Local parents and the French expat community use to go to Le Galion on the weekends for an afternoon filled with sun and fun for kids and adults, family BBQ on the beach and music....
The crystal clear and shallow waters at Le Galion
The best place to take children and non-swimmers is the Northern end, where you will probably find the calmest crystal clear waters on the island.
Youngsters (and adults) love this beach!
There are a few picnic tables along the beach, and you can have a BBQ. You need to bring your own barbecue, or do it as the locals do on weekend, just put your charcoal into the sand.
You can rent beach chairs and umbrellas, snorkeling gear, boards and rigs, kayaks, and a paddle boat. Pat also gives instructions for windsurfing beginners, and has a motorboat and a trimaran to charter.
View of the reef and to the Eastern end of the bay
Le Galion is perfect for toddlers and children!
Le Galion Beach is facing prestigious St Barth's, and is part of St Martin´s Nature Marine Reserve. Bayside Riding take trails through the Marine Reserve and along Le Galion Beach, see page Activities for info.
Le Galion is also a popular hangout for surfing, kite-boarding, and windsurfing enthusiasts. In front of the former "Le Galion Hotel" surfing is perhaps best because of the trade winds coming along the Atlantic coast.