2nd day in St. John USVI~ Trunk Bay revisited

Trunk Bay

Day 2 of St. John adventure


A short trip down Route 20’s beautiful winding roads through the gorgeous National Park will take you to this beauty, Trunk Bay. Or better known as dunk your trunks bay (just kidding made that up). Perhaps, the most photographed of all the St. John beaches.

From the scenic overlook of Trunk Bay, St. John USVI


I have been here a few times in the past and it’s a beach you could hardly ever get sick of. I had to introduce “Jane” to her first St. John beach (and didn’t want to disappoint.)

Yup, color is that real

The only beach that you have to pay for admission and quite possibly one of the most popular beaches on the island. There can be up to 1,000 folks here daily. The cost is $4 per person. The cost is to help preserve the gorgeous jaw-dropping beaches of St. John.

The best time to come is in the morning. You will beat most of the crowds and taxis. Plus, you will be able to find parking (good luck trying in the afternoon).

“Jane” was quite mesmerized. The turquoise water, the white soft sand, the calmness of the bay. It’s extremely tranquil and awe-inspiring.

Another gorgeous view of Trunk Bay

The grounds surrounding the beach are quite a sight. There are showers, bathrooms, a snack stand, and a small shack for snorkeling rentals.

Out by Trunk Cay (pronounced K-E-Y), like a key you use to lock your door, there is a snorkeling trail, Great for beginners.

me being a dork


Unfortunately, a lot of folks have damaged some areas from novice snorkelers not knowing any better. Which is why St. John’s beaches are becoming more and more damaged due to a rise in tourism.

Please be very cautious of your surroundings and do not touch the wildlife. St. John is very fragile.

Enjoying her first look at Trunk Bay!


However, enjoy the pure beauty and liquid bliss.

What a beauty, eh?