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Jumbie Beach

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Large schools of little fish and big tarpon

There is more parking here than in years past, but it fills up quickly. Try to go early. You can... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Waynesville, North Carolina
Ghost beach

Apparently the only beach on the island with a non english name but nevertheless we did not run... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Solna, Sweden
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Located right across the bay from Trunk Bay, this small beach has great snorkeling and is an ideal spot to watch magnificent sunsets.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“small beach” (24 reviews)
“trunk bay” (22 reviews)
Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There is more parking here than in years past, but it fills up quickly. Try to go early. You can swim to the right all the way to trunk Bay. About half way we saw huge schools of small silver-side fish (like clouds) being herded...More

Thank donnp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Apparently the only beach on the island with a non english name but nevertheless we did not run into any ghosts, just turtles so it was a great experience

Thank Birgitta-Kenneth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wasn't my favorite beach in St. John, but I'm still giving it 5 stars, because---you're in freaking St. John! It was beautiful and I had a really lovely and easy snorkel. Lots of seagrass and beautiful silver fish, among other things.

Thank 500mollyn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jumbie Beach is a small quite beach with good snorkeling to the right by the Oppenheimer home. You can save time by walking from the Jumbie Beach to the Openheimer home. The parking is limited we always arrive early around 9 by 11 the parking...More

Thank Missionjas
Reviewed 9 June 2017

It's a little had to spot from the road but worth the short hike in. A nice sandy beach with some shade too. Saw turtles here.

Thank TravelMom058_10
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The path leading to it is precious. It's short, well maintained and full of bird noises. The beach is narrow and secluded, though you can hear the noise from the street which is right above it. The water is just fantastic. My friend fell asleep...More

Thank denisgianna
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

To get to Jumbie Beach, there are a few parking spots on the south side of the road between Peace Hill and Trunk Bay. Follow a short trail that leads to this secluded little beach. Very peaceful and lots of shade. There is a sign...More

1  Thank Kikibeanbag
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

A great beach, a bit of a step for water access. Palm trees and sea grapes for shade. Parking lot is small, no toilet. A good beach for viewing fish on the left and right sides. Can be busy.

Thank smpfen
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Got the recommendation to visit from a fellow snorkeler. Not crowded area with plenty of good snorkeling without the crowds and kids splashing around. Very short easy hike to beach, but limited parking

Thank scott c
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

There's only 5 parking places so you'd better get here early to stake out a place on this idilic beach. Its about 300 ft or so down a gentle path through the woods when your rewarded with a beautiful sight of Trunk Bay to your...More

Thank Gary C
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1 April 2015|
Response from Goombagirl1 | Reviewed this property |
That's the one! There's actually a path, not a wooden staircase for Jumbie. To get to Jumbie it's past Hawksnest before trunk bay. The parking is on the right side of the road.