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“A hike to tear your guts out”
Review of Colombier Beach

Colombier Beach
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St Barts Ferry Transfer from St Maarten
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Owner description: Relax on this shady, isolated beach - after that 30 minute walk to get there from the main road, you'll need it.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A hike to tear your guts out”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

In order to reach Colombier Beach you need to hike down a goat path cut along the side of a steep mountain side. The view is breathtaking and the trail well kept and interesting: a couple o iguanas were startled by my presence and a big land turtle graced my path. The beach itself is beautiful but there is no shade. White sands and crystal clear waters. The hike up will tear your guts out.

Visited July 2013
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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful but be prepared!”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

This beach is worth the trouble but you need to know a few things before heading there on foot.
There are two different trails that will take you to Colombier. Both take about 30 minutes.
The most rugged trail starts high above Colombier near the stone monument/viewpoint. This one is rugged, rocky and steep in places and I recommend a bottle of water for the walk as well as tennis shoes. One couple passed us in flip flops and I have no idea how they kept their footing!

The second trail begins at the end of the drive at the Flammands hotel, Auberge de la Petite, where you will find a Colombier beach sign like others at St. Barth beaches. This trail is much flatter and winds for the most part along the hillside with views of Flammands and nice breezes. A group of small, white butterflies led me most of the way!

Whichever trail you choose, be sure to bring a bottle of water for the walk and a beach bag with everything you will need for the day. once you get there you won't want to run back to the car for something you forgot!

This beach is different than other St. Barth locations - rocks to explore and great water for swimming. It's worth the trip!

Visited July 2013
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North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful Hike”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

20 to 25 minute hike to this beach by land. Wonderful adventure to this destination by foot. Also available by boat. Take half a day to experience this journey. Note some parts of the trail are rocky and have steep steps.

Visited June 2013
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37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Worth the hike”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

As everyone has said, the hike is between 20 and 30 minutes, but not a difficult hike. Great beach for walking, best snorkeling on the island according to husband. Only negative, after noon the winds pick up and it gets windier as the afternoon progresses. Now, by windy, I mean the sand flies and gets all over you, in your mouth and eyes, in your food and drinks, you get the idea. Just be aware and get there early. We wanted to return here another day, but decided we didn't want to make the walk and have it windy once again. Remember to bring water, food, chairs, whatever you may need there are no facilities and no shade.

Visited June 2013
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South Florida
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Beautiful & Secluded!”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

We hiked to this gorgeous beach twice; once from the upper trail which was quite the hike, especially walking back, and then we took the trail from Flamands which was much easier and the views were spectacular! We spent the majority of the day here and brought enough food and water for such. The snorkeling was nice...one of the best spots on the island. The water is clear and calm. The beach was mostly deserted besides two other couples and some sailboats anchored out from the beach. This is definitely a must do while you're on St. Barth!

Visited June 2013
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