Plage de Lorient


With calm waters at its eastern end and gentle surf at the western end, this coral-reef-cradled curve of golden sand is one of St-Barth's most family-friendly beaches. The reef is ideal for snorkeling amid friendly barracuda, sea turtles and rays. The nearest place to rent surfboards and snorkeling gear is Hookipa in St-Jean.

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1. Plage de St Jean

0.97 MILES

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2. Plage de Saline

1.32 MILES

Secluded Plage de Saline is the most photogenic and serene of all St-Barth's beaches. Bookended by rocky hillside, this sweep of golden sand is ideal for…

3. Plage de Grand Cul-de-Sac

1.36 MILES

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4. Plage de Gouverneur

1.56 MILES

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5. St Bartholomew's Anglican Church

1.82 MILES

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6. Plage de Toiny

1.84 MILES

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7. Fort Gustave

1.91 MILES

Built in 1787 by the Swedish as one of three forts to protect the harbor, this site today has the remains of a vaguely bottle-shaped lighthouse along with…

8. Shell Beach

1.92 MILES

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