Colombier Beach

Colombier Beach, St. Barthelemy: Address, Colombier Beach Reviews: 5/5

Colombier Beach
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Relax on this shady, isolated beach - after that 30 minute walk to get there from the main road, you'll need it.
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Sara S
Urbandale, IA77 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Couples
Beautiful beach with soft sand and stunning water. We hiked the goat path from the lookout point and while a decent effort on the way back up it was a short hike. We were glad to have a beach tent for some shade as there aren’t any shady spots.
Written March 1, 2022
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HappyTraveler1957
Wellesley, MA550 contributions
Jan. 2022
Very nice beach, a 20 minute hike from the nearest parking area. Well worth the hike. (wear suitable footwear) Great views along the trail.
Written February 22, 2022
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Stuart
Indianapolis, IN4 contributions
Feb. 2021
Easy hike in, hard hike out. Very worth the views. Feel like I found a hidden tropical paradise. Don't miss it
Written December 3, 2021
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cathyreilly.usa@gmai.com
Peachtree Corners, GA9 contributions
Jul. 2021
I would like to help clear up the confusion on this hike to Colombier Beach. There are actually two hiking trails to get to this beach. First is from very top of mountain where you see the panoramic views from top of mountain (45 mins or so) and you hike straight down mountain, then straight back up on way back (very rigorous); and Second is a saddle back trail from dead end of road passing Flamands beach (25 mins or so). We took the second one, and it was relatively easy. However, it is not for the faint of heart! I had completely forgotten my debilitating fear of heights. There is an approximately 10 foot narrow trail right at the end of the hike before you head down for the beach that is right on the edge of a cliff. I could not navigate it due to fear, but our three 20-something kids did just fine, and had a great day on this beautiful beach! Two of them went back a few days later to enjoy again! :-)
Written July 27, 2021
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SD2SF
2 contributions
Jul. 2021
Wow the two reviewers before me are being a bit dramatic about this walk..

I have a reasonable fitness level, in my 30s and 22 weeks pregnant, so my endurance isn't great at the moment. This hike felt very safe even for me, there was one 4 minute section going down which was a bit sandy and slippery, but like I said, it was short and if you really feel unsafe, just slide down on your butt.

Walking down took me 20 minutes and I was walking very slowly and carefully and taking my time.

Walking up took 25-28 minutes since I had to stop to break due to my heart rate being heightened (bc preg). Otherwise, everyone around me did just fine without breaks. It is not dangerous at all.

Just wear shoes! You will be rewarded with a beach. Pack/drink plenty of water and bring what you need to eat.

There is only enough parking for 6 cars, but some cars started to park alongside the railing on the right, so maybe 10 cars total?
Written July 19, 2021
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FDNTRVL
Miami, FL70 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Couples
If you are an experienced hiker or go by boat you will be fine. HOWEVER if you are an average Joe with a reasonable amount of fitness this is NOT a cakewalk. Getting to the beach from Flamands involves hiking a narrow rocky strip of terrain up one side of a mountain and down the other. There is not a “trail” per se. It’s where others have walked before and some help with a few man made stairs. The “path” is on the edge of the mountain and you can slip…and nothing to stop you from ending up 200 feet down. People who say it’s easy are either serious hikers or are just saying that because they want to sound cool. Also it’s a good 45 minutes once you get to the mountain at the end of the road. Each way.
Written July 11, 2021
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Tripp333
West Palm Beach, FL142 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Couples
We asked the hotel staff about the best place to snorkel- they said Colombier Beach hands down. The staff said 20 minutes to arrive there on foot. We got up early the next day and headed from our hotel on foot ( 20min) to the beginning of the path. Once we saw the sign Colombier beach pathway we kept walking and walking over broken slabs of stone, loose smaller rocks, narrow, rough paths and then to a very treacherous patch of rocks going up and down to the beach itself after 30 minutes!!! We were shocked as we looked down the side we had to very,very carefully jump from one large stone to another to get to the downward path. This was much more dangerous than what we were told!! We turned around and decided that this was definitely for a more adventurous type of person. The hike is not a beginner’s level no matter which way you cut it. We are young and fit and wore regular sneakers. We would recommend hiking shoes and DO NOT recommend young children. The dramatic drop off before you descend to the beach is death about 200 meters down if you miss a step! Be aware! All the other TripAdvisor reviews are misleading at best. We only found one which was as truthful to our experience that we had when hiking the route.
Written July 6, 2021
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Cinghiale
Brooklyn, NY25 contributions
Feb. 2020
Getting to Colombier on foot involves a scenic and relatively short hike down a hillside, part of which has "stairs". Perhaps because it is not readily accessible, the beautiful sandy beach was relatively uncrowded. The bay is protected on either side, so even on a somewhat windy day the sea was calm enough for swimming.
Written February 10, 2020
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Christopher
New York City, NY205 contributions
Dec. 2019
Our driver dropped us off at the top. The views from up top are spectacular.
Once you've taken pics and videos, it's time to head down. Make sure you're prepared before you go. No facilities here so bring sandwiches, snacks and drinks. Wear sneakers but have flip flops for the beach. The hike down isn't that bad, it's going back up that's the fun part. Along the way you will see plenty of turtles and wildlife.
The beach is beautiful and what you come to expect from St Barts. Well worth it in the end just do it prepared.
Written January 20, 2020
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Wayne Solan
6 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Couples
I'f you're looking for a beautiful quiet place to get away from it all, Colombier Beach is the one to choose on St. Barth.
Written January 6, 2020
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