LOCATION: Two miles beyond downtown Cruz Bay on Route 20, North Shore Road.
Without a doubt, this is the “most-talked-about” beach on St. John. Trunk Bay is home to the renowned underwater snorkel trail. Here, you can rent snorkeling equipment or bring your own and follow the buoys that outline the shallow-water trail. Along the way, you will see 15 artistic underwater plaques that will identify the corals and fish that inhabit these waters. Plan on seeing plenty of parrotfish, elusive trumpet fish and elkhorn, staghorn, brain and fan coral. The beach itself has pure white sand and is bordered by luxuriant foliage. Trunk Bay also has a small shop, a snack bar and changing facilities. The nominal admission fee also includes access to historic Annaberg Plantation.
This beach is one of several maintained under the umbrella of the National Park and an admission fee is charged. You will find convenient restrooms, cold water showers, changing rooms and a snack bar as well as a place to rent snorkeling equipment. A trip around the famous underwater snorkel trail is a must.
Without a doubt, this is the “most-talked-about” beach on St. John.