Low Bay South 

4.5 (6 ratings)
  • 17° 37' 9" N, 61° 51' 26" W / See on the map

Characteristics

  • Anchor
    Allowed
  • Mooring buoys
    Unavailable
  • Anchor stern to
    Unavailable
  • Lines ashore
    Not necessary

Type of seabed

  • Sand

  • Rocks

Protection against wind & swell

Reachable by dinghy

  • Beach
    Available
  • Snack
    Unavailable
  • Water
    Unavailable
  • Dock
    Unavailable

User reviews (6 ratings)

  • SV Ramsalt
    SV Ramsalt ~ 17/04/2021
    Ramsalt | Sailboat ~ 11.25 m

    Postcard beautyiness. Lovely color play in the water and a beach of your dreams. And that's pretty much it. We anchored a bit more north of this position, outside that blue/yellow building/restaurant. First day we had some big swell coming in from north, and we anchored 90° to the easterly wind to escape the roll. We had a look at the dinghy pass into lagoon, but with the swell it seemed a risky endeavour, breaking all over the bar, so we decided to wait. Next day it was much calmer, and we took the dinghy into the lagoon and pulled it up on the sandbar, as it seemed a bit adventurous to do so on the sea side. If you want some postcard photos with your sailboat in the background this is the place. (Go around 09-10:00 for the best light). To use the dingy pass in the lagoon find the floating buoys (on the inside) and go 90 degree on it. It's about 0.5-1 meter deep through the channel. Most boats seem to anchor up in the northern anchorage. For this one I wouldn't anchor in front of the lagoon opening (or more north than the blue/yellow house) as the swell was more massive here by observation.

    Postcard beautyiness. Lovely color play in the water and a beach of your dreams. And that's pretty much it. We anchored a bit more north of this position, outside that blue/yellow building/restaurant. First day we had some big swell coming in from north, and we anchored 90° to the easterly wind to escape the roll. We had a look at the dinghy pass into lagoon, but with the swell it seemed a risky endeavour, breaking all over the bar, so we decided to wait. Next day it was much calmer, and we took the dinghy into the lagoon and pulled it up on the sandbar, as it seemed a bit adventurous to do so on the sea side. If you want some postcard photos with your sailboat in the background this is the place. (Go around 09-10:00 for the best light). To use the dingy pass in the lagoon find the floating buoys (on the inside) and go 90 degree on it. It's about 0.5-1 meter deep through the channel. Most boats seem to anchor up in the northern anchorage. For this one I wouldn't anchor in front of the lagoon opening (or more north than the blue/yellow house) as the swell was more massive here by observation.

  • Patrick
    Patrick ~ 29/03/2020
    TOKTOK | Sailboat ~ 11.98 m

    A dream light on this white sand, we are alone in the world! Very secure anchorage. For the beach, take a paddle it is easier, beautiful walk along the beach and an exit on the barrier is essential even if a little cloudy and well destroyed by Irma.

    Une lumière de rêve sur ce sable blanc, on est seul au monde ! Mouillage très sécurisé. Pour la plage prendre un paddle c'est plus simple, belle ballade le long de la plage et une sortie sur la barrière s'impose même si un peu trouble et bien détruite par Irma.

  • Francois
    Francois ~ 18/02/2020
    L’Alchimiste | Sailboat ~ 11.97 m

    Beautiful white sand beach. Do not hesitate to anchor near the beach. Current makes visibility average. Waves breaking on the bank make dinghy landing complicated. Going for clearance OUT at Codrington is an adventure in itself. Go there by dinghy, align the center of the pass to the lagoon which was opened following Hurricane Irma (see google earth). Only place where it goes and no surge. Then go to the small customs house in the village devastated by IRMA and which still bears the scars today. GPS point: https://goo.gl/maps/JVdkUsBj3VedLA647. Opening time, see photo. Better to call John before, very nice. Better to go there in the morning.

    Belle plage de sable blanc. N’hésitez pas à mouiller près de la plage. Courant rend la visibilité moyenne. Vagues qui cassent sur la berge rendent l’atterrissage en dinghy compliqué. Aller faire la clearance OUT à Codrington est une aventure en soi. Y aller en dinghy, aligner le centre de la passe vers le lagon qui a été ouverte suite à l’ouragan Irma (voir google earth). Seul endroit où ça passe et pas de déferlante. Ensuite, se rendre à la petite maison des customs dans le village dévastée par IRMA et qui en porte encore les cicatrices aujourd’hui. Point GPS : https://goo.gl/maps/JVdkUsBj3VedLA647. Heure d’ouverture, voire photo. Préférable d’appeler John avant, très sympa. Mieux d’y aller le matin.

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