Trunk Bay

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Backed by palms, this stretch of sparkling white sand is regularly ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Part of the protected Virgin Islands National Park, the idyllic Trunk Bay is one of the most famous beaches on St. John. Lie back and relax on the sands, dip your feet in the warm water or don a snorkel and explore the underwater trail here.

Find your very own piece of paradise at the quarter-mile (half-kilometer) long beach on the northern side of the island. Lounge under the bright midday sun or enjoy the natural shade created by the thick coconut palm trees whose branches extend out over the sand.

Cool off with a splash in the sea or put on flippers and a mask and go in search of marine life a little farther out. Good snorkeling can be found close to the rocky islet of Trunk Cay. The real highlight for marine wildlife enthusiasts, however, is definitely the purpose-built underwater trail.

Bring your own snorkeling gear or rent it from the nearby beach center. Follow the 675-foot (205-meter) trail, which begins offshore from the beach. The route leads snorkelers over bright coral where many species of tropical fish can be seen. Read the trail signs, which will help you to identify the different types of fish and coral.

Pack a picnic for your day out at the beach or head to the snack bar for a refreshing drink and snack. Look for ships gliding across the horizon as you eat.

Trunk Bay is on the north coast of St. John just west of Cinnamon Bay. Note that Trunk Bay, unlike most other beaches on the island, does charge an entry fee. Toilets, showers and lifeguard services are provided. A taxi rank is also situated here, so getting to and from the beach won’t be a problem even if you don’t have a car.

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