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Grand Cul de Sac Beach

St Barthelemy
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Type: Beaches
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- Apr 22, 2014
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Oslo, Norway
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189 reviews 189 reviews
46 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This spot is probably the windiest on the island but it is a good spot for kite surfing, and other water sports. You can often see turtles around. It is good as well for families but one should stay away from kiters. We've stayed on the beach of the Guanahani Hotel and spent a great time there.

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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Grand Saline is an odd beach for St Barts, it's completely protected from the waves by a reef so it's mill pond flat and consequently very popular with wind surfers and others. It's a nice beach to wander along and has two good restauarants on it as well as two hotels and a new one being constructed. This is a... More

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New York City, New York
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112 attraction reviews
292 helpful votes 292 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The beach is narrow, and replete with wind and coral but watching the kite surfers plying their trade is fun.

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329 reviews 329 reviews
102 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I would make sure you venture out to this spot and others on the island St barts is incredible love it !!! try also to venture out to smaller quieter parts

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Miami, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

The reef is shallow and is well protected by the bay. This makes it a fantastic place to have some wáter sport adventure time, ie kayaking, kite surfing.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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166 reviews 166 reviews
57 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Very shallow almost lagoon like water off of narrow beach. Kids would love splashing around. Great for water sports. Enjoy watching the wind surfers, kite surfing etc. 2 beachfront restaurants also there

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Boston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Great place for every water sport you can think of, but not one of the beautiful beaches on St B. for that, I like Saline.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Less pristine than Governeurs Beach and more industrial that St Jean's Bay, Grand Cul de Sac is worth a day at the beach, with lunch at La Gloriette. It is less inviting for swimming and walking due to the construction and boat moorings. La Gloriette Restaurant makes it worth a visit.

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Rhinebeck, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The beach is a very narrow strip with buildings very close to the water- too close, it seems, to be ecologically sound. There are motor boats moored along the shore and it is a very shallow bay for a long distance. We walked out in knee level water for at least 20 minutes and still the water didn't get deeper.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

This is the place to go to rent jet skis, kite surf etc. There are a couple of casual restaurants too.

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