Good for Snorkeling and Families
Once you arrive to Public, let’s turn direction Corossol (Swedish BoatYard in the corner) for a travel back-in-time moment. The road leading to the beach descends through a more traditional and old-fashioned part of the island. One can see many authentic St Barths cases (Creole Architectural Style) and artisans selling their handcrafted straw hats, an important artisanal tradition. You can stop by L’Epicerie de Corossol and buy some food before your chilling time at the beach.
This beach is great for families and kids can often be seen jumping from the pier.
The snorkeling here is nice and worthwhile if you are with family or partner and wish to spend a relaxing time. You may come across sand dollars and lobster pots, as well as small bright colored fish.
This beach was once home to the shell museum, ran with love and utter devotion by the late Ingénu, a Corossol local, who had a great fondness for shells and with a collection of over 9,000 shells and dried up sea creatures from all around the world, he shared his passion with anyone who had the luck of passing through his home.
The Shell Museum is unfortunately closed indefinitely.