• Trunk Bay Beach, considered one of the 10 best beaches in the world is home to the underwater trail.

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    National Park Virgin Islands

Getting Around

Two main roads will get visitors throughout the Park. They are Centerline Road (Route 10) and the North Shore Road (Route 20). Route 20 provides access to most beaches such as Hawknest, Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay. Route 10 runs through the center of the Island and will provide access to Salt Pond Bay and Lameshur Bay.

The best and safest way of getting around the Park and the Island would be by vehicle. Bicycles are not recommended due to steep and winding roads.

Did You Know?

Fruits from the Machineel tree that grows along the coastine on St. John.

The Machineel tree, found along the coast, produces crab apple-like fruit that is poisonous. While the fruit is deadly [as Columbus’ men reportedly found out in 1493 when visiting the island], even sap from the Machineel tree can cause an irritating skin rash. The tree is also called Death Apple.