Colombier Beach
Colombier Beach
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Relax on this shady, isolated beach - after that 30 minute walk to get there from the main road, you'll need it.
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  • LAkins
    Atlanta, Georgia26 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Paradise a little lost
    First visit back to Colombier since the hurricane. We hiked from the Flamand beach access. Good trail and a mix of reasonable elevation. Recommend this over the strait down and straight up trail from the Colombier overlook. Wear what you like, but there's not a lot of margin for wearing flip flops. The rocky trail offers good views and a few goats and turtles along the way. We loved this beach during our previous visits, but 36 mourning balls have changed the remote feel of the area. The hurricane also broke up much of the Rockefeller stone dock. We were looking forward to revisiting the paradise when the "landing crafts" began their shuttle service to shore. Imagine 30 high schoolers on an adventure...with their boombox. Then there is the lunch on the beach service including tents, tables and chairs. I'm sure there are still some quiet days but this trip it was too crowded for our taste. Worth visiting for the view and imaging the area before "paradise lost", but we didn't stay very long.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 June 2023
  • Gotravel20
    Pennsylvania188 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing beach
    We ended up doing the longer hike from the view point above as we were not aware of the other access road. It is quite steep and slippery while going down and you have to basically slide down the last few steps(at least I did). The beach was worth the effort. It was pristine. There were a few boats that were around and very few people on the beach. There are no facilities. The climb up was strenuous and we had to take a few breaks. I would not recommend this if you are not a fit person.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 21 June 2023
  • Chris M
    Hopewell, New Jersey88 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great hike and beautiful beach
    We took the trail from Flamands and loved it. The trailhead is pretty easy to find…just stay on the road head west through Flamands until it ends with a barricade in the road. From there, it is a one mile single trail (no forks in the road or anything like that) to the beach. You’ll have views of the ocean for just about the entire hike, which I would rate as moderate. There are a few inclines but nothing strenuous. Some amazing rock formations. Oh, and lots of goats. Plenty has been written about the beach itself. It’s stunning and secluded and worth the visit. Be sure to pack water, snack, and lot of sunscreen.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 October 2023
  • bpbuckeye
    United States33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Beach in St Barth
    We spent a lovely morning here and found it to be our favorite beach on the island. Very swimmable with gentle surf, clean sand, lots of interesting rock formations for pictures and many little coves to spread a blanket and chill. A little more difficult to reach than the other beaches, but worth it.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 February 2024
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Dream599261
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
I have been to columbier beach via boat, and it is beautiful. This review is about the hike/path from Flamands.

After reading a ton of reviews, my husband and I (mid forties) were confident that we would be fine on this “easy” trail. We are both pretty fit and walk miles a day when at home and hike frequently. I am recovering from a broken ankle and am not as stable as I was before I broke it. This is not a trail, this is a path that goes along the edge of a mountain with steep drops. There are multiple points in which you literally need to jump from one rock to the next and if you slip you will be tumbling to your death. We happened to go when it was raining and that made it even more dangerous.

I think it’s extremely important to note that the hike itself is not overly hard. The issue with it is that there is a cliff next to you almost the entire time. Any instability (surgery, the wrong shoes, rainy weather, windy weather, elderly, young children, etc) makes this hike much more dangerous than let on by most reviewers. Really consider if this is a good fit for you or your family before taking this hike.
Written 7 May 2024
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bpbuckeye
United States33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We spent a lovely morning here and found it to be our favorite beach on the island. Very swimmable with gentle surf, clean sand, lots of interesting rock formations for pictures and many little coves to spread a blanket and chill. A little more difficult to reach than the other beaches, but worth it.
Written 22 February 2024
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Chris M
Hopewell, NJ88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We took the trail from Flamands and loved it. The trailhead is pretty easy to find…just stay on the road head west through Flamands until it ends with a barricade in the road. From there, it is a one mile single trail (no forks in the road or anything like that) to the beach. You’ll have views of the ocean for just about the entire hike, which I would rate as moderate. There are a few inclines but nothing strenuous. Some amazing rock formations. Oh, and lots of goats.

Plenty has been written about the beach itself. It’s stunning and secluded and worth the visit. Be sure to pack water, snack, and lot of sunscreen.
Written 10 October 2023
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Gotravel20
Pennsylvania188 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We ended up doing the longer hike from the view point above as we were not aware of the other access road. It is quite steep and slippery while going down and you have to basically slide down the last few steps(at least I did). The beach was worth the effort. It was pristine. There were a few boats that were around and very few people on the beach. There are no facilities. The climb up was strenuous and we had to take a few breaks. I would not recommend this if you are not a fit person.
Written 21 June 2023
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LAkins
Atlanta, GA26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
First visit back to Colombier since the hurricane. We hiked from the Flamand beach access. Good trail and a mix of reasonable elevation. Recommend this over the strait down and straight up trail from the Colombier overlook. Wear what you like, but there's not a lot of margin for wearing flip flops. The rocky trail offers good views and a few goats and turtles along the way. We loved this beach during our previous visits, but 36 mourning balls have changed the remote feel of the area. The hurricane also broke up much of the Rockefeller stone dock. We were looking forward to revisiting the paradise when the "landing crafts" began their shuttle service to shore. Imagine 30 high schoolers on an adventure...with their boombox. Then there is the lunch on the beach service including tents, tables and chairs. I'm sure there are still some quiet days but this trip it was too crowded for our taste. Worth visiting for the view and imaging the area before "paradise lost", but we didn't stay very long.
Written 21 June 2023
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JPLO10
Peachtree Corners, GA33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
We ended up taking the more difficult hike not knowing there was another less strenuous option. The way down was fine and we enjoyed the beautiful beach. We did not have equipment but many were snorkeling. The hike back up was no joke so I’d recommend you find the easier trail if your endurance is lower. Wear good shoes, I slipped several times going down and my shoes were pretty good. The trail is rough.
Written 2 April 2023
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mingfatsai
Grand Island, NE4,390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
There are multiple approaches to reach this beach and the one from Flamands Beach offers a lot of drama, some you may enjoy, some you may not. I can’t speak to the other approaches. There is cliff exposure at points from the Flamands Beach approach and if you are wearing wobbly sandals or you are acrophobic, the walk can be a treacherous/intimidating (parking is limited as well). That said, there is great scenery and once you reach Colombier, you realize the walk was totally worth it. This is one of those ultra-special beaches in the Caribbean! It is very secluded, the water could not be more deeply azure and clear, and there is an amazing abundance of sea life. BY all means, take snorkel gear, even if it means lugging it through the hot, dry scrubland to reach this amazing place. It IS the nicest beach on St. Barth, and you will regret leaving when the time comes.
Written 22 January 2023
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Sara S
Urbandale, IA84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Beautiful beach with soft sand and stunning water. We hiked the goat path from the lookout point and while a decent effort on the way back up it was a short hike. We were glad to have a beach tent for some shade as there aren’t any shady spots.
Written 1 March 2022
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HappyTraveler1957
Wellesley, MA642 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Very nice beach, a 20 minute hike from the nearest parking area. Well worth the hike. (wear suitable footwear) Great views along the trail.
Written 22 February 2022
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Stuart
Indianapolis, IN3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Easy hike in, hard hike out. Very worth the views. Feel like I found a hidden tropical paradise. Don't miss it
Written 3 December 2021
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