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St. Barts has some of the Caribbean's most beautiful beaches (Anse), and alot of them (22 in all). All are public and most are seldom crowded. Some may require a ride down an unpaved road, a boat ride, or a short hike, but all are worth the trip. Below are descriptions of some of the more popular beaches in St. Barts - click the beaches with links for more information and photos.
Look for this symbol on the St. Barts Map to find beaches.
Anse du Gouverneur
One of the most beautiful and popular beaches on the island. On the south coast, minutes form Gustavia.
Anse de Petit Cul de Sac
The fringing reef that protects this large bay ensures calm water.
Located on the southeastern coast, which is often called the “cote sauvage”, the beach of Grand Fond is covered with beautiful white coral rocks.
Marigot Bay Beach
The small cove of Marigot is on the southern coast and is lined by coconut palms, offering plenty of shade
A unique and beautiful beach, it owes it's name to the thousands of sea shells found there.
A popular beach for local surfers, located next to the Toiny Hotel on the southeastern coast.
Anse des Flamands
A beautiful and pristine white sand beach.
Anse du Grand Colombier
On the very northwestern tip of the island, this beach is known for it's beautiful sunsets.
Anse du Grand Cul-de-Sac
This beach is on a calm shallow lagoon, perfect for swimming and watersports. There are several fine resorts and restaurants here.
Anse du Grand Saline
On the southern coast. The walk through the dunes to this unspoiled beauty is a memorable one. A large beach, excellent for swimming, it is said to be the locals favorite (see photo above).
Anse de Saint Jean
This beach has lost some of its size in the last few years due to storms, but there are excellent accommodations along it. Near the airport.
Anse de Lorient
A large beach for swimming and surfing.
In the Spirit of St Barths (Icons)
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