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Colombier Beach

St Barthelemy
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming, Hiking
Description: Relax on this shady, isolated beach - after that 30 minute walk to get there from the main road, you'll need it.
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Puerto Rico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Quite pristine beach. It was quite empty as it is low season. Great snorkeling on the reef and saw plenty of starfish right on the middle of the bay. Bring water for the hike and some food if you plan to stay a while. We did the hike from Flamands and it's not that bad if you are of normal... More

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Kannapolis, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Of all the beaches on St. Barthelemy, this beach is our favorite due to the beautiful scenery and the calm waters. As many people have said, it is a hike to get to. If you are a fit person, you won't mind. If you are not fit but do not have difficulty walking and climbing stairs, you will probably find... More

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Cannes, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I was there with my husband. The hike is long and tedious but the beach is great. Very secluded feeling. Bring water as there is no shade. Saw several people, mostly couples, sunbathing completely nude. This did not seem to bother the other 20 or so people sharing the beach with them. Great experience overall. I would love to go... More

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Manhattan, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Loved the secluded beach at Colombier. about a 15 min hike through slightly dangerous rocky terrain, but 100% worth the hike! Most beautiful crystal clear green blue water, pristine white sand and absolutely no distractions around. Perfect for honeymooners, non rowdy people and quiet couples. Not much shade provided because there are not that many trees, but the water was... More

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Quito
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Totally worth the 20 minute hike. Take a picnic basket and enjoy a beautiful sunset. Great snorkeling spot

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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

It is very secluded, you need to hike down 15 minutes (and 20 min upwards) but very few people, great for snorkeling. Make sure you take the equipment and a sun umbrella as there is no shade. Sneakers are more appropriate than flip flops to walk up and down. Enjoy!

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Oslo, Norway
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188 reviews 188 reviews
46 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This difficult to reach sandy beach is definitely one of the best in St Barth. Best way to reach it is by boat. It is a natural reserve surrounded by green hills and a villa owned by Rockefeller. Water is clear, the sea quiet and you encounter turtles and sea stars so bring your snorkeling attire or just wait for... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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146 reviews 146 reviews
45 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

It's not easy to get to, so always quiet. Some good shade. Most of all looks of marine life especially if you're prepared to swim out a bit. Very sheltered so sea normally perfectly flat.

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Toronto, Canada
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98 reviews 98 reviews
7 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Given the hike to get there, we thought we might be virtually the only ones there but the it was full of sailboats that had anchored in the bay which spoiled the view and actually made it quite busy. A very nice beach but we preferred Gouverneur and Saline and they were less work to get to.

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

This beach is absolutely the best on the island. It is a little isolated so you have to walk in. Park by Anse de Flamands rather than at the top of the hill. The hike up to your car at the end of the day is a killer!

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