Sapphire is a pretty white sand beach. Sea grape trees on the right side offer shade to beach goers; and sun worshippers can enjoy basking in the sun on the left side where trees are fewer. Iguanas and ducks are often seen on the left side close to a man-made pond. There is a water sports booth that offers wind surfing, kayaks and snorkel gear rental, as well as chair rentals. At the nearby marina you can rent jet skis or go parasailing. Sapphire is a great beach for relaxing and for enjoying water sports. A shallow rocky ledge and reefs on the right side offer good snorkeling. Food and drinks are available from a a small open air grill, drink vendor and from the nearby condo restaurant. Sapphire Beach Resort, Condos and Marina are all within walking distance of the Sapphire Beach shoreline.
Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina is my favorite place to stay. The beach is great. You are right on the beach!! I wish they still had the main bar & restaurant ( along with the one at the pool too). But, it is still by far, my favorite place to stay.
Awesome beach for relaxation and snorling
My gf and I came to this beach for the first time on August of 2010 she felt in love with it. If you're looking for a good snorkling place then swing to the right side of the beach it has many types of fish that swing in school and also school of squids. Swing toward the reef area and make sure you brig your floatation with you if you're not a good swimmer :). If I have to compare Coki Point with Saphire then Saphire would be my first pick. I would definely come back to it again in the future.
Snorkel-Snorkel Snorkel !!!
What a wonderful place if you enjoy snorkeling. Great for kids too as there is a reef very close to the shore on the right hand side! If you are an adult and are a good swimmer, go out about 150 yards on the right hand side and you will be greeted by some of the most beautiful fan coral I have ever seen in such vibrant colors! We had a beautiful day on this beach. Lovely shade on the right hand side! Caution to those who are a bit unsteady on their feet however. I just had a knee replacement and there is a significant "step down" at the shoreline when getting in and out of the water. I fell in love with this beach and will return each year!! The parking is abundant and we had a beautiful lunch at the Banana Cabana! Oh yes, we saw Iguana as well. I just love those critters!
Iguana - Oh My!
Got a spot under a tree for shade. Water was calm and enjoyable, spent too much time there (good idea to get out the water and re-apply sunblock or get some shade for a while). Saw some fish close to shore with mask/snorkel, kids enjoyed that. Was sandy on one half and small pebbles/rocks on the other. Good bit of people but not crowded. The watersports place was renting chairs and other things. There were iguanas there and ducks. Kids were eating a snack when along came a big... BIG iguana on a mission to eat a snack too, got right up next to them! The kids freaked out screaming that the iguana was going to eat them. Not likely but it was a huge, scary iguana. Went back to Sapphire another day; water was rough so didn't stay.
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