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Address: St. Jean, St Barthelemy
Activities: Swimming
Description: The island's most popular beach, best known for its white sand beaches and...
The island's most popular beach, best known for its white sand beaches and calm waters perfect for swimming and sailing.
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Watch the Planes Landing

Just overhead, the small planes come in from Puerto Rico, St Martaan, and Antigua. Although St Barth's is renowned for its scary airplane landings, the pilots are quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Mark W
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Boca Raton, Florida
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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Just overhead, the small planes come in from Puerto Rico, St Martaan, and Antigua. Although St Barth's is renowned for its scary airplane landings, the pilots are quite experienced. In the plane, it seems easy.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great Beach the Most Famous on the Rock.. it seats not only Nicky Beach but Also the Eden Rock. Bring your own towel and enjoy of the View of the Airplanes taking off from the local airport..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is a nice beach next to the Eden Rock hotel and the water was beautiful. Can bea bit rough when windy but perfect for wind surfers. Some stranger hotels houses in the middle and can be noisy as it is at the end of the runway.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is without question a beautiful beach and the "it" place to be in St. Barths. The planes flying in overhead, Nikki Beach for lunch, the shops, Eden Rock for dinner. But the beach is serene even with all the activity. The waters are calm for swimming and the sands are beautiful. Don't miss this one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

By "busy beach", I mean busy for St. Barth. There are many people that come to this beach but there is never a problem finding a nice piece of sand for yourself. Finding parking on the other hand... The sand is nice and the surf is calmer here than many other beaches. Good place for some actual swimming.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

awesome place, and close to shopping and other wonderful beaches and fantastic restaurants. We stayed at Eden Rock on the beach and it was simply put..spectacular

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Mobile, Alabama
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

If you want beach activities, other than surfing, this is the place for you. Lots of people, windsurfing, SUP, the occasional kite surfer out in the distance, and the periodic propeller plane taking off from the airport (the runway ends at the beach). There's a lot happening and a lot of folks to watch as they go back and forth... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Very nice beach with easy parking. There are places to rent chairs if you are so inclined. Sitting right next to runway fence provides view of takeoffs. Several spots to grab food or drink.

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Sarasota, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This little beach is very nice to experience as it is not to crowded and people are just simply in a good relax mood. Great way to spend an afternoon in St Barth.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Nice not big not too busy beach great white sand water and you can lay down enjoy the sun and just watch the air plains go on and off.

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