One of the best things about the island of St. Barts
is that you don’t have to get off the water to enjoy its beauty and partake in the scene. Not only is it a beautiful Caribbean island, but there are also many different beaches that you won't want to miss out on visiting with Boatsetter
. Many of the restaurants and beach bars have docks, so you can pull up on your boat, enjoy your meal and your cocktails, and sail away again when you are finished. Sounds like a boating dream, right? Check out our must-visit beaches and let us know what you think!
[caption id="attachment_7814" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Colombier Beach[/caption]
A secluded white sandy beach, Colombier is the last beach on the island, and it can only be reached by boat or by hike. It is merely an expanse of beach and surf that is an excellent spot for snorkelers due to the giant starfish that like to hang out in the bay. If it is in the offseason, you may find that you sail up to a completely empty beach. The waters are relatively calm at this beach making it an ideal spot to glimpse a sea turtle.
[caption id="attachment_7815" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Fourchue[/caption]
This tiny little island between St. Martin and St Bart’s that belongs to St Bart’s, however, the interior of the island is privately owned. The only thing that appears to reside on the island are a few goats, but there are mooring balls where you can find anchorage. The small beach is a bit stony, but it is an excellent place for snorkeling.
[caption id="attachment_7816" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Shell Beach[/caption]
Please make use of the busy harbor at Gustavia, and take a short walk to shell beach which gets its name due to the multitude of unique looking shells that can be found in the sand. Enjoy the azure waters or grab a bite to eat in one of the beachside restaurants. If you tire of swimming a shell searching, take a moment to watch the cliff divers or search the sunbathers for celebrities.
[caption id="attachment_7817" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Gouverneur Beach[/caption]
Since the drive to this beach can be a bit of a chore, the best way to visit is to sail there! This is typically one of the least crowded beaches on the island, even in the midst of tourist season, but beware one end of the beach is clothing optional. There aren’t any eateries in the area of this beach so pack a snack before heading out.
[caption id="attachment_7818" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Toiny Beach[/caption]
Since the currents at this beach are a bit too strong for swimming, it is better to get a good look at these waters from the safety of your deck. It is a favorite spot for surfers and offers an excellent view of the surrounding hills.
[caption id="attachment_7819" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Corossol Beach[/caption]
Make anchorage near Corossol for a picturesque view of a traditional fishing village. The red roofs of the buildings are snuggled amongst the lush green vegetation making for a stunning backdrop for the cobalt waters. It may be the perfect place on the island for enjoying the sunset.
St. Barts is a stunning destination that is best viewed from your boat. Plus, with so many places offering anchorage, you don’t have to miss any of the swimming, snorkeling, eating, or beachside cocktails.