White sand beach, Bay de Kanumera, Île des Pins, New Caledonia, France
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One of the island’s most popular bays, Kanumera provides an idyllic mix of stunning white-sand beach, sparkling and shallow blue sea and—when cruise ships are anchored offshore—a vibrant mix of local handicraft and food stalls. Located just a five-minute walk from the cruise ship passenger jetty, it’s a perfect spot for swimming, snorkeling or sunbathing. The historic Sacred Rock, a few meters away from the beach, offers even more gorgeous fish and coral.