Malcolm's Road Beach
Malcolm's Road Beach
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Jay Son
56 contributions
Aug. 2022
This was possibly my favourite spot on the entire island.

TLDR: Must see spot

The drive down is treacherous. I saw a number of small cars down in the car park right at the beach and personally I do not recommend driving any car down this road. It would be extremely easy to get stuck or do major damage to a rental car. You do not want your holiday ruined by having to deal with dealing with the financial fallout of a poor decision. Any rental car company will take every dollar from you if you damage a car on this trail.
I suggest only attempting this road with a skilled driver and all-wheel drive/4X4 and a vehicle that has a high clearance off the ground. If you only have a car, I suggest parking at a safe spot (before the red barrier/gate) and walking down to the beach. Once you pass the red barrier/gate, the road gets really rough, really fast.

Anyway at this point, let's assume you have made it down safely.
There are no washrooms, running water, beach attendants, vendors, lifeguards down here. Usually, this place is empty. Be warned that along the entire path off the main road, all the way to the water, there are many security cameras, including some rotating cameras that monitor the beach and the sea. This is a really isolated beach with spectacular views. There is a gazebo if you need some shade while out enjoying the view. There are some really nice reefs, both real and artificial that make for memorable diving. There are posted maps and visuals that help you get an idea of what you will find.

This spot was recommended to me by a fellow tourist, and I am glad i was able to make the trek down. I think everyone should make this journey.
Written August 25, 2022
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May-Ree N
307 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Family
You need a keep or something bigger than the little Lego cars you rent but it’s worth it. Super bumpy hilly ride to the beach. We found tons of conch shells
Written June 17, 2022
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Sophia K
19 contributions
Apr. 2022
You have b@11s of steel if you attempt this in a sedan. I would never. We rented a jeep from DnB auto rental - only $80 for the day! I'd really recommend this approach. The road is treacherous - people are not exaggerating. It's VERY fun to do in a Jeep!!

Once you get there it is a beautiful, isolated beach. We were the only ones there when we arrived in the morning and by the time we left there were maybe 4 other groups.

The artificial reef is cool to see, but don't expect to see too many cool sights. We just saw a few fish. Don't go just for the snorkeling let's say that

Also heads up - no facilities so bring your own TP, water and snacks!
Written May 14, 2022
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Paula H
Boston, MA41 contributions
Feb. 2022
What can I say; it was a treacherous ride on the road leading to the beach; saw someone's bumper on the side of the road. The road or what of it is almost impassable- large gullies, rocks, etc. Drove it with a rental Honda CRV and just barely made it. I wouldn't recommend the drive with anything less than a 4x4 or Jeep. Once we arrived, we knew we made the right decision. Beautiful water and no one else in sight. Had the whole beach to ourselves for the entire day. Paradise!
Written April 15, 2022
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Brad B
Ann Arbor, Michigan18 contributions
Feb. 2022
Fantastic semi-secluded beach (we saw only another 10 people, not counting the resort people). After parking, there is a good beach to the left (south) towards the Amanyara resort. You can snorkel the artificial reef but there's not that much to see. We found out - after we visited - that there is a better reef if you go right from the entry steps. Otherwise, you could swim all the way out to the dive boats and mostly see sandy bottom and old reef, with just a few new corals and fishes. The last mile or so of the drive is rough road, but take it slow and you'll be fine, even without 4x4, although I'd be hesitant to go if it looks like rain.
Written February 24, 2022
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sgiles68
Greenbrier, Tennessee136 contributions
Feb. 2022
It's a very rough ride getting to Malcolms Beach. Do not try in an average rental car! You need high ground clearance to get here due to the rocks you have to drive over. The "beach" is all rock but there were several people snorkeling just off of the beach. we didn't get in the water but it does offer amazing views of the beautiful water.
Written February 20, 2022
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Greg C
174 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Family
Don’t go if it has rained recently, unless u have a real 4x4. You need a vehicle with some clearance, unless you want a tow…don’t attempt in a mini rental.

Beach is deserted
If your not a strong swimmer- all u will see are the 100 or so reef balls with squirrel fish…not too exciting.
You need to swim out half mile, beyond the white reef balls to the reef. Clear water about 60’ vis - wait for the large fish from depths. saw reef shark, 4’ grouper, eagle rays and trigger fish.
Written January 2, 2022
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bill
Gulfport, MS166 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Couples
Insane waves beautiful spot very secluded. Need a 4x4 to get there but definitely worth it. Beautiful beach and sunset.
Written November 25, 2021
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dra54
boca raton54 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Family
We had a great time and I highly recommend but you have to know what you are in for and what you’ll find at the end. There are a lot of misleading reviews below
The beach is gorgeous - it’s low key and secluded. There is nothing there - bring your own “everything “ with you. You will likely be there alone
Next important fact - the road is bad and full of rocks and potholes- you won’t feel great in anything but a real four by four like a Jeep Wrangler. Anyone who tries this in a regular rental car is insane. There were many parts where ground clearance was a problem - with luck you can get by in a fake shopping mall “mommy-suv” but you will sweat
I want to be very clear on the next point - there is a good reason this is called Malcolm’s road beach and not Malcom road reef. There is close to zero to see on snorkeling. There are sunken giants balls to try encourage an artificial reef - it may get there in 50 years. You can see a few tiny fish - that’s it .
If you swim out to sea over 400 meters of sand getting to a depth of around 40 feet - you may see a ray or maybe a turtle
At around 500 meters from shore , you can get to the real reef but it’s 40 feet down, much better for diving plus you will be exhausted when you get there ( it’s a long long swim)
The bottom line is that this is a spectacular beach - we are happy that we went . It’s really not for snorkeling- stick to Smiths reef and the bight reef opposite coral gardens. The other great snorkeling is at leeward cut - you need to go out with boat - either with a snorkeling tour or private
Written July 3, 2021
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crusadercc
Georgetown, TX815 contributions
Jun. 2021
Nearly deserted beach with an interesting artificial reef to snorkel around. We had a 4WD Jeep but the road was dry and we never needed 4WD - however, higher ground clearance was certainly helpful in a few spots when the rocks got bumpy. There is a small covered pavilion between the parking area and beach which is helpful to get out of the sun for a little while. There are NO other amenities - bring all your water, etc. If you like snorkeling or beachwalking but hate crowds then this is the place to be!
Written June 27, 2021
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