The Beaches of New Caledonia

by admin on August 21, 2014

New Caledonia has an abundance of beaches that are certain to please any beach enthusiast. Relax and unwind in paradise where the waters of the South Pacific meet the white sand of New Caledonia. No matter which island you plan to visit, beautiful beaches await you.

l_ANSE_VATA_BEACHAnse Vata beach is located on Grande Terre and is the most popular beach destination in New Caledonia. The crescent shaped beach curves around the bay with plenty of soft warm sand.

Anse Vata is an excellent family destination with many attractions. Vendors on the beach provide services to enhance your experience with beach chairs, snorkeling equipment and windsurfers. If you want a break from water and sun, visit some of the shops or restaurants located along the beach.

On the Isle of Pines, you will find Oro Bay. This beach is perfect for those who prefer the calm waters of a lagoon. The clear water invites you to wade or snorkel. The beach is surrounded by trees, providing shade for those who prefer a cool place to rest. If you like to kayak, you won’t want to miss the unique rock formations that can be found throughout the lagoon.

Natural swimming pool, Oro Bay, near the Le Meridien Isle of Pines (Ile des Pins), New CaledoniaFor those looking for seclusion, plan a day trip to one of the remote beaches in the islands. Some of these beaches are only accessible by boat.

Some can be reached by car or bus. Some required a hike to reach the water’s edge. These destinations require extra effort to reach, but they are sure to please those who like the unbeaten path. Your choices are practically unlimited.

If you are more of an explorer than a sunbather, there are many beaches to interest you in New Caledonia. In the water, look for coral reefs and exotic fish. On land, you will find rocky coves and cliffs on many of the islands. Each one is a unique experience. Spend your days exploring and take home memories of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

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