BeachesA great beach is much more than a beautiful stretch of sand. To be truly outstanding, it must suit your need and match your mood. Mustique has nine, each with their own particular allure and special beauty. Some face the tranquil Caribbean Sea; others are washed with waves from the Atlantic Ocean. Many have no buildings at all, and are hidden away at the end of dirt roads or rocky paths. Several have picnic huts that can be reserved for champagne lunches. The most extraordinary part of these beaches is that, as beautiful as they are, you often have one all to yourself.
“I recently visited (Macaroni Beach) and, given my having traveled to most of the countries of the world, this was by far the most beautiful of them all.” Review by scampbll on Trip Advisor
On the east coast, Macaroni is a postcard-perfect cove sheltered between two jutting headlands. Particularly in high season, it’s one of the more popular beaches, a social hotspot (literally) where kids play with other kids and parties of guests intermingle.
Further down the island’s rocky east coast, Pasture Bay is wild and breezy, with broad, packed sand ideal for strolling. In the nesting season, between February to July, huge Atlantic leatherback turtles lumber up the beach to lay clutches of eggs above the high-tide line. Pasture Bay has incredibly strong under currents and it is the only beach in Mustique where it is prohibited to swim.
Between Macaroni and Pasture and linked by a coastal path that weaves through the scrub, Simplicity Bay is quieter, more secluded and sheltered by an offshore reef.
Around Point Lookout on the island’s northwestern tip, Endeavour Bay is a stone’s throw from the Cotton House and home to the island’s Watersports Center with its Hobie cats and kayaks.
The only beach on the north coast, L’Ansecoy Bay is quiet, with a long stretch of sugar-white sand shaded by coconut palms.
Next in line comes the broad sweep of Britannia Bay, anchored at one end by Basil’s, the legendary beach bar built on stilts over the water.
Further still along the south coast, Lagoon Bay is popular for picnic lunches and swimming, with a gently shelving sandy bottom that makes it ideal for young children and wallowing...
And, if you follow the trail past the rocks on the left, you’ll come to the island’s hidden treasure, Gelliceaux Bay, site of the best snorkeling on the island.