Best reached by car, Sandy Bay offers striking black volcanic sand that lure visitors, but don't plan to swim here. Because of the strong undercurrents, swimming is strongly discouraged. Instead, utilize the beach for picnics and barbecues, take photos of nesting turtles in the area, or explore the farmed upper reaches where coffee and bananas are grown. Locals use the site for fishing from the rocks. Visit old, restored fortifications nearby. If you're set on swimming, ask for directions to Lot's Wife's Ponds, where you can safely take a dip. By using our Jamestown online trip itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Sandy Bay and other attractions in Jamestown.
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Derek did a great job driving us to Sandy Bay thru' some winding narrow roads Worth visiting. Blank sand and secluded place is a must visit.Amazing views of the ocean and the hilly background! more »
St Helena's main beach is a peaceful inlet with volcanic black sand. Islanders come down here for barbecues - though when I was here (Monday) it was deserted. You can see an old lime kiln and ne of... more »
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