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Are the beaches around Coco Bay natural?

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Are the beaches around Coco Bay natural?

We were thinking of staying at the Coco Bay resort/hotel in the near future and were wondering how the beaches are and if the beaches are natural. We thought I read somewhere that the beach by the Coco Hotel is man made. If we were staying at the Coco Bay resort/hotel, what beach would be used by the guests? It looks like Coco Beach is on one side and another, no name beach, is on the other side near another hotel called Cocos. Then there is Ffryes beach and Darkwood beach a little further away. One of the reasons we are asking is we would prefer clear water and would like to snorkel. We are also curious about the mosquitoes and beach flies. We've heard they can terrible by some people and other people haven't had issues. I imagine it depends on the wind.

Any information that can be provided would be greatly apprecaited.



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Lincoln, United...
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1. Re: Are the beaches around Coco Bay natural?

1 side of Cocobay is Valley Church Beach and the beach where the hotel have their sunbeds is Little Ffyers Beach and along from that is (big) Ffryers Beach, non are man made that I'm aware of. We have been to Cocobay 4 times, but some of the local experts on here may be able to advise of that. Yes the sand flies are bad if you don't put on repellent etc and stay off the beach at dusk you should be ok. Coco's Hotel is at the other end of Valley Church and the beach the other side of Coco is Jolly Beach. Hope this helps. Great Hotel and we had 4 fantastic holidays there, but trying Galley Bay this year

Edited: 3:12 pm, March 20, 2014
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2. Re: Are the beaches around Coco Bay natural?

All natural beaches. The beach the guests use is called Little Ffryes. Then it's followed by Ffryes then Darkwood.



Lincoln, United...
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3. Re: Are the beaches around Coco Bay natural?

meant to say if you put on repellent, not don't put it on

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4. Re: Are the beaches around Coco Bay natural?

Thank you all for the information. This is very helpful. It's not completely clear on the resort websites what the beach situation is. We will definitely bring bug repellent.

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5. Re: Are the beaches around Coco Bay natural?

All the beaches mentioned above are natural and beautiful. Would suggest you try them all during your stay but do not expect much snorkelling off any of them. Fish live where they can feed and pure sand offers little or no food for sea life at the bottom of the food chain and no small fish means no larger ones either..

The sand is so fine that it hangs in suspension in the shallow water making it seem milky and giving fantastic turquoise colour. Afraid you will have to take a boat trip to find better snorkeling spots but there is plenty of choice.

Edited: 8:49 am, March 22, 2014
Lincoln, United...
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6. Re: Are the beaches around Coco Bay natural?

AI H - my profile picture was taken on Valley Church Beach with Cocobay in the distance.

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