Trunk Bay

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Trunk Bay, St John
Photo: © Sean Pavone
Trunk Bay beach
Photo: © Fred Hsu / CC BY
Trunk Bay
Photo: © Fred Hsu / CC BY

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Trunk Bay is considered one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, if not the world. A regular contender for the best beach spot in Condé Nast Traveler magazine and cited most beautiful beach in the world by the National Geographic Society, Trunk Bay certainly has a lot to live up to.

Trunk Bay has everything you would expect from a Caribbean beach, and a little bit more. The sand is pearly white, the water a translucent shade of aquamarine and all this is wrapped up within the confines of the Virgin Islands National Park. With Coconut palms swaying gently in the breeze and the view offshore dotted with tiny islands you may well be in paradise.
A great effort has been made to keep the beach here as pristine as possible, and despite Trunk Bay's popularity and reputation this seems to have been successful. On the one had the amenities here are some of the best on St John, yet at the same time all you have to do is don a snorkel and mask to see a wealth of sealife. In fact there is a 225-yard-long underwater trail or snorkeling the colorful coral reef here.

It is hard to argue that Trunk Bay isn't the most beautiful beach in the world and you have to dig deep to find any reasons to the contrary. Perhaps the biggest problem is the beach is a victim of its own success; if somewhere is widely rated this highly it is obviously going to draw a crowd, and this is exactly what happens in the busy season. There is also the fact that you have to pay to get onto the beach, or access via the national park. However, this is less than $5 and most will agree it is for a good cause.
So yes, St John has other less popular beaches that are pretty stunning but how can you resist making a trip to "the most beautiful beach in the world"?!

Trunk Bay Weather Info

5 Day Trunk Bay UV Index

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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Trunk Bay tide times & sea state

Thu 23/05 »

Surf report for Thu 23/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 14mph
11:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 13mph
17:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:19
Sunrise05:43
Sunset18:48
Dark19:11

Fri 24/05 »

Surf report for Fri 24/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 2ft 6s  °  ° 14mph
11:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 15mph
17:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:19
Sunrise05:43
Sunset18:48
Dark19:12

Sat 25/05 »

Surf report for Sat 25/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
11:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 14mph
20:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:19
Sunrise05:42
Sunset18:49
Dark19:12

Sun 26/05 »

Surf report for Sun 26/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 14mph
17:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:19
Sunrise05:42
Sunset18:49
Dark19:13

Mon 27/05 »

Surf report for Mon 27/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 14mph
17:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:18
Sunrise05:42
Sunset18:49
Dark19:13

Tue 28/05 »

Surf report for Tue 28/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
20:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:18
Sunrise05:42
Sunset18:50
Dark19:14

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

26 °C
(78 °F)

Fresh breeze, 28.8 km/h from E

Sea temperature

27.8°C / 82°F

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