Fodor's Expert Review Anse de Grande Saline

St. Barthélemy Beach Fodor's Choice
Saline Beach, St. Barthelemy, Caribbean

With its peaceful seclusion and sandy ocean bottom, this is just about everyone's favorite beach and is great for swimming, too. Without any major development, it's an ideal Caribbean strand, though there can be a bit of wind at times. In spite of the prohibition, young and old alike go nude. The beach is a 10-minute walk up a rocky dune trail, so wear sneakers or water shoes, and bring a blanket, umbrella, and beach towels. There are several good lunch restaurants near the parking area, but the beach itself is just sand, sea, and sky. The big salt ponds here are no longer in use, and the place looks a little desolate on approach, but don't despair. Amenities: parking (no fee). Best for: nudists; swimming; walking.

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Grande Saline, n/a St. Barthélemy  97133, St. Barthélemy

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