The beaches of St Barts

Discover the most beautiful beaches of St Barts


The island of Saint Barthelemy is known for its luxury villas, its yachts and sailing, and its gourmet restaurants, but above all for its breathtaking white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and fiery sunsets. St. Barths is also a weddings destination in an idyllic setting. The island flourishes with native flora and fauna, and visitors can enjoy nature in all its glory, from palm trees to tropical flowers. St Barths has more than 20 beaches including some of the best in the Caribbean, each more beautiful than the next. Let’s take a tour of the most magnificent beaches of St Barth


st barth sunset


Shell Beach


Shell Beach is located in Gustavia, just a short walk from the center of town. An ideal place to visit if you are on the island for just a few hours. Shell Beach is not a white-sand beach but instead is covered with small seashells, as its name indicates. You can also stop at Shellona, an oceanfront beach club and restaurant, to enjoy a sip a cocktail with friends or enjoy lunch with your feet in the sand, with a menu based on Mediterranean cuisine.


shell beach st barth

Courtesy of Shellona


Flamands’ Beach


The beach in Flamands is the largest on the island. White sands and turquoise water create the charm of this magnificent beach. If you are on your honeymoon, we recommend a spa day at Cheval Blanc Isle de France, where you will be transported to heaven on earth, and can admire the view of the bay of Flamands.


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Definitely one of our favorites, the beach in Colombier is a tropical paradise, only accessible on foot or by boat. The bay of Colombier is located in the island’s nature reserve, allowing snorkelers to admire the marvels of the underwater world. Take time to enjoy this tropical paradise by planning a full day of doing nothing on one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Tips: Contemplate the last rays of the sun by sipping a glass of champagne before returning to Gustavia by boat.



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Saline’s beach


Total tranquility awaits on a wide stretch of white sands, as Saline is a beautiful beach that remains preserved and undeveloped. From the parking lot, a sandy path leads right to the beach. When leaving, be sure to stop for lunch at Grain de Sel and enjoy local cuisine with a Creole accent.


Saline beach




Marigot Bay is a superb spot, a true haven of peace. After hurricane Irma, so much of the beach has disappeared it’s hard to put down a towel. But stop for a photo op, you won’t be disappointed!


Discover Villa Thelma

Perched on the top of Marigot hillside, villa Thelma is a luxurious 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom property, offering breathtaking views on Marigot Bay.


Gouverneur’s beach


On the southern side of the island, this bay is a true delight. Preserved and undeveloped, the beach in Gouverneur is one-of-a-kind. The turquoise blue of the Atlantic Ocean is breathtaking and celebrities come here seeking tranquility. Dive under the waves and marvel at the beauty beneath the sea. The villa belonging to Roman Abramovich, one of the largest properties on the island, sits close to the beach.


gouverneur beach st barth



St Jean – Pelican


The most festive beach on the island.

With a magnificent view of Eden Rock and its promontory, Pelican Beach is the home of the legendary restaurant, Nikki Beach, known for its fabulous Sunday fun. There’s also Gyp Sea, a new beach bar and restaurant where you can spend the entire day on a chaise lounge in the shade of a parasol, with a pause for delicious cuisine.


beach of st jean

Courtesy of Gypsea Beach


St Jean – Airport


Windsurfing, paddle board, and other nautical activities are on the menu.

In addition to being THE postcard-pretty beach for the island, with its white sands and turquoise waters, this part of St Jean is ideal to practice all kinds of water sports

For lunch with your feet in the sand or a drink at a beach bar, you have your choice of Pearl Beach, Lil’Rock, or the legendary Eden Rock.


Lorient’s beach


The beach in Lorient is popular with locals, especially families who enjoy small pools created by the coral reef. It’s also one of the best surf spots in St Bart. Stop by the colorful surf shack to sign up for a class.


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Grand Cul de Sac


Welcome to the lagoon in Grand Cul de Sac. A lagoon with shallow, crystalline water, which is home to many sea turtles. This is also the island’s spot for kite surfing. Don’t forget your GoPro.


grand cul de sac st barth


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Toiny’s beach 


Located on the most undeveloped coast on the island, the beach in Toiny is a paradise for surfers. We recommend a visit to the Toiny Beach Club, the oceanfront restaurant at the Relais Château Le Toiny. A true tropical paradise.



Grand Fond


The beach in Grand Fond is not recommended for swimming as there are many rocks and outcroppings in the water. But it’s a wonderful place to walk along the rocky shore with the wind in your hair. It’s also the point of departure for the hike leading to the natural pools of Grand Fond.


beach of grand fond st barth


The ocean here houses a wide variety of coral, and St Barthelemy is one of the most abundant sites in the French Antilles, with 51 species of marine life, including sponges, gorgons, sea urchins, mollusks, crustaceans, and fish. The nature reserve of St Barth covers 1,200 hectares of marine park.



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