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|St. Barth is known for its pristine “white-sugar” sand beaches. All are public, and each has a distinct personality. The ambience ranges from secluded and romantic to those filled with families indulging in water sports and “the beautiful people” populating the toes-in-the-sand beach bars. Although nudity is officially banned, bathers go suitless at some beaches and going topless is common. Try a different beach each day! Some of the most popular include the following:|
You should go there: With a picnic lunch and spend the day swimming and snorkeling.
Why we love it: The sunsets are spectacular –“green flash” anyone? So romantic that many guys have popped the question here.
You should go there: If you enjoy bodysurfing and riding the waves, it’s the place to play.
Why we love it: After a swim, we can have langouste for lunch then doze on the beach.
You should go there: Early or late in the day to avoid the strong sunlight. Turn right to go sans suit.
Why we love it: Rumor has it Captain Monbars, “The Exterminator,” buried his stolen treasure in a hidden cave – no one has found it yet! We are still looking.
Grand Cul de Sac Beach
You should go there: To see the blue and green hues of the sea and take a kitesurfing lesson – if you dare.
Why we love it: For lunch at O’Corail – the Christophine is to die for.
You should go there: When the “surf ’s up” on the left end to watch the hard-core surfers try to catch that perfect wave.
Why we love it: We can stop at the nearby bakery for a baguette and a few Caribs and then enjoy lunch by the palm trees.
You should go there: To swim and then snorkel by the rocks.
Why we love it: Palm trees line the small beach, and it is never crowded.
You should go: If you like to swim “au naturel.” (Don’t tell anyone we told you!)
Why we love it: The rocky path leads to a sand dune; when we reach the top, we marvel at the view.
You should go: When other beaches are a bit too windy, count on Shell Beach to be tranquil enough for swimming and sunning.
Why we love it: The tiny shells are so pretty. In winter, we come to watch the sunset.
St. Jean Beach
You should go: To see the up close-and-personal view of the little planes flying in – it’s so St. Barth.
Why we love it: It’s where all the action is, especially on Sundays at La Plage.
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