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ST CATHERINES BEACH

 

After spending some time at Tobacco Bay, we decided to walk down the street, toward the forts, and head to Achilles Bay. However, at the end of the street, we came across this beach and it was so beautiful that we knew we had to stay awhile.

This place was just an absolutely breathtaking beach. It was just gorgeous and so deserted! There were only a handful of people there and I thought that was weird for such a gorgeous beach.

We found a spot along the edges by the palm trees for shade and put our towels and things down. I headed over to a "shack" that was being built and ask the workers (who I swear were Mexican and had a Spanish accent) what beach this was. We were at Fort St Catherine otherwise known as Gates Bay Beach. I ask about the chairs (as you can see in one of my pictures they are all stacked up) and he said "they're free". Ok then. He said he has never seen anyone here renting them and everyone that comes here just takes them and pulls them out to the beach. Then of course said..."go ahead and take them". LOL

 

I went back and told the guys and they looked all the way down there, then looked at where they had everything put down already, looked back at the chairs again and said "I'll pass". LOL Lazy I tell ya.

 

Meanwhile, the kids have already headed out to the water of course...with Sakari in the lead as always.

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Time for a selfie at this beach and man was I a hot mess from snorkeling all day then walking in the hot sun to this location. You can tell if it's hot by my hair frizz. LOL

I really loved the fort as the backdrop to this beach. It really made for some nice pictures. The streaked clouds were an added plus.

We did take our snorkeling mask down here with us to at least check out the area.