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“Beautiful Views!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Toiny Coast

Toiny Coast
St Barthelemy
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San Clemente, California
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“Beautiful Views!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This coast is very scenic and beautiful. It is difficult to access the beach as it may a long walk. It's a great area to rent a convertible and drive along enjoying the view!

Visited August 2013
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North Carolina, United States
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“Best Surfing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This is the place to surf when in St. Barts. Not one of the widest or nicest beaches on St. Barts but definitely the place to surf.

Visited June 2013
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South Wales, NY USA
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“Natural Pools hike & swim”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The reward is worth the effort, with some cautions for non-hikers !

This is not a casual stroll on a planned, constructed level trail, it requires some climbing and stepping skills on rocky and loose surfaces on parts of the trail, and to get down to the shoreline, and back up to the trail. Make sure you bring water, and wear enclosed outdoor footwear, no open toed flip-flops, or beach slip-ons.

The hike from the car park to the pools takes about 30-35 minutes.It starts with a path to the beach from the carpark, then go right along to the end of the beach where the trail starts to elevate up to the cliffs above the shore. One in your party should have a cell phone for emergencies as there are no services or homes in this area of the St. Barths coastine.

Views from the trail and cliffs above the shore are spectacular. The pools are cyrstal clear to swim or snorkel in with a maximum depth of about 8 ft, but mostly waist deep. When swimming be aware of the spiny urchins in rock crevices.Their spines are sharp and break off easily, and slivers can be hard to remove from under the skin.

The pools are protected tidal pools and have some unusual volcanic rock formations and colors around them. There is marine life in the pools such as juvenile reef fish, small corals, and urchins.

They are a great relaxing reward at the end of the hike. I'm looking forward to going back again !

Visited April 2013
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Toronto
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“Swim in the natural pools”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

We've been to St. Bart's many times but this was our first time hiking from Grand Fond to the natural pools. It's a must-do. The hike is along the rugged rocky coastline. The views are beautiful. You go passed the "washing machine", beautiful deserted tiny beaches, see lots of goats and then you reach the natural pools. They're the best part of the hike for sure. They're breathtaking. You can swim in them and hear the large waves crashing against the huge rocks that shelter the pools. It's like something in a movie.

Toiny Beach is one of our favorite as well. It's one of the few that has lots of trees for shade.

This area is a great area to explore.

Visited April 2013
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New York City, New York
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“A Moonscape”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Though the vegetation is starting to be seen, this is moor like a moonscape than St Barth's.
Starting to be heavily built eastern end, used only to have Le Toiney and wasa something one could miss.

Visited February 2013
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