Trunk Bay is the most iconic spot to visit in the Virgin Islands National Park and perhaps in all of the Caribbean. Voted one of the top 10 Beaches in the World, there is no wonder why so many flock to Trunk Bay on the North Shore. Many simple and lavish Weddings are performed on the Beach making dreams come true and memories that definitely last a lifetime. Let’s just say a few anniversaries are spent here too!
Not to mention the Trunk Bay Overlook is the number one most photographed location on Saint John to capture the beauty of this tropical paradise.
Even though a barrage of tourists come daily, there is so much room to spread out on the beach. Trunk Bay has limited parking. Most Guests arrive by Safari (open sided taxi). There are no entrance fees for either Virgin Islands National Park or Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument. However, visitors to Trunk Bay are required to pay an Expanded Amenity Fee.
- Individual Day Pass (16 years and older)* — $5.00
- Interagency Senior Pass — $2.50 for holder + up to 3 Guests
- Interagency Access Pass — $2.50 for holder + up to 3 Guests
- Military Pass (Active Duty, Retired, or Gold Star Family Members) — Free for holder + up to 3 Guests
* Individual Day Passes for Trunk Bay can only be purchased at the fee booth at Trunk Bay.
The small island located inside the Bay is called Trunk Cay and is a snorkeler’s delight! Never snorkel alone. Be sure to try your hand at the underwater snorkeling path. It is 225 yards long and is full of coral and fish with underwater informational plaques along the way to learn about the reefs. The path does show signs of damage from the 2017 hurricanes. Some great snorkeling can be found by going to the far end of Trunk Bay.
Trunk Bay offers a Snack Bar with a variety of food and beverages including smoothies, beer, wine, and mixed drinks. The signs on the tables provide a little local knowledge and a few chuckles.
Trunk Bay is home to the Sea Turtles as they will nest and lay their eggs on the beach. There are protected areas marked. Please be respectful and stay away from these areas.
Trunk Bay offers beach and water sports rentals. Areas with picnic tables and grills are available in strategic locations along the Beach. You can also hold a special event at Trunk by providing a Facilities Use Permit application to the National Park.
Please remember, there is no lifeguard on duty.
FOR YOUR SAFETY:
- No glass bottles on the beach
- Do not leave your valuables unattended
- Stand only in sand. Do not stand on or touch coral or rocks
- Beware of fire coral and urchins
- No surfing or skim boarding in designated swim areas
- Body surfing is not advised
- Nudity is prohibited
- Do not snorkel alone
- Always wear reef-safe sunscreen
TO HELP PROTECT PARK RESOURCES:
- Do not feed fish or wildlife
- Campfires are prohibited
- No pets allowed