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The good news: this world-class stretch of white sand and turquoise water is St. John's most photographed beach, which features a marked underwater trail for beginning snorkelers. The bad news: because of its popularity, it can get very crowded with cruise ship passengers and members of sightseeing tours.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“snorkel trail” (164 reviews)
“snack bar” (216 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (480 reviews)
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Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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"snorkel trail"
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"snack bar"
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"beautiful beach"
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"st thomas"
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"fish"
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"per adult"
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"national park"
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"on duty"
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"an excursion"
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"life guards"
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"white sand"
in 108 reviews
"entrance fee"
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"rent chairs"
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"snorkel equipment"
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"ferry ride"
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"the water is crystal clear"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

#1 thing I wish someone had told us before we got all the way out there was that there are absolutely no concessions. No bottled water to be found. There is a snorkel shack that rents gear and you’d think they fill up a cooler...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

After arriving at St. John we went right away to the Trunk Bay beach, it is located within the National Park boundaries and presumably has a $4 parking fee - but nobody was there to collect it. There are so many beaches at St. John,...More

Thank DK N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have limited time on St. John, you will do well to visit this beach. It is gorgeous. White sand, clear water, large wide beach, shade if you want and plenty of places to snorkel. There are also showers and restrooms. There are so...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one gorgeous beach! It stretches for about 1/4 mile with its beautiful white sand and turquoise water. It has a pretty unique self-guided Underwater Trail for snorkelers to observe marine life including coral. There are showers, changing rooms, bathrooms and a snack bar,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never have I seen water like this, beautiful, clean, warm, great snorkeling. Easy to get to.. ferry from port, van to beach which is National Park. Not much there except showers and bathroom. They are rebuilding after being hit by hurricane last Sept. would recommend...More

Thank Cek939
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to the damage to infrastructure, there is no cover charge to enter St Johns premier beach. (previously charged to enter per person) Beach is insanely beautiful. Not a lot of shade so get there early and claim a spot. We had the beach to...More

Thank TheDharmaTrails
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Must do this beach! Trunk Bay is absolutely stunning! Beautiful turquoise waters, white sandy beach, and even have rental snorkel gear. Taxis are available to take you to and from Cruz Bay, but we always rent a jeep on St. John for the week. After...More

Thank deedubs2016
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beach, rentals, showers, restrooms, no fee while some amenities are still not up after the storm. Great place to check out. The restroom and showers close at 5 but you're welcome to stay later.

Thank Shealin E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The underwater trail was our favorite place to snorkel on the island. Never was the beach crowded. We rented full face snorkel masks from the little stand at the entrance. Beautiful white sand and calm waters.

Thank Tracy M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this excursion with our Royal Caribbean cruise for my wife and son (10 yrs old). We took a ferry from our cruise port. It was about a 30 minute ride. The ferry had a great crew who told you history of the islands and...More

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Jonathan L
5 July 2018|
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Response from Adam M |
No snack bar available as of 7-26-2018 visit. Can rent gear and chairs, tho. Have to return them by 3:30. They shut it down at 4 and turn the water off so no showers or restrooms after 4pm.
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Sandy W
23 February 2018|
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Response from Debby Y | Reviewed this property |
I would say Cruz Bay. Almost all the bars and restaurants are open at Mongoose Junction as well as the ones that line the street. Longboard, Margarita Phil's, Cruz Bay Landing.
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