Famous Beaches in Caribbean

Caribbean is famous for its gorgeuos sea beaches. Good beaches with warm sun, crystal-clear waters, swimmable sea and fragrant sea air can be found on virtually every island of the Caribbean. Below I have listed some of the most popular sea beaches of Caribbean in a random order:

  • Shoal Bay (Anguilla): The stretch of silvery sand put Anguilla on the world-tourism map in the first 10 position. Snorkelers are drawn to the schools of iridescent fish that dart among the coral gardens offshore. You can take the trail walk from Old Ta to little-known Katouche Beach, which provides perfect snorkeling and is also a prime site for a beach picnic under shade trees.

  • Antigua: Antiguans two best pride are Dickenson Bay, in the northwest corner of the island, and Half Moon Bay, which stretches for a white sandy mile along the eastern coast.Most of the hotels aare located near the sea shore.

  • Palm Beach (Aruba): This superb white-sand beach put Aruba on the tourist map. Several publications, including Condé Nast Traveler, have hailed it as one of the 12 best beaches in the world. The only downside of this beach is that it is most likely to be touristy almost throught the year.

  • The Gold Coast (Barbados): Some of the finest beaches in the Caribbean lie along the Gold Coast of Barbados.

  • Cane Garden Bay (Tortola, British Virgin Islands): One of the Caribbean's most spectacular stretches, Cane Garden Bay has 2km (1 1/4 miles) of white sand and is a jogger's favorite. It's a much better choice than the more crowded Magens Bay beach on neighboring St. Thomas.

  • Seven Mile Beach (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands): Lined with plush resorts, this beach is known for its array of watersports and its translucent aquamarine waters. Australian pines dot the background, and the average winter temperature of the water is a perfect 80°F (27°C).

  • The Dominican Republic: There are two great options here: the beaches of resort-riddled Punta Cana at the easternmost tip of the island, or those at Playa Dorada along the northern coast, which fronts the Atlantic.

  • Grand Anse Beach (Grenada): This 3km sandy beach is the  most famous of Grenada. Although the island has some 45 beaches, most with white sand, this is the most popular one. There's enough space and so few visitors that you'll probably find a spot just for yourself. Most of the island's best hotels are within walking distance.

  • Seven Mile Beach (Negril, Jamaica): In the northwestern section of the island, this beach stretches for 11km along the sea and is backed by some of the most hedonistic resorts in the Caribbean. Not for the conservative, the beach also contains some nudist sections, along with bare-all Booby Cay offshore.

  • Diamond Beach (Martinique): This bright-white beach stretches for about 10km. It faces a rocky offshore island, Diamond Rock, which has uninhabited shores.

  • Luquillo Beach (Puerto Rico): Luquillo is a vast sandy beach opening onto a crescent-shaped bay edged by a coconut grove. Coral reefs protect the crystal-clear lagoon from the often rough Atlantic waters that can buffet the northern coast. Much photographed because of its white sands, Luquillo has a snack bar, picnic areas with changing rooms, lockers, and showers.

  • St-Jean Beach (St. Barthélemy): A somewhat narrow golden-sand beach, St-Jean is the gem of the island, reminiscent of the French Riviera. Reefs protect the beach, making it ideal for swimming.

  • St. Maarten/St. Martin: Take your pick. This island, divided about equally between France and the Netherlands, has 39 white sandy beaches. Orient Beach is most popular -- not because of its sands, but because of the nudists.

  • Canouan (The Grenadines): Most of the other beaches recommended in this section may be crowded in winter. But if you're looking for an idyllic, secluded stretch of perfect white sand, head for the remote and tiny island of Canouan, one of the pearls of The Grenadines, a string of islands lying south of its parent, St. Vincent. You'll have the beaches and the crystal-clear waters to yourself, even in winter.

  • Tobago: For your Robinson Crusoe holiday in the southern Caribbean, head to the little island of Tobago. Even Trinidadians fly here on weekends to enjoy the beach life. It doesn't get any better than Pigeon Point, a long coral beach on the northwestern coast.

  • Grace Bay Beach (Providenciales, Turks and Caicos): These 20km (12 miles) of pale sands are the pride of Provo; the beach has been named the "World's Leading Beach" at the World Travel Awards for 4 years running. The beach is fringed by a reef with fabulous snorkeling.

  • Trunk Bay (St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands): Protected by the U.S. National Park Service, this beach is one of the Caribbean's most popular. A favorite with cruise-ship passengers, it's known for its underwater snorkeling trail, where markers guide you along the reef just off the white sands; you're sure to see a gorgeous rainbow of tropical fish.

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