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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Queensbury, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My husband and son spent hours body surfing and playing in the waves while I read my book. Beautiful area, nothing commercial around, super great swimming (no sign of seaweed anywhere). One of the highlights of our trip.

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Bromont, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
47 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Beautiful beach but no service. Bring umbrellas, food and sun block. Nice white sand and a lot of space. Nice waves but be careful undertow is present. Good snorkel. Encassed between two small mountains. Surrounding is wild: one side is green, the other side is dry and full of cactuses (probably due to prevalent winds and where sun hits) .... More

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Englewood, Florida
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43 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Gouverneur is easy to find though parking can get very tight on a busy day. The walk to the beach is short once there and the appearance is just terrific. The setting is completely unspoiled and the water and sand look amazing. The shape is like a small horseshoe. It is largely uncrowded but with a bit younger crowd than... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Beautiful beach with excellent scenery. Parking can be a bit of a problem at times due to the small parking lot.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The entrance from the parking area onto the beach says it all. Soo beautiful. It's the only bit of shade you will find though. Secluded and beautiful just the way I like it. No bars or restaurants or public restrooms. Saw some topless but not all. Nice mix of locals and tourists. There was a big drop off after entering... More

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Naples, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Hands down the most perfect beach I have been (and we live on the beach). There are no facilities, so be prepared. But worth a 1/2 day at least, with lunch at Santa Fe on top of the hill.

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