St. Barts offers some of the most spectacular beaches in the Caribbean. The beaches are a gorgeous white with turquoise waters surrounded by shallow reefs.
Very secluded, this beach is only accessible by catamaran or a long [30-minute] hike along a rugged trail (goat path). If you go, go prepared with a picnic and spend the day swimming and snorkeling.
One of the island’s most famous, it’s a stunning, wide and long beach that is truly idyllic. There are a few hotels and villas located along the beach as well as a few seaside restaurants. It’s a good place for body surfing during the winter.
A personal favorite, this white-sand cove is unspoiled and gorgeous. Views of St. Kitts are in the distance and snorkeling is good on the side by the rocks. It is picture perfect.
GRAND CUL-DE-SAC BEACH:
Located on the northeast coast, it offers a fair amount of facilities, such as watersports, and there are restaurants as well. It’s a lovely lagoon with calm and shallow water, which is great for young children. Good spot for kite and wind surfing as well as sailing.
Lorient is located on the north shore of St. Barts and it’s reef is protected, which makes it an ideal spot for swimming and snorkeling.
MARIGOT BAY BEACH:
A small cove that is part of a Marine Reserve. There is good swimming and snorkeling by the rocks. Generally never crowded.
Truly one of the island’s best and well known. Saline ranks as one of the best beaches in the Caribbean.
Shell Beach is a pretty calm cove with views of the neighboring islands of Statia and Saba. There’s a lovely restaurant on the beach (Dõ Brazil) which is the perfect spot to enjoy lunch, dinner or sunset drinks at the water’s edge. It’s a great beach for children.
ST. JEAN BEACH:
The beach is actually divided into two beaches by the Eden Rock Hotel. It’s a lovely beach just steps from wonderful shopping and dining.
Many of the beaches lack shade so be sure to pack your sunscreen!