Gouverneur Beach comprises a broad expanse of near white sand located at the end of a deep bay known by the name of the Anse du Gouverneur. Situated close to the island’s southernmost point, the beach is flanked by low, shapely hills of rock speckled with planting, and backed by an even denser expanse of green.
With few manmade structures in sight, Gouverneur Beach has a timeless quality to it, and was known to the pirates of the Caribbean. One, by the name of Captain Monbars, is even said to have buried his ill-gotten gains somewhere nearby, so bring your shovel!
To get there and try your hand at finding Monbars treasure, you’ll need to take the narrow road down from the town of Lurin to the small car park. The righthand side of the beach has been adopted by nudists, so turn left if you’d rather keep your swimming gear on. The relative lack of facilities and limited road access means Gouverneur Beach is rarely busy. This does mean that you’ll need to bring all you want for the day, including food, a cool bag, and masks if you intend to snorkel near the rocks.
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