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Bequia has a wonderful, varied, assortment of beaches for swimming, snorkeling, and sunning. Their best feature is you will never find a crowd! Below are some of the beaches Bequia has to offer. Inquire locally for current conditions and characteristics, as they can change due to weather and other factors. If you plan to hike to a remote beach, let someone know where you are going and ask for directions. One other note, nude and topless sunbathing are against the law. Sunscreen, hats and cover-up are advised and drink plenty of water, to remain hydrated. Enjoy! 

Advert. "Ruff and Ready Hiking" - Discover Bequia on foot. Hikes for all ages. Hikes of one hour or more, anytime. contact: "Bushman" Brent Gooding 784-495-2524

Advert.  "Nature Walks and Hiking Tours" see the natural side of Bequia w/ Francoise & Martine. 784-457-3898 (Fr. & Eng.)

Advert. "All Around Bequia Tour" Sabine 784-593-9241 slbequia@gmail.com (Ger. & Eng.)

Beach  Characteristics
Hope Bay hike in, semi-secluded, body surfing, white sand, picturesque, no facilities, some shade
Ravine Bay hike in, secluded, rough surf, dark sand, blow hole, picturesque, no facilities, some shade
Friendship Bay easy access by vehicle or walk, restaurants, beach bar, white sand, snorkel sites, picturesque, shade
Tony Gibbons Bay
(Princess Margaret Beach)
short walk over bluff or down rough road or water taxi, no facilities, generally calm, white sand, picturesque, some shade, popular spot but not crowded, good swimming, some snorkel
Lower Bay easy access via walk, boat, or vehicle, Sunday fun, restaurants, beach bars, meet other people, white sand, generally calm, snorkel sites, some shade
Industry Bay (Crescent Beach) hike or vehicle, semi- secluded, restaurant/beach bar,  snorkel sites, white sand, shade, picturesque, generally calm
Spring Bay hike or vehicle, semi- secluded, occasional facility, snorkel sites, white sand, shade, picturesque, generally calm, somewhat shallow
Park Bay hike or vehicle, semi- secluded, turtle hatchery,  no other facilities, snorkel site, white sand, shade, windy
Rocky Bay Water taxi, dive boat, hike, rocky shore, good snorkel, semi secluded, some dive boat traffic, no shade
L'Anse Chemin difficult access- hike or dive boat, rocky shore, secluded, experienced snorkel only, some shade, remote
Athneal Ollivierre Beach vehicle and short walk, near airport, no facilities, white sand, semi- secluded, generally calm, clear, and shallow
Belmont beach walkway, sandy bottom, boat traffic, best swim near end of walkway, some snorkeling there, harbor views, generally calm

 Here are a few beach pictures from around the island to "wet" your appetite.

The shallow coral at Friendship bay The rugged east coast and Hope bay Industry bay
Keyhole -Tony Gibbons Beach Sunday at Lower Bay Princess Margaret Beach
Ravine Beach above the Blowhole Princess Margaret beach The Beach at Ravine
Secluded Industry Bay

Don't miss a visit to the
Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary

Playtime at Lower Bay
 

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