Great News from Trunk Bay!

Trunk Bay Sign Jan 2019

Well folks, about a month ago we told you how the concessions were set to return to Trunk Bay. They’ve since opened – yay for that! – and to be honest, the place looks pretty darn good. We stopped by yesterday to take a few pics for you all.

But first, let’s talk about the weather. Temperatures this week are expected to be in the low 80s. I know that it’s pretty darn chilly up north, so now would be a great time to start scouring the web for some decent flight prices. But now back to Trunk…

Saturday afternoon at Trunk Bay

Saturday afternoon at Trunk Bay

As of today, the entrance fee is still being waived. From what we hear, it’s because the beach still does not have lifeguards. (None of the beaches on St. John have lifeguards.)

The new bar, food truck and retail shop are located to the right of the entrance if you’re looking toward the water. They’re right next to the old snack shack that was open in our pre-storm world. There is a nice variety of food and drinks being served. For those of you who enjoy having an adult beverage at the beach, you can make any drink “big” simply by paying an additional $4. And they even offer drink specials for those of you who live on island.

The food truck

The food truck

Food truck menu

Food truck menu

The bar

The bar

The bar menu

The bar menu

There is also a nice retail shop on site that sells everything from t-shirts to hats to sunscreen to water bottles. And for those of you who visited Cinnamon frequently over the years, you may recognize Ms. Gertrude who is working in the retail shop. Ms. Gertrude worked at Cinnamon Bay for more than 30 years!

Ms. Gertrude at the retail shop

Ms. Gertrude at the retail shop

The retail shop

The retail shop

Another view of the retail shop

Another view of the retail shop

How great does it all look??!!

The food truck, bar and retail shop open daily at 10:30 a.m. They close around 4 p.m. All three will be open until at least April. At that time, some permanent renovations of the old snack shack will likely take place. We will keep you all posted on that. In the meantime, have a great day everyone!

10 comments for “Great News from Trunk Bay!

  1. Penny Ruff
    January 27, 2019 at 10:12 am

    I watch every day for news of St John and everyone who I hope someday I will be able to call my neighbors and friends.

  2. C L KC
    January 27, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Credit cards accepted or cash only?

  3. Valyn Hall
    January 27, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Hi, Jen! I’m getting married in St. John in May and your blog has been so insanely helpful just for figuring out what is open since the hurricanes and where new fun things are. Just want to say how much I appreciate it!

    • News of St. John
      News of St. John
      January 27, 2019 at 8:43 pm

      You’re welcome!!

  4. Helen White
    January 27, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    I enjoy your articles and updates. I am so glad things are coming back. I need to check out those flights. In upstate New York its 17 degress with windchills feels like 5. My goal is to move there, have started looking at Deltec Homes.

  5. Valerie branch
    January 28, 2019 at 8:22 am

    This is exciting to see and wish they would still be open during our trip in May

  6. Lynda
    January 28, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    On our way there SATURDAY! Hooray!

  7. Joan
    January 29, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    We just left St John (actually still driving from the airport). We spent the day on Trunk Friday, January 25 how did we not see this. Looks awesome guess we will just need to go back to St John to check it our.

    • News of St. John
      News of St. John
      January 30, 2019 at 5:40 am

      If you took the main path to the beach, it’s easy to miss. It’s off to the right.

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