Lapped by both the Atlantic and Caribbean seas Mustique has a unique coastline with nine dramatically contrasting beaches and a plethora of coves to explore.
Discover the surprisingly stark landscape around North Point and Rutland Bay, where the rugged terrain and crashing breakers belie the island’s Caribbean location and take an exhilarating beach walk along the wild and windswept Pasture Bay.
On the Eastern coastline Macaroni Beach, regarded as one of top ten beaches in the world, is a dramatic sweeping crescent lined with powder white sand under a rich green canopy of palm trees. Spectacular rolling breakers ensure body boarding is a popular pastime whilst onshore kite flying is an art form.
To the west the Caribbean sea provides a more typical coastline, with quintessential palm fringed beaches and waves gently lapping the shore. Startlingly clear waters at Lagoon make for great beach combing whilst a scramble over the rocks or swim around to Gelliceaux Bay reveals a magical turquoise bay perfect for a cooling midday swim.
Dolly Beach in Britannia Bay is home to most of the island’s turtle population, where they can often be seen shuffling their way down to the water’s edge, our environmental team keeping a close eye and monitoring their progress.
At the heart of the Cotton House Estate is Endeavour Bay, easily identified by the island’s pier, one of Mustique’s most iconic landmarks. Here, an abundance of fish and crystal clear waters provide excellent snorkelling with a chance for guests to swim out and visit the Coral Nursery, a pioneering project to regenerate the island’s surrounding coral reefs.
Beach picnics are an integral part of holidaying on Mustique and a collection of shady thatched gazebos provide the best vantage point from which to explore the island’s many beaches.