St. Barths is not your everyday laid back, go slow, Caribbean island. The streets bustle with shoppers and cars clog the streets of Gustavia. But if you know where to look you can find a few places where all that disappears.
One of those places Colombier Beach.
The French name for this stunning beach is Anse de Colombier, and it’s pronounced “Co-lum-be-á”. It’s accessible only by sea or a 25-minute walk along a winding trail from Flamand. I highly recommend the hike, it offers amazing views and some hair-raising sections that narrow on huge cliff-side overhangs.
Colombier Beach was our anchorage during the second day on St. Barths during our sail on the Sagitta of Island Windjammers. My heart was a little sad because we didn’t stop at Saba to do some exploring, instead we opted to spend two days on St. Barths. That disappointment subsided once I put feet to sand.
Colombier is an integral part of the Marine Reserve on St. Barths, this protection keeps the beach in its raw authentic form. No hotels, no shops, no hustle and bustle–just unadulterated Caribbean beauty. A Castaway’s paradise.
I tried to capture some of that beauty in this Island Lime Video. It’s just the sound of the waves rolling ashore, the trade winds blowing down from the hills and the boats anchored in the bay. It’s the closest thing to actualling being there.
Colombier Beach, St. Barths – Island Lime Video
Here are a few still photos from our day on Colombier Beach.
Have you been to Colombier on St. Barths? Tell us about your experience!