all, a must-visit place!

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