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“favorite beach”(26 reviews)
“santa fe”(8 reviews)
“beautiful beach”(26 reviews)
You won't find crowds at this beautiful beach, but you won't find shade either, so bring an umbrella.
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All reviews favorite beach santa fe beautiful beach an umbrella parking lot both sides beautiful sight st barths my favorite white sand beach clear water gorgeous place bring your own easy parking plenty of space saline shade
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Quiet and peaceful, you are in vacation...enjoy Not too many people ans also a nice place to do snorkeling on n the left side

Thank Rafy971
Reviewed 22 July 2018

This beach is absolutely beautiful. It’s very secluded, so we enjoyed the quiet of it. There are no restaurants or companies providing chairs and such, so come equipped. It was very rough the day we were there. I’m not sure if that’s the norm or...More

1  Thank Neely L
Reviewed 8 July 2018

This beach is a beautiful place. Unfortunately, while we were there the seaweed was so thick in the water that we could not get in to swim. The beach itself was relatively free of seaweed. The smell was quite bad also. Looks like it will...More

1  Thank Duke104
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Just got back from visit end of June 2018. Unfortunately the seaweed rumors are true. The beach is completely un-swimmable and smells terrible even to just sit there. We went to St Barths and got a villa within 2 minutes of Gouverneur specifically for the...More

1  Thank C J
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Peaceful, serene and just perfect - the beach is lovely and very easy to access from the parking. Less windy tthan Saline which makes it better for having brought lunch from Chez Maya's. Needless to say, never crowded and buzy, just ideal for some true...More

Thank magnus l
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Just visited my favorite (if that is possible) beach in SBH. Just to update, there was “seaweed” at the beach. From end to end arc of this lovely beach there was a small to moderate amount of it that prohibits entering the water. It was...More

Thank JFilardi
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

There are not many beaches in the world that have the feel of this beach. The cliffs on either end are high and the blue water beach in the middle are really perfect. There are never to many people on the beach and you really...More

Thank david862018
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Lovely, peaceful beach off the beaten track-up a hill, down a hill, round a hill, on and on, windy, windy and then-BOOM-there it is. Gorgeous. Enjoy. Gem, drive nearby for amazing sunsets

Thank TravelGoGoPro
Reviewed 3 April 2018

this year was impossible to stay for wind !the beach is very beautifull and cìlothing optional beach, but no organization ( bar , risto , chairs ombrella etc ) but beautiful for it !

Thank aldo i
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Gouverneur Beach 🏖 is spectacular amazing beautiful magnifique magique The water is crystal clear The sand is so white I recommend to go in the early morning so peaceful Bring your picnic too for a little lunch Nice for snorkeling

Thank Ovier
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17 February 2015|
Response from SirTravelLover |
Gouverneur beach is located on the South part of the island next to Saline beach. It is easily accessible via rental car or cab ride.