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Lower Bay Beach

Address: Lower Bay, Bequia
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Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Lower Bay
Activities: Swimming
Owner description: This excellent beach is one of the highlights of Bequia.
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Activities: Swimming
Owner description: This excellent beach is one of the highlights of Bequia.
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Far preferable to the over-hyped and over-busy Princess Margaret Beach next door, Lower Bay is quiet and comfortable, with several inexpensive beach cafes behind it. There is shade under trees when you need it, the sand is golden and the swimming is good, with snorkelling at either end. You can walk there from Port Elizabeth along the Belmont shoreline to... More 

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Santa Barbara, Afghanistan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A nice long uncluttered beach that is very inviting to swim in. It is on the lower western side of the island.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Lower bay is a very quiet long golden beach. The main bar "De Reef' serves all the things you could possibly want. Delicious fresh food ! Very easy to get there by water taxi if your in the harbour otherwise local taxis. Very enjoyable to stay there all day.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We only made our way to Lower Bay a few times and every time it was extremely windy. The beach had quite a slope to it which made it a little difficult to lay on without renting a chair. Spent a fun Sunday afternoon at DeReef however enjoying lunch and a few beverages.

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Europe
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

One of the nicest beaches on Bequia. Good snorkeling and swimming. Dotted about are a few seaside bars serving good food and beverages. There is also a coffee shop and local store for supplies. Worth a visit.

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Regina, SK
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Lower Bay beach is longer than Princess Margaret beach, and if you would like to easily access it from there, they have built a new trail leading from one to the other, at the very end of Princess Margaret beach up a steep hill. I found Lower Bay to be a larger and longer beach, but much the same as... More 

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Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This beach is beautiful, and not crowded. A great place for a swim. Have heard from some people in the area there is a young girl and her family are known for theft from the tourists, while I've never had any issues, don't take any valuables or keep them on you.

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Payson, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Not that much different than Princess Margaret Beach, but many more options available for food and drink. Restaurants include La Plage, Keegans, Da Reef and Dawns. Beach loungers available for rent from most but I think Keegans was the least expensive....about $5 USD. It is the furthest beach from Port Elizabeth, about 2.5 miles, which includes some hill walking. Taxi's... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Absolutely pristine location. I was ecstatic that I could eat tamarind right off the tree. #islandlife

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

After what seemed like a mammoth hike in 35 degree heat this beach definitely lived up to expectations. The beach was well kept and clean and the water a beautiful clear blue. It is very good for snorkeling but you do have to swim out quite far. There are also a number of restaurants (only one of which was open... More 

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