St. Barts Beaches
Even though it is a small island, there is an array of beaches on St. Barts. Each beach is public and covered with beautiful white sand. There are many resort and luxury hotel covered beaches on St. Barts, but tourists will also find isolated, quiet beaches here as well.
Shell Beach is centrally located in Gustavia. The beach’s shore is surrounded by calm waters and is a great spot to relax after a day of touring and shopping. Adventurous tourists can cliff-dive at Shell Beach. A popular restaurant, the Do Brazil Restaurant, is a great place to enjoy an affordable meal or drink while staring out at the sea.
Grand Cul de Sac
Shielded by a coral reef, the calmest waters on the island can be found here. Many families vacation here since the water is fairly shallow. This is a great spot to enjoy sailing, kiteboarding, and windsurfing. There are numerous hotels, restaurants, and vendors sponsoring water sport excursions on this beach.
St Jean Beach
More people visit this beach on St. Barts than any other beach since it is located near numerous restaurants and hotels. It is a great spot to enjoy snorkeling. The Eden Rock Resort, sitting on rocky ground, separates the beach into two distinct sections. St. Jean Beach is a great destination to relax.
Flamands Beach, one of the largest beaches on the island, is a great destination for boogie-boarding and bodysurfing since a safe, rolling surf can be found off the shore. The popular La Langouste Restaurant and the Hotel Ile de France are located on the beach.
Crystal clear waters, perfect for snorkeling and swimming, can be found off the shore of Gouveneur Beach. This beach is also usually free of large crowds. Tourists can enjoy breathtaking views of St. Kitts, St. Eustatius, and Saba from the shore of this beach. Sections of Gouveneur Beach permit nude sunbathing.
A short road leads to Saline Beach. Nude sunbathing is permitted on sections of this beach. There are no restaurants, services, or large shade providing trees located on this beach. Since the water is rougher off the shore of Saline Beach, visitors who want to swim should take proper precautions.
Colombier Beach is more isolated than other beaches on St. Barts since it is only accessible by a boat leaving Gustavia or a short hike from Flamands Beach. This beach is also referred to as Rockefeller Beach. It is a great location to enjoy privacy, swimming, and snorkeling. Beachgoers planning to spend the day on the beach should be prepared because there are no services on the beach.