Big Sand

St Vincent & the Grenadines

One of the best beaches on the island, Big Sand on Richmond Bay is around half a mile north of Clifton. It has plenty of white sand and brilliant blue waters, with forest-covered mountains as a backdrop. It's an easy walk from town.

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