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Anse du Gouverneur

St Barthelemy
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming
Description: You won't find crowds at this beautiful beach, but you won't find shade either, so bring an umbrella.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a wild beach with not too many people. It's not large but with excellent parking right next to the beach. The surf was good for swimming. As with any French beach be ready for topless women, some hot ;)

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San Francisco, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you have a car, this beach is a fantastic place to visit and due to its location, is quite secluded.

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Puerto Rico
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Beautiful beach! Perfect!!! Crystal clear water. Nice rocks on the side for snorkeling. Went on a Sunday and was very laid back. Great vibe. Limited shade areas so be advised.

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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

loved this beach, we went on a Saturday and it was not to busy, nice wáter, not rough, perfect to go with kids

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Hamilton, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This was a lovely beach, pristine and unspoiled, with an interesting surf action that reminds me of Waimea Bay in the summer. The surf crashes really close to the shore and creates a steep beach and a lot of motion. The waves are not suitable for body surfing. Aesthetically, it reminds me a bit of a mini version of Saline,... More

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Oslo, Norway
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236 reviews 236 reviews
69 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Located at the bottom of a green hill this amazing sandy beach is a gem in an almost virgin wild spot. Some parking spaces are available but they are limited. It is a public beach with no amenities. Bring your own chair, towel, food etc. and enjoy the beauty of nature.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
45 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Good open beach, quite sheltered, but not much shade and forget the umbrella because the on shore breeze always seems to be able to blow them away. Big waves are great fun, probably not so good for youngsters. A few people like to go totally nude. A bit off putting

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
8 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This beach has lost a little sand so it's not so steep as it once was. The waves can be fierce but on a good day it's a fun beach to have a dip in, bask in the sun and people watch. Families with noisy children tend to stay near the entrance to the beach, nudists tend to go to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Parking was tough and only got tougher as the day went on but the beach was completely worth it. In fact this was our favorite beach! Bring a lunch and an umbrella so you can stay the whole day. The further down you walk the more nudist it becomes but lots of family's on the first half

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Toronto, Canada
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98 reviews 98 reviews
7 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We settled on this beach as our favorite on St. Barths. Wonderful Sand, tremendous colour to the ocean and unspoiled surroundings make it a great place to go. If you like to walk the beach, you are better on Saline because Gouverneur has a slope which makes it less condusive to easy strolling.

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