Anse de Grande Saline#6 in Best Things To Do in St. Barts
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All you need to enjoy Anse de Grande Saline are sunglasses and a smile – that's because this unspoiled beach is known for its nude, but discreet, sunbathers. This is a little ironic, because Grande Saline is also known for having inadequate shade (recent visitors suggest bringing an umbrella if you sunburn easily). You also won't find any restaurants in the immediate area, and visitors seem to like it that way, saying the vistas and surrounding scenery give beachgoers a break from modern civilization.
If you're interested in Anse de Grande Saline, you'll find it stretching along the southern coast of St. Barts. You can drive here by following Rue Lubin Brin from Gustavia or taking D209 east from Baie de St-Jean. If you're looking for a more lively beach or one with a variety of of water sports, venture to Anse de Grand Cul-de-Sac or Baie de St-Jean.
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#1 Baie de St-Jean
Perhaps it’s the brilliant aquamarine water or the glamorous sunbathers, but the Baie de St-Jean (or the Bay of St. Jean) could make you swear that you were basking on the French Riviera. This idyllic stretch is also a preferred spot for windsurfing or snorkeling (the reef-protected waters here are generally calm), and you'll find a few cute boutiques and bistros nearby for when you need a break from the water.
Some reviewers noted that it's also the most visited beach on the island, but grabbing a spot on the sand early will ensure you a prime people-watching position. It's also located right in front of St. Barts' small airport so you'll get an up-close view of the flights taking off and landing. Best of all, St-Jean is fairly easy to find. If St. Barts is shaped like an elbow, then imagine this beautiful beach located in the crook. Those looking for a more peaceful spot should look on the south side of Eden Rock, which separates the beach into two parts.
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