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Favorite Beaches #171871
10/03/2018 01:24 PM
10/03/2018 01:24 PM
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Portland, OR
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I was asked on another thread what my favorite beaches are. So as to not hijack that thread, I said that I would start a new one in response to the question. My top favorite beaches, not necessarily in order, are:

Anse Marcel
Petite Plage (Grand Case Beach Club)
Grand Case Beach
Friar's Bay
Little Bay

All of these beaches generally have very gentle wave action, which is why I like them. I think that also may be true of Le Galion, but there's nothing there just now as far as amenities/services go.


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Re: Favorite Beaches [Re: jazzgal] #171879
10/03/2018 02:16 PM
10/03/2018 02:16 PM
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Baie Rouge
Mullet
Baie Longe
Happy

Re: Favorite Beaches [Re: jazzgal] #171882
10/03/2018 02:55 PM
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Without any doubt.........
Mullet
Simpson Bay Beach - all of it
Friars Bay Beach
Anse Marcel Beach if it’s ever rebuilt at the former Beach Club
Grand Case Beach Club beaches


Respectfully,

pat



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Re: Favorite Beaches [Re: jazzgal] #171885
10/03/2018 03:05 PM
10/03/2018 03:05 PM
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Maine
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I have only been to about eight or ten beaches so far, so for as far as i have been.......

Orient
Friars
Happy

Wish list....
Mullet
Cupecoy
Baie Rouge



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Re: Favorite Beaches [Re: jazzgal] #171896
10/03/2018 06:21 PM
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Orient
Mullet
Friar's
Anse Marcel (once restaurants, etc. are rebuilt)
Little Bay

On our very first visit, they were dredging in Little Bay, so we drove around the island and visited every beach, just to check them out. We were amazed at how beautiful they all were. Our favorites tend to combine great beach with access to good food and services.

Re: Favorite Beaches [Re: jazzgal] #171898
10/03/2018 06:53 PM
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Orient, Cupecoy, Dawn Beach and Baie Rouge...


Live your life the way you meant to live it!
Re: Favorite Beaches [Re: jazzgal] #171900
10/03/2018 07:14 PM
10/03/2018 07:14 PM
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Auburn, WA
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Didn't know this was an open invitation for others favorite beaches and not just yours. Since others have made theirs I'll do the same.
Mullet
Orient
Flamingo/SBR

Re: Favorite Beaches [Re: jazzgal] #171902
10/03/2018 08:23 PM
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Northern Michigan
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Little Bay, Mullett, Kim-Sha in that order for us now .


Dolfer

Re: Favorite Beaches [Re: jazzgal] #171916
10/04/2018 09:21 AM
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Mullet, and simpson bay beach...

Re: Favorite Beaches [Re: jazzgal] #171918
10/04/2018 09:43 AM
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Cupecoy, Simpson Bay, Grand Case


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Re: Favorite Beaches [Re: jazzgal] #171921
10/04/2018 10:02 AM
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Central Florida!
Simpson Bay
Mullet
Orient


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Re: Favorite Beaches [Re: BillandElaine] #171923
10/04/2018 11:01 AM
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Asking about a favorite beach is like asking a parent who their favorite child is. The easy answer is to list them all. And there are quite a few. Cupecoy seems to have the clearest and cleanest water. It's just that the beaches need more sand. Simpson Bay is terrific. The sand reminds me of the kind we have here on Long Island. Orient Beach, close to where the Palm Beach restaurant was, had great little waves. But our two favorites are Mullet and Plum Bay. They both face the south with the sun in front of you and are very scenic. Just be careful of the rocks on the shore at Plum Bay. Dawn Beach and Friar's are also great. Are there any bad beaches to stay away from? We love 'em all !

Re: Favorite Beaches [Re: jazzgal] #171929
10/04/2018 01:52 PM
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For us it is Mullet, Happy Bay,Cupecoy!!!





Re: Favorite Beaches [Re: jazzgal] #171947
10/04/2018 06:29 PM
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We go to Cupecoy more than any other, and now with Dreams closed I expect that we will make more trips to La Playa. Simpson Bay is another favorite. All for different reasons and based on weather and our mood that day.
Cheers!


I prefer the Isle seat
Re: Favorite Beaches [Re: jazzgal] #171968
10/05/2018 12:37 AM
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Virginia
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Simpson Bay, Cupecoy, Mullet, and Orient

Re: Favorite Beaches [Re: jazzgal] #171991
10/05/2018 12:54 PM
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There is not a bad beach on SXM, all are beautiful in their own unique way but we fell in love with Le Galion a long time ago.

Re: Favorite Beaches [Re: jazzgal] #172002
10/05/2018 06:33 PM
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Cincinnati area
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Depends on my mood, the weather, but these are my favorites, in order..
Orient
Cupecoy
Happy
Maho
Rouge
Mullet
Gallion
Don't get to Simpson often, but very nice.


Paradise is an island in the Caribbean!
Re: Favorite Beaches [Re: jazzgal] #172005
10/05/2018 07:50 PM
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I'm really surprised that Friers hasn't come up very often. Must be due to all the small rocks that are frequently on the beach. Or the smell on some days because of direction of the wind.

Re: Favorite Beaches [Re: jazzgal] #172016
10/06/2018 05:08 AM
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Little Bay
Cupecoy
Bai Rouge

Re: Favorite Beaches [Re: jazzgal] #172018
10/06/2018 07:48 AM
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Mullet
Orient
Simpson Bay

I will add the note, that I like them from my front row chair looking outward.
I don’t much care for rows of chairs and businesses on any (save a basic shack beach bar for renting chairs/umbrella, and buying cold drinks and something off the grill.

Re: Favorite Beaches [Re: SXMScubaman] #172029
10/06/2018 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
I'm really surprised that Friers hasn't come up very often. Must be due to all the small rocks that are frequently on the beach. Or the smell on some days because of direction of the wind.


Friars Baie Beach and the Friars Baie Beach Cafe have been on my personal favorites list for as long as I can remember. I’ll be the first to admit those little stones as you enter the water can bectroublesome but the food at the Cafe more than makes up for the momentary discomfort. And in absolute honesty, over all the years we’ve been going there we only once experienced the odor and yes, it was definitely unpleasant. But again, the food and the atmosphere (along with the burning incense inside the restaurant) more than made up for the momentary unpleasantness of that odor the one time we experienced it. Can’t wait to get there again........


Respectfully,

pat



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them."
Re: Favorite Beaches [Re: jazzgal] #172031
10/06/2018 12:07 PM
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We love Plum Beach, it faces directly west so great sun and sun sets. Very private and palm trees are beautiful

Re: Favorite Beaches [Re: jazzgal] #172042
10/06/2018 12:59 PM
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South Coast of MA
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Mullet
Plum
Guana ( for Boogie Boarding)


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