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Bequia's Best Beaches
The beaches of Bequia are white sand, some are secluded, and all are clean and uncrowded. The waters are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, sailing, diving, and other water sports.
Belmont Walkway skirts the harbour. The thin strip of Belmont Beach seperates the water from a number of popular restuarants and bars along the harbour front. It has been described as one of the most pituresque harbours in the Caribbean.
Princess Margaret Beach is just down from Port Elizabeth on the leeward side of the island . This beach is a lovely ribbon of golden sand and is so named because Princess Margaret enjoyed a dip there in 1958.
Lower Bay is nearby, and is a popular, expansive beach. There are a number of very good, and reasonably priced, bars and restaurants, making it a favourite venue both during the day and in the evening.
Friendship Bay is a short ride from town, and it is a long, wide sweep of beach, with excellent conditions for diving, sailing and snorkeling.
Moonhole is on the most southern tip of the island. A private nature reserve featuring a number of free form homes. The beach is sheltered and secluded. Driving downpast the airport the road turns into a dirt track through thick foliage. There is space for limited parking at the entrance to the Moonhole property right along side the beach. Ideal for swimming, plenty of shade. Just a few minutes walk from Moonhole properties.
Hope Bay is north of Friendship, and is a remote, picturesque beach. It is difficult to get to, but that makes it all the nicer! There are no hotels or bars nearby, so bring a picnic. It has rather shallow waters and a long line of breakers from the Atlantic Ocean; this makes it ideal for body surfing and windsurfing.
Spring Bay is a bit further north and it is romantic and very secluded. There are acres of tall palm trees, the working plantation and hotel of Spring.
Industry Bay is located just above Spring, and is inaptly named! There is no heavy industry anywhere on the island.
Park is a short walk around the corner from Industry, and it is another palm-shaded, undeveloped sandy beach. It is also home to the Oldhegg Turtle Sanctuary.
Bequia in Brief
Bequia is a lush tropical island created millions of years ago by volcanic activity under the ocean. Green, hilly, surrounded by secluded coves and white sand beaches it has successfully avoided the over commercialization of most of the larger Caribbean islands. Off the beaten track it is little harder to reach than many other islands which has served it well. Bequia retains a genuine charm and taste of West Indian life that is not easily found in today's Caribbean of large resorts and cruise ship terminals.
At just seven square miles in size Bequia is small enough to be friendly yet large enough to be interesting. A host of activities are available to visitors from SCUBA Diving and fishing to day sails and yacht charters. There are a handful of small hotels on Bequia, mostly family run. You won't find any resorts or large chain hotels, rather friendly first class service from a family run business. Many visitors opt to stay in villas or apartments. From luxurious 4 bedroom villas with pools to self catering one bed apartments there is something for every budget.
Bequia's Port Elizabeth has been described as one of the prettiest harbours in the Caribbean. A favorite anchorage for yachties in the know from all over the world. Why not come and see for yourself? Discover the hidden Caribbean and relax in paradise...
Lying just nine miles to the south of St. Vincent, Bequia is the largest of the Grenadine islands - a compact seven square miles. Her history has been deeply entwined with the sea for generations. The age-old traditions of boat-building, fishing and whaling are still evident.