Trunk Bay Beach
A perennial favorite on most Top 10 Caribbean Beaches is Trunk Bay Beach. In fact, because it appears in so many travel advertisements, it’s the beach many associate with the tropical beauty of the Caribbean! But make no mistake … this stunning white sand beach is located in the US Virgin Islands!
Most visitors first glimpse of Trunk Bay is from the overlook located on North Shore Road. Whether they’ve rented a Jeep or are part of an island safari taxi tour … everybody stops at this famous turnout to marvel at the postcard-perfect view of Trunk Bay and Trunk Cay. This aerial perspective provides a great view of the beach, cay and reef system beneath the waves.
A few facts about Trunk Bay
Crown jewel of the Virgin Islands National Park, Trunk Bay is the only beach that has lifeguards on duty most days. For this reason, it’s also the only beach that charges an admission fee. But fear not, it’s well worth the price of admission! Current Virgin Islands National Park admission fees.
Getting to Trunk Bay Beach
Because it’s the top destination for many day trip visitors to St John, Trunk Bay has frequent taxi service from Cruz Bay ferry dock to Trunk and back. Rates are $6/pp/EW for parties of 2+.
Trunk Bay Underwater Snorkeling Trail
Visitors will enjoy the underwater snorkeling trail created by the Virgin Islands National Park.