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Grande Saline Beach

Anse de Grande Saline, St Barthelemy
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Type: Beaches, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming, Birdwatching
Traveler Description: Have been to Saline Beach many times. When the wind is calm, it's great. When it's windy, the water can be very rough and sand will beat you up. No... more »
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This beach is never crowded. That is a huge plus for me. That said, it is absolutely gorgeous and has some of the clearest water and best scenery in the west indies. You need a cab to get here from port and its about 10-15 minutes drive. Its a short walk, probably about 10 minutes, to the beach but that... More

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Agrelo, Mendoza
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

the waves and the size of this beach made this beach climb among the top 10 in our world beach list! no restaurants so you need to take your wáter & food but beautiful to walk and swim, lots of energy, do not leave St. Barths without seeing Grande Saline

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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

It's an immaculate beach, the water is calm and blue and beautiful. It's a known topless location with some nudists sprinkled here and there so not a children friendly place. If you an American tourist, please don't walk on the beach staring at half naked people like you are in a zoo, it's very very rude.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The walk from the parking lot was a little long and somewhat difficult - but when the beach revealed itself - WOW!!

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The drive to This beach was smooth and the parking was easy, be aware of the smells before you get to the beach, it's the lagoon side and it's not pretty. But once you get here, the beautiful scenery, the white soft sands and warm sun, it's all worth it. Its a small walk with a little hilly rocks but... More

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Hamilton, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Your first indication as to how magnificent this beach will be comes from the entrance pathway, lined by palm trees and culminating in a rocky ascent over a small dune. Saline is one of the largest beaches on St. Barths with powder-soft white sand and turquoise waters. It is one of the few beaches to have a consistent surf adequate... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

One of our favorite beaches in the island. There is a little hike before getting to the beach, but it is WORTH IT! Make sure to bring some snacks and water (or beer) !

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Southport, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Amazing secluded beach with beautiful water, sand and landscape. The short hike to get to the beach is well worth it. One of the best in the world.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
36 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This beach gets early sun and is long enough to do a couple of circuits in the morning go before 7am and the beach will be yours.

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Getting to Grand Saline requires a walk up and along a rocky path but when you reach the top and see the first glimpse of the sea.... WOW. Grand Saline beach is long and quite deep but choose your spot carefully. Turn left and you're amongst the familes and those too lazy to walk along the beach. Turn right and... More

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