If you’re lucky enough to get a parking spot early in the morning, this is the place to get away from it all right out of Cruz Bay on the North Shore Road. Jumbie Beach sits just east of Hawksnest Beach within Trunk Bay, and is a great beach to enjoy some private time and the world class views of Trunk Bay. There is a small sign on the road for Jumbie Beach, and it is accessed by a short trail approximately 320 feet from the Parking Area with approximately six parking spots. The beach was named after the treasured Jumbie Trees, known as the Silk Cotton trees. They are located all around the island and have a lot of folklore and history associated with them.
Jumbie Beach is about 100 yards long and is very popular as one of the more quiet beach getaways along the North Shore. There is a mixture of beach terrain with some rocky and sandy parts, along with some perfect shady spots too. Great snorkeling on the right where the reef is shallow, although it can be a bit rough sometimes. And oh what a place to watch the Sunset!
Definitely watch the video as it will take you from the road, down the path and to the beach. It’s nice knowing what the terrain will be like before you get there.
FOR YOUR SAFETY FROM THE VI NATIONAL PARK:
- Do not stand on or touch coral or rocks.
- Do not feed the fish or wildlife.
- Do not bring pets to the beach.
- Remove all trash when you leave.
- Nudity is prohibited.
- Large waves can be dangerous.
- Body surfing is not advised.
- Do not leave valuables unattended.
- Do not snorkel alone.
- Report any damage or activity that may lead to damage. Call (340) 776-6201 Ext. 246.