Welcome to the island of Saint-Barthélemy, located north of the small Antilles and territory of incredible wealth in environmental and economic terms. High standing island by its prestigious services of restorations, shoppings and others …. It is also an incredible cradle of biodiversity for the fauna and flora.
You will also be amazed by the many beaches, the landscapes of hills (dreary) the culminating point is Morne de Vitet (286 m). Hiking and water activities are there ready for you to enjoy your stay.
Vous pourrez vous évader sur une plage ou faire le choix de profiter des boutiques et restaurants de luxe, un bon compromis que seul l’île de Saint-Barthélemy a le secret.
You can escape to a beach or choose to enjoy shopping and luxury restaurants, a good compromise that only the island of St. Barthelemy has the secret.
Let’s go to the discovery of these white sand beaches.
The beach of Anse Grande Saline is a large white sand beach located south of the island. The sea is not rough and you can enjoy the turquoise waters with family or friends. There are no restaurants / beach bar at this beach (except at the parking, “The Spirit”).
As this beach is isolated and apart with behind its salt pond and dunes, it will allow you a total change of scenery as soon as you take the path to reach it.
To get to the beach from the airport, head south to the island on the D209. The beach is located less than 10 minutes away from the airport.
A little before the parking of the beach you will see a large pond (ornithological nature reserve in particular).
Follow this pond on the left to reach the car park next to the restaurant. The parking is quite spacious and you will not have a hard time finding a place. Otherwise, you can opt to park on the side of the road by turning around.
Access to the beach is via a footpath at the end of the car park.
A few minutes of steps to arrive in front of a small hill to climb (difficult to access for people with reduced mobility). When you arrive at the top of the dune, enjoy the view all around you on the mountains, the pond and the beach in front of you.
Anse Grande Saline
Go down the dune and here you are on the beautiful beach of Grande Saline with the view in the distance on Coco Island. Bathing is not supervised
As the beach is not shaded it is recommended to have an umbrella.
Watch out for the harmful effects of the sun
Enjoy it and go discover it!
Ø Traffic on the island of St. Barthelemy: The island is not very big and you will not have any traffic problems. However, be careful of narrow roads and bends in uphill and downhill, some routes in the passes (cols) can be more delicate. Do not rush, you are on vacation!
Ø Equipment: Slides, swimsuit, towel, beach bag (knife, k-way, cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, anti-mosquito product).
– Accessibility: Easily by car, no disabled access and difficult access to the dune;
– Sunscreen mandatory because the beach is well exposed to the sun, think even of Lycras for children and adults;
– Most important thing, always a bottle of water per person and a snack in your bag.
Others: you can swim on the many other beaches of the island, the Governor’s Beach which is next for example. For the more adventurous, you can go hiking with the help of a guide (see the choice and link in our page of St. Barthelemy).
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