Jumbie Bay

Overall Rating

Overall rating
 
4.6
Scenery/View
 
4.5
Water
 
4.8
Shore/Sand
 
4.5
Snorkeling
 
4.5

Jumbie Bay is a lovely little beach. Often sparsely populated it is a great spot to enjoy some private beach time; spread your towel, beach blanket or just to lay in the sand. A walk down wooden steps and a short trail leads you to the beach from the main road. Parking is limited to a few roadside spots.  A small sign on the roadside indicates the beach; it is easily missed. The water at Jumbie can be choppy on windy days. Use caution when swimming as the water deepens quickly. A hard beach rock covers an area of the beach with sandy areas around it. Snorkeling can be enjoyed on calm days along a shallow reef that extends from the right side of the beach.

Beach Amenities

  • Swimming
  • Parking Available
  • Diving & Snorkeling

Map

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My favorite!
Overall rating
 
4.9
Scenery/View
 
5.0
Water
 
5.0
Shore/Sand
 
5.0
Snorkeling
 
4.5

I’m not a snorkeler, so I can’t address that. I’ve been told that it’s can be kind of rough for snorkeling, but I don’t know. But.....for relative isolation and for swimming, and also for the availability of shady spots, Junbie is my fave! Enjoy it!!

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How to Determine Hiking Difficulty

Easy

Hiking
  • Little Gain
  • Short Distance
  • Fair Health
  • Trail Condition Good

Moderate

Hiking
  • Moderate Gain
  • Medium Distance
  • Good Health
  • Trail Condition Good

Challenging

Hiking
  • Significant Gain
  • Medium Distance
  • Good Health
  • Trail Condition Good

Difficult

Hiking
  • Significant Gain
  • Longer Distance
  • Excellent Health
  • Trail Condition Good

Use a Map

Hiking on St. John is a popular activity that lets you enjoy the tropical outdoors. We recommend using the St. John Trail Bandit Hiking Map/Guide to plan your hikes. 

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Hiking Tips

  • Tell someone where you are going and when you will return. Avoid hiking or swimming alone.
  • Allow for sufficient time to explore, swim and rest.
  • Remain on park trails – some trails cross private property, do not trespass into private property.
  • Wear cool clothing, comfortable walking shoes. Sandals are not recommended. Sneakers are your best option.
  • Protect yourself against the sun and insects.
  • Bring water and snacks.
  • Do not leave items or garbage on the trails. Make sure you leave with all the items you brought with you.
  • Do not remove anything from the park property; this includes but is not limited to shells, rocks, artifacts, flowers, plants and animals.
  • Pace yourself to prevent fatigue. Watch footing on wet rocks and trails made rough and slippery at times by heavy rainfall.
  • Do not eat unknown fruits, nuts or berries. Some plants and fruits are poisonous and can cause allergic reactions. Do not touch unfamiliar plants. Avoid handling or picking plant life that may harbor stinging insects, cause rashes, scratches or skin punctures. Many plants have thorns beware, look but don’t touch. Some ground covering shrubs cause severe itching – it is in your best interest to stay on trails.
  • Do not climb on fragile historic structures. Leave artifacts in place.
  • Hike early and return early.
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