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Lorient

St Barthelemy
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Type: Beaches
Traveler Description: Eglise de Lorient, is the site of St Barths' first French settlement. Lorient has a 19th C Catholic church plus a post office, shopping and two... more »
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

While this is not the best beach on the island, it is our favorite place for lodging and here's why: A very nice, picturesque, long sandy beach, beautiful ocean views, affordable villas and small hotels (compared to other beaches), very uncrowded, good snorkeling, and walking distance to grocery stores and restaurants. Why is it not more popular? The only reason... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

One of the less traveled beaches on the island, it is worth the visit. We returned to this beach time and time again not only for the view but also for the fine small restaurants in close proximity.

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atlanta
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98 reviews 98 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

a charming village with a couple of food stores. The little fish store on the road has fresh and good fish.

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new jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We were in st. maarten for a week vacation and being so close to st. barths had to visit. we are parrot heads and heard about st. barths from a famous or infamous bar by lorient beach called Autour Du Rocher. We explored the island with little help, since they predominately speak french. the also didn't seem to want to... More

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New York, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Very quiet little beach in Lorient and was close to my house in Marigot Bay. Only locals around. Lots of young surfers around for the weekend in a competition.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This is the most underrated beach on this island. Why? Because Les Salines and Gouverneur are more spectacular, and L'Anse des Flamands is backed by upscale hotels. But, unfortunately, scenic as these beaches are, they have deficiencies. The surf is so rough that unless you are a USCG rescue swimmer or a professional lifeguard, good luck trying to swim at... More

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New York City, New York
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420 reviews 420 reviews
112 attraction reviews
315 helpful votes 315 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The town is old and funky and not too overbuilt. The Rothschild acreage at the western end is still intact which protects the town. Traffic can be tough.

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falmouth ma
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Here is one for you. I plunked my wife on the beach. Set up my rented chair! (You rent beach chair in St Jean for $30 a week!) I walked over to the mini mart. I bought a beautiful apple and a beer. Walked back ..wife topless. Heaven!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Jojo burger is conveniently placed, is a surfers and local neighborhood quick eatery. I stopped after shopping at the supermarket right next door. I had a hamburger which was accompanied by slices of a small tomato, pickles and french fries. The fires were thinner and crisp. the ketchup is tart and good. i did not try the mayo. It was... More

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Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This beach does not have the usual island sand, more like finely ground coral. It is very comfortable to walk on and sun bathe on; it's just a little different. Lots of boats moored (picturesque) so the swim area is narrow. Not a problem, though. Love this beach!

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