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“shipwreck bar”(28 reviews)
“sea urchins”(20 reviews)
“black sand”(22 reviews)
A clean and friendly beach where a variety of sea life, including squid and sea urchin, reside.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a couple of amazing days at shipwreck bar enjoying strawberry daquaries, bbq ribs and lots of snorkeling along the reef, shout out to the godfather just a short walk down the beach ✌️bless

Thank francine d
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Ok this is not the picture card perfect Caribbean beach with large wide white sand and hundreds of Coco trees, but it has so much charm. Large beach with patches of both white and black sand, very good snorkelling, great beach bar to cover all...More

5  Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

I still remember the first time I came to this gem of a beach....there was no peninsular road so a family friend took us in their boat. It looked like a scene from a Bounty advert! Paradise!! Fast forward many years and much has changed....More

3  Thank Jasmin S
Reviewed 21 June 2018

What was once a pristine secluded beach with white sand and clear water is now a collection of beach shacks and trash. Save time and stay at Frigate Bay.

4  Thank TX_Tommyboy
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Our family enjoyed South Friars Beach. It was beautiful. The ate lunch at the Ship Wreck Restaurant. The staff was delightful and food was very good. We will come back!!

Thank GrammyTL
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is a beautiful beach we went to the other week while cruising. It has a “natural pool” just in the back. Great for snorkeling. We asked the taxi to stop at Turkey Hill to take a few pics. (Which has a great view btw)....More

5  Thank Jljigi
Reviewed 10 June 2018

We had never been on a black sand beach before coming here, but the kids still enjoyed it. The sand was very soft. I would recommend water shoes due to sea urchins, but we didn't see any. The beach is very narrow, there isn't much...More

3  Thank Frequentflyermama
Reviewed 31 May 2018

We enjoyed our short visit to this beach, as part of our Greg Safaris tour. There seemed to be a lot of families there so it is well suited for that. The beach is somewhat protected in the end near Carambola but their is a...More

2  Thank Paul D
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Probably the most typically Caribbean beach, good bar & free sunbeds, lovely warm sea but can get some big waves, stick to left hand side - take heed not to go to the right past the basketball in the net, there is a rocky reef,...More

1  Thank Renee194
Reviewed 8 May 2018

My fault - should have looked more into it but I'm not one who enjoys being sandwiched in between rows of beach chairs. Others in my group thought is was the best beach of the trip. Depends on what you like.

1  Thank Erin D
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Bella L
16 August 2018|
Response from Tonette P | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how much driving you plan to do. We were on a cruise stop and only travelled from the port to South Friars and back by taxi. A car rental didn't make sense for us.
Chris L
31 July 2018|
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Response from ItchyfeetDorset | Reviewed this property |
Approx 15-20 drive. Enjoying the scenery we didn't worry. After passing through the port security, walking into the main shopping square, we arranged our mini bus. Price depended upon how many in the mini bus. It didn't... More
14 April 2018|
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Response from Tonette P | Reviewed this property |
There are several taxis waiting at the port. You can share a van with others or there are smaller vehicles for singles or couples. You can arrange a return pick-up with your driver and pay him on the return to the cruise... More