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“Second only” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lower Bay Beach

Lower Bay Beach
Lower Bay, Bequia
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Lower Bay
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Swimming
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Owner description: This excellent beach is one of the highlights of Bequia.
Colchester, Essex.
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80 reviews 80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“Second only”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Lower Bay is second only to Princess Margaret Beach. It's much longer with bits of old coral reef jutting up on the tide line and with quite good snorkeling to be had at the very far end. There are a number of pretty good eateries and bars too, which in season quite simply 'bop'. Out of season not all of them tend to be open though. A word of caution; there are a few manchineel trees lining the top of the beach adjacdnt to the road. These trees are toxic and the fruit (small, green and apple-like) are potentially deadly if eaten. Steer clear and don't shelter under the trees should there be a sudden topical shower,because the run-off from the leaves can cause burning or irritation. The trees do have warning signs nailed to them.
Lower Bay's great for a family day out of swimming and chillaxin' - lots of locals hang there too at weekends. It's okay to BBQ too. Another heads up: in season during regatta time, the road down to the bay is closed off from traffic, otherwise it'd be rammed. The hill down is pretty steep though not too long. After a day on the beach and time in the bars, however, it might be a bit more of a challenge getting back up.

Visited May 2014
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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best Beach inthe world!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I counted 20 people at the most on the beach at any one time during our stay. Nice choice of eateries for any budget. Keegans, Dawns, nothing fancy but good food, good beer and peace and quiet.

Visited March 2014
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Bath, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Nice beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

lovely beach, white sand and calm waves. Its a shame there are people trying to sell you t shirts and stuff on the beach

Visited July 2013
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Montreal
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113 reviews 113 reviews
37 attraction reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Great Beach to SWIM, Chill, and Beach Comb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great spot to swim,and spend a relaxing afternoon, and drinks and food are readily available from a variety of restaurants. Use sunscreen, and drink plenty of water, as the sun is hot here

Visited June 2014
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Mississauga, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“The best beach on Bequia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Loved the look, the feel of the sand, the view, the way the sun rose and sank, the boats in the harbour - everything. If you want lots of action, go during Easter weekend when the regatta is in full swing. We went the day after and it was amazing how quiet and sleepy the entire island was. Just what we wanted. An easy $7 water taxi ride into Port Elizabeth for meals and souvenir shopping but really, we were so happy to be on 'our beach' that we didn't go very far afield. Lovely for snorkeling and swimming in the waves. Can't wait to return.

Visited April 2014
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