Jumbie Beach is located along St John’s north shore. At about 100 yards long – it’s not one of St John’s bigger beaches. Limited parking and proximity to Trunk Bay mean fewer people “discover” this little gem! So get there early and you’ll have a view of Trunk Bay as it fills up with visitors!
Head out of Cruz Bay on North Shore Road. Just over 2 miles from Cruz Bay you’ll come to a set of speed bumps with 2 small parking areas to your right. Just across the road is a narrow path through the woods to Jumbie Beach.
Jumbie Bay Beach
Jumbie Beach is short stretch of white sand fringed with sea grapes. Because of its orientation, it gets a fair amount of wind and surf making it a dramatic setting. If the north shore beaches are rough then Jumbie will be very rough. But most days you’ll find a wonderful spot to relax in and/or out of the sun with aqua green water at your toes and soft white sand under your butt. Best part, parking is limited – and that means the beach never gets crazy crowds ; )
Not a great snorkeling beach because of the surf. Subject to high surf at times. Best bet is the reef between Jumbie and Trunk Bay ( right as you face the water). Although pretty battered by waves, this reef offers some interesting structure and enough coral and fish to make it an interesting spot.