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Overview

Trunk Bar is an iconic Caribbean beach on St. John. Two-thirds of STJ is a National Park, with most of that land donated to USG/DOI by Laurence Rockefeller. Trunk Bay is THE go-to place for first-time visitors. There's a Ranger Station, burger joint, swag shop, life guard and under water snorkeling trail. The beach can get crowded, especially when the cruise ships drop off day-trippers. But early or late in the day, it is spectacular. The under water snorkel trail must be done at least once. There's a covered picnic area in case of rain along with flush toilets and showers. Easy peazy... EXCEPT parking can be tough at peak times.

Short Walk: The parking lot is within 100 yards of the beach. The challenge is if you're trying to park during the peak of the day. You might have to look for a sliver of a slot on the side of the road. Other options include a group taxi from town or hitching.

Family Friendly: Like most STJ beaches, the sand is soft and the waves are mild. The water is a great temp. Views are astonishing. Early and late arrivers will have an easier time finding shade under the trees.

Gem Type: Swimming

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Marc Berejka
Put it on your bucket list Oct 30, 2015

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Aug 25, 2017
Angela Sherwin
Beautiful snorkel trail with Deb and Ben and Dom.
Apr 14, 2017
Kelly Wachholz
Mar 23, 2017
Michael Sherwin
Great beach for the family
Aug 22, 2016
Steph Fisher
Jun 23, 2016
Steven William
Test
May 29, 2016
Chip Buckley
Apr 20, 2016
Kirsten Marie Walsh
Honeymoon snorkeling adventure!
Feb 8, 2016
Caroline Agee

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