The Best Beaches on St. Barths
A quieter beach with bright blue waters great for snorkeling and swimming. This beach has relatively few visitors and possesses exquisite views of other islands. Waves are often strong but the scenery is unique.
One of the largest beaches in St. Barts, Flamands has several shady palms to catch a break from the sun. There is a hotel and restaurant right on the beach. The rougher waters, though rarely harzardous, make it a great beach for surfing and boogie boarding. A family favorite!
St Jean Beach
St Jean Beach is the island's most popular beach. Eden Rock just out into the St. Jean Bay and divides the beach into two beaches. The smaller side, very calm and sheltered, is great for young children. The larger side houses several hotels, restaurants, and other activities. The calm waters make it a great beach for snorkeling.
This reef-protected beach remains a relatively undiscovered gem of the island. It is located on the north side of the island and has great views of the reef and fishing boats. This beach is seldom busy as it remains relatively undiscovered by tourists!
Easily accessible by foot, Shell Beach is a unique beach for the island of St. Barts as it is the only beach "in town," in the heart of Gustavia. Restaurant "Do Brazil" is located right on the beach. The calm waters of Shell Beach are strongly appreciated after a day of shopping and exploring in town.
Petit cul de sac
Nestled in the northeast corner of St. Barts, this beach is a favorite gem of locals, undiscovered by most tourists. This beach has calm waters, beautiful white sandy beaches, and is good for snorkeling.
Located on the southeast side of the island, this relatively untouched beach is popular for surfers.
This relaxing beach, which also serves as a port of call for fishermen, is located on the western shore of the island. The calm waters make it an ideal beach for families.
A pathway leads to Saline, a very secluded beach. Since it is more secluded, don't be surprised to find Saline Beach is one of the more popular nude beaches in St Barts. The unprotected rough waters and wind differentiate this beach from the others on the island. There are no services on this beach so make sure to bring your own food, chairs, and beach equipment if you visit.
Marigot Bay Beach is a narrow beach within a small cove and is exceptional for swimming and snorkeling. The beach is seldom busy because it is rarely visited by tourists, due to its size, but visitors can catch a break from the hot sun in the towering palm trees that line the narrow beach.