Can we walk to the beach? Are the beaches public?
It is possible to walk to the beach – it takes about 25 minutes. But it’s not something we recommend as the road is steep and may be slippery due to loose gravel or mud after a rain. And it’s a lot harder on the way back up – we are at an elevation of 550 feet. Driving is much easier and quicker – it’s a short 6-8 minute drive to either Anse Chastanet or Hummingbird beach. The beaches are public up to a certain distance from the high-water mark. Some hotels may try to discourage you from using their beach. Tell them you know the beaches are public and then they should leave you alone. It’s not clearly marked where the public part is, so please ask a hotel employee if you are uncertain.