Travel Blogger
August 01, 2014

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.

COLUMBIER BEACH:
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.

FLAMANDS BEACH:
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.

GOUVERNEUR BEACH:
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 BEACH:
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.

SALINE BEACH:
Truly one of the island’s best and well known.  Saline ranks as one of the best beaches in the Caribbean.

SHELL BEACH:
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!

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