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Cam N
Los Angeles, CA198 contributions
Aug 2021
Its like swimming in an aquarium! Not since Cabo at the Playa de amor beach has there been such clear waters that teem of tiny aquarium fish.
The beach here is a picture perfect place. Its modern working clock tower next to the decaying red fort structure next to a green space park where steel drum musicians play relentlessly in a gazebo next to stalls of local vendors of island wares is the quintessential Caribbean niche of flair ,fun and festivity. But the beach there is the real gem and cherry on top.
The island is just a shadow of what it was in better days before the virus or so say the natives. The only place to find and buy a post card is at Nestor's variety store, and these are few and far between and well worn as well!
The Catholic church of St Patrick is down the block of main street and a small cemetery sits right in front. The sole inhabitant there too is a colorful rooster and his group of hens that peck about.
But the tiny angel fish, and blue and yellow neon fish are the real highlights here and make for an incredible swim, no snorkels needed.
Written September 12, 2021
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redb651
Andover, MA93 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
My family’s first time visiting this beach. It was really shallow and clear, so my kids could easily spot sea life. The bottom is a mixture of sand and rocks—not sharp rocks but enough of them that wearing water shoes isn’t a bad idea. Beach was very clean, and we basically had it to ourselves.
Written July 4, 2022
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Stuart B
Deal, UK1,656 contributions
Oct 2019
Thisis a nice beach easily accessable form the town and criuser docking pier. It is fairly rocky so not the most accessible and is quite small, none the less very nice, especially if you don't want to stray too far from the cruise ship.
Written November 3, 2019
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#becourageous
80 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
Close to pier, close to shops, close to center of town and quaint. I love the tourist variety at this beach. Some sand is missing since Maria....wear beach shoes. Black beach stones can be easily seen and collected. At night, watch all the crabs come on shore. Walking distance to Niaja"s oil shop for island souvenirs.
Written January 13, 2018
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Pwarnick
91 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Very difficult to get to - cross broke stone pathway requiring skill, go through the creek up sand mounds or walk down the narrow road. Local men offer weed and grog. Beach is very rocky and the water is very hard to enter and exit. Music blasting from distorted speakers. Invest your time in exploring other beaches.
Written December 28, 2019
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Jason L
Hartford, CT78 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
We squeaked in a visit to this beach on our cruise 5 years ago. It's so easy to access from the port. If you're on the island for any length of time there are many other choices but for a quick visit it is fantastic. We ate our lunch here on our way to Sandy Point on this trip (found a little pull off from the road a bit further down the road from the fort). Beautiful.
Written January 22, 2019
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GeneG547
Detroit, MI357 contributions
Feb 2018 • Family
The good: The beach is right in downtown Fredricksted. So its the closest beach to the ship pier. The hurricanes tore up the walkway, but it's manageable. The bad: while the beach is sand, the water is all rocks - mostly small and very slippery, so it's difficult to get into the water without flip flops. Right after the rocks is seaweed - so it really isn't a great place to swim. The wind made the sand hit us so hard it felt like we were in the middle of a desert sand storm.
Written March 4, 2018
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MSkinner
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada561 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
Our cruise stopped here for a short while. Given the time constraints, we just got off the ship, walked around, and spent some time at the beach. The beach was very nice, but according to the locals, it's not as good as it was (or will be). Cruise ships are now coming (rerouted from other stops that were hit harder from the hurricanes), so they won't be able to fully repair the beach until April or May. They'll be bringing in normal island sand, and pushing all the stuff there now, back out into the ocean.

Even with all the damage, they're trying to recover as quickly as they can. There's no longer any restaurant along the beach area, but there was a group of people that set up a tent, 3 BBQ's, and were selling drinks / beer / etc from set up tables. We always try to support the locals, so definitely had some cold drinks - and they were reasonably priced. And even though we had all the free food you could want on the ship - just a couple hundred yards away - I bought the local BBQ chicken. And it was REALLY GOOD!! Definitely recommend that!

They also had washrooms and changerooms there, so that's always helpful on a beach.

The downtown area looked like it was a beautiful spot pre-hurricane. It was sad to see all the closed shops and damaged buildings. But I'm sure they'll be repairing it all as quickly as they can.

Even with everything, the views out into the ocean were amazing. Just an incredible colour of blue.
Written February 15, 2018
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rdheath01
Columbus, OH38 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
After eating at the nearby grill and pub, we decided to take a quick dip before heading back to the condo. Nice waters and sand, but mostly just rocks under the water. Still enjoyed the brief dip. I imagine it would be more crowded during season.
Written June 20, 2017
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muchfuntotravel
Massachusetts405 contributions
Feb 2017 • Family
The walk to this beach from our cruise ship was scenic and nice. We were able to explore tidal ponds along the way too.

The water is clear and warm. However, there were a lot of rocks in the water and it made getting in and out very challenging as some moved with the waves.
Written April 19, 2017
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