Secret Beaches STT
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Since we're staying in Mahogany Run next May which is closer to Magen's Bay....are there any secret beaches that are great for snorkeling in that area?
Been to Coki, Magens and Sapphire, but what's up in that area that we shouldn't miss?
If we told you they wouldn't be secret. hehe
lol....i knew that was coming.
The thing is...i really only know of Magens and Coki as being the closest to Mahogany Run area...
Magens isn't great for snorkeling right? At least that the way we found it when we were there this year...but....so beautiful
Since we have 43 beaches, and you've only been to 3, you have 40 others to choose from! Pick up a map at the car rental desk, and explore them all! Some are rather difficult to get to by car (Lindqvist comes to mind, Ugh! and Stumpy and Sunsi and...ya know what? Let's say there are about 30 other beaches for you to access by car! Haha!) For some descent snorkeling, youo already mentioned Coki and Sapphire, but check out Secret Harbor, Hull bay (on the far right, along the rocks), Dorthea Beach, Fortuna Bay, Botany Bay...the list goes on and on! Carry your gear with you in the car, when you see some water...JUMP IN! Haha!
Thanks Mary...printing this out. Looking forward to snorkeling with our friends of 30 years who have never snorkeled before.
I appreciate the information!!!
Since your friends haven't snorkeled before, another thing you all may enjoy would be the BOB Underwater Adventure. Underwater motorscooters with bubbles built onto them that your head is in. Very cool. They don't have a current website and aren't set up for taking passengers that aren't on cruiseships right now, but if it sounds like something you may be intertested in, e-mail me at [email protected] and I can check with my wife to see if she will make an exception for you.
Will you have a 4WD? If so, get to Neltjberg Beach. Also, if you can get down there now that they are constructing on the land, try to get to Botany Bay. People rave about how Pretty Sunsi Beach is, but I have never been - I think you have to drive and hike. Also, Platform beach is accessed out on Peterborg.....very small, pretty white sand beach with clear blue water - no rocks, no coral - just powder and blue - a very easy hike down to it but you have to find a place to park and walk to it since the entrance is in a private drive. Of course, there's Little Magens to the right of Magens Bay out along the rocks - but people tend to take their clothes off there, if that bothers you.
Just saw this post as I have been interested in visiting Neltjberg Beach. How bad is the road - can a normal car make it you are willing to be bounced around a bit or will I definately ground out and get stuck?
One of my favorite "secret" beaches on STT is Skinny Beach on Water Point. It is pretty well locked off, but the way I get to it is by walking along the shore from the Ritz. Snorkeling is not great, but it is quite nice and private.
I visited Neltjberg in Feb 06. The road seemed pretty bad to me. Some parts were paved, but most was dirt with huge putholes and rocks. However, I did see standard small cars parked at the beach level, so I guess they are able to make it down. I guess if you go slowly enough, you can make it. It wasn't all that steep due to the many switchbacks- just rough.
Did you see the 2 page spread in Caribbean Travel and Life on Neltjberg? WOW! It is rare to find more than a couple of others there.
Here: the zig-zagged road on the right is the road to Neltjberg - and, yes, you must begin at the top.
Thanks so much for the feedback. Very helpful. The pictures look great Like most dirt roads - it seems that slow and steady should work. Thanks again.
We tried to get down to Neltjeberg Beach last April. Beside the fact that we had to encourage a cow to get off the middle of the road (lol!), we started a little late in the day (was after 4) and I was worried about driving back up in the dark, getting stuck (we had the kids with us)...so we turned around and gave up. Since it is pretty steep and rugged, I would just go nice and early. Sounds silly that we even tried it that late, but we went up to Mountain Top first and then were trying to squeeze it in at the end of the day. ENJOY!!!