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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Located right across the bay from Trunk Bay, this small beach has great...

Located right across the bay from Trunk Bay, this small beach has great snorkeling and is an ideal spot to watch magnificent sunsets.

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Great Snorkeling!

Small beach with only about 6 parking places - need to come by 9:30am to get one. Snorkeling in rocks on left side of beach is AMAZING. Pretty little beach with beautiful views.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
Catherine T
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Concord, North Carolina
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Concord, North Carolina
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187 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Small beach with only about 6 parking places - need to come by 9:30am to get one. Snorkeling in rocks on left side of beach is AMAZING. Pretty little beach with beautiful views.

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Thank Catherine T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We hiked down the little trail to Jumbie but the surf was rough that day and the sand is very very coarse compared to other beaches on the island.

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Rockwall, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are only 7 parking spots, but this is a very small beach. The black rock to the side is very striking! The sand is soft and pretty easy access to this beach. The snorkeling is pretty good.

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Westport, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Had avoided it because it doesn't have a lot of parking and thought the hike was longer than it is. Very pleasant and a decent snorkeling. It's closer in to Cruz bay so a few minutes shorter than going to Trunk which is around the corner. Will definitely go back

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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Holy wow is what I was thinking as I swam along the reefs that line either side of this cute little beach that shares the same bay as famous trunk bay. This is our 4th trip to St. John but our 1st to Jumbie & I'm so glad we finally stopped here. The parking lot is small so we got... More 

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Lake Placid, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Right before Trunk Bay, you will see a little sign that says "Jumbie Beach." Take a short hike down and "bang" gorgeous beach ahead! It can get a little crowded, but for the most part, you are all alone most days. Great snorkeling and swimming.

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Conroe, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Quiet. Uncrowded. Bliss. There are no facilities, parking is minimal & the snorkeling isn't great but while everyone is crowding into Maho, Hawksnest, Trunk or Honeymoon, slip away to Jumbie if you want a simple, relaxing beach day.

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San Diego, California, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Well in all honesty, it was my Red Stripe Lager and my own babe, but there were some pretty cool locals (donkeys) also enjoying the beach. Gorgeous scenery, excellent snorkeling with the plentiful fish, rays, and a couple of reef sharks. A trilobite fossil embedded on the shoreline was cool as well. We didn't have any surge or current to... More 

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St. John, US Virgin Islands
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Jumbie is tiny, with no facilities except for its' natural beauty and wonderful snorkeling. Probability about 80% you will encounter a school of Blue Tang, to enhance your snorkeling experience. Otherwise, the beach is rarely crowded, and always wonderful./

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

It's a smaller beach and as with most north shore beaches in the fall/winter, the swells are pretty large. We had kids with us and had to leave because of a slight under-current in some areas. Due to the current caused by the surf we didn't venture too far out. It's a short hike down a trail, but not too... More 

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