Saline is the most beautiful and the most famous beach in St. Barths.
From the shore, you cannot see any building: no fancy bar, no posh restaurant, nothing. Just the wild beach and you.
Saline Beach never really gets crowded, as the island is too small to have actual crowds. But it is a true luxury, early morning, to come there for a nice swim.
More than once, I've been able to be the only one there. This long, beautiful, renowned beach was just mine!
It is okay to do nude sunbathing in Saline, but it's better if you do it on the far sides of the beach. Indeed, the middle part is where the trail arrives from the parking lot and you do not want to make families feel uncomfortable. Even if nobody really cared.
Again, early morning, it is just a couple of people here and nobody minds if you swim naked in this pure Caribbean blue water.
Vive la liberté !
My tip: Bring a bottle of water if you are planning on staying for long, as there is no store on the beach. Nothing!
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Sunbathing in the Warm and Shallow Waters of St Barths
It is such an easy flight to St Maarten or directly to St Barths on Tradewind Aviation. The bicultural French and American feel is what makes the island so very special: French food and wines together with a "savoir vivre," English is spoken everywhere with a nice French accent, and you can find gorgeous local and international designer clothing for shopping on the rare rainy days.
All kind of water sports are available, so you don't have to lie lazily in the sun all day and dream your life away.