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Friars Beach #279338
04/01/2022 05:45 PM
04/01/2022 05:45 PM
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We finally got in the water!!😂

It was lovely!!

Lunch was great!!

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Re: Friars Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #279344
04/01/2022 07:40 PM
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Brookfield, CT.
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We absolutely love the food at FriarsBayBC. Glad you both were able to get into the water. My problem is never getting in but more like getting back out again. Safely!


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Re: Friars Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #279345
04/01/2022 07:41 PM
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Glad you were able to get into the water. I really like Friars Bay, just not crazy about the road to get there!


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Re: Friars Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #279347
04/01/2022 07:45 PM
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I just love Friar's!!😍. Thx for the pics!

Re: Friars Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #279348
04/01/2022 07:46 PM
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We've never been and I have no good reason as to why not! I will have to put it on the list for July! Is the road worse/better than the road to Anse Marcel? I always felt that one was a bit unsettling.

Re: Friars Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #279349
04/01/2022 07:47 PM
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It’s considerably worse, IMHO, either way in. But so worth it once there.


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Re: Friars Beach [Re: crsxm] #279350
04/01/2022 07:49 PM
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crsxm--the road to Friars is BUMPY. To me, much worse than Anse Marcel, which to me is just up and down and a little tiny bit scary, but a very smooth, good road overall. Friars is like driving on a cow path.


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Re: Friars Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #279351
04/01/2022 07:53 PM
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Ok, we will give it a try this year. It simply amazes me that no matter how many times you visit the Island, you can always find something new to try! And of course with TTOL, there's just endless information and always a quick reply or suggestion. Love it! Thank you.

Re: Friars Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #279352
04/01/2022 08:20 PM
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Auburn, WA
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I just don't like all the little pebbles in the beach.

Re: Friars Beach [Re: crsxm] #279354
04/01/2022 08:40 PM
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We were there yesterday in a Toyota Corolla and had no problem. You just move over to the other side of the road to avoid the potholes on your side.

Re: Friars Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #279355
04/01/2022 08:44 PM
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Another major issue between the two access routes to Friars is that those roads are unpaved in major portions or at least they were last time we were there, unlike the hillside road into AM which is totally paved all the way in. And the views on the way down to Ans Marcel offer some beautiful vistas although not so much on the way into FB.


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Re: Friars Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #279356
04/01/2022 09:13 PM
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The choice is yours ! Plenty of choices for sure .

Re: Friars Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #279357
04/01/2022 10:07 PM
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As others have said, the road to Anse Marcel is not filled with
potholes. It’s just steep with a few twists and turns. Lovely view.

Friars has a couple of sections with huge potholes, sometimes difficult to find a clear spot. It is worth it—-The beach and food are incredible!

It’s been windy with lots of surf, so it was pleasant
to find calm water with a nice restaurant.

Re: Friars Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #279380
04/02/2022 11:38 AM
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For Friars, just go in the Gutside route and park behind Kali's, short walk. Also, last times there no small rocks along the shore. My only wish for FBBC is lounge pads, other than that my favorite on island. Great vibe, great food and the staff is fantastic if you choose to let them be fantastic and treat them with respect.
TB


I prefer the Isle seat
Re: Friars Beach [Re: Todd] #279413
04/02/2022 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Todd
For Friars, just go in the Gutside route and park behind Kali's, short walk. Also, last times there no small rocks along the shore. My only wish for FBBC is lounge pads, other than that my favorite on island. Great vibe, great food and the staff is fantastic if you choose to let them be fantastic and treat them with respect.
TB


I get you. The spot is soo lovely (calmest beach I have ever seen) and the food.. yum. The lack of cushions for my weary bones not so nice but that is the case on the few beaches we tried outside Orient. Totally spoiled by Orient Bay Beach and those lux cushions, you bet ya! But we will so be back at Friar's Bay for the food (and might brave the cushionless chairs) no matter what. Gorgeous spot!

Re: Friars Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #279419
04/02/2022 10:54 PM
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I did see them put a couple of cushions on two or three seats.
I had already asked if they had them, and they said no—-
Still a great day!

Re: Friars Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #279422
04/03/2022 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by The_Lurker
I did see them put a couple of cushions on two or three seats.
I had already asked if they had them, and they said no—-
Still a great day!


Last time I was there, there were a couple of chairs with cushions. I asked about the cushions and was told they were privately owned.


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Re: Friars Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #279434
04/03/2022 11:17 AM
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We have been there, prior to Irma, when they had cushions. I think they may have charged for them, minimally, don't recall the charge but I know we got them.


I prefer the Isle seat
Re: Friars Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #279435
04/03/2022 11:43 AM
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If I’m remembering correctly, FBBC used to give you two chairs, an umbrella and a small table free with food and/or drinks but if you wanted the thick foam mats, at one they charged three dollars apiece although I think they did go up to five. But this was going back quite a few years and definitely pre-Irma. Once we started staying regularly at BSV we tended to go less and less to other beaches and FBBC became more of an awesome lunch spot rather than a beach day depending on the wave action at Simpson Bay.


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Re: Friars Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #279445
04/03/2022 02:13 PM
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Colden, NY USA
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Thanks for posting the pics. That beach does look calm. I'm basically a non-swimmer so may have to stop there for some beach time on our upcoming trip.


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