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Bequia, Grenadines, St. Vincent

Photo Of The Day: Industry Bay, Bequia

Photo Of The Day: Industry Bay, Bequia

Industry Bay, Bequia is not the kind of beach you’d ever find on any Top 10 Caribbean Beaches list like the one currently being contested over at USA Today. Those lists usually feature some very usual suspects, including one very special stretch of sand and sea that I personally think deserves the #1 spot.

Industry Bay, though, is tops to me in other, more uncommon ways.

A tangle of countless coconut palms line her shores, remnants of old plantation days long past.

Sea grass piles along the sand, only to be raked away later by the conscientious grounds staff at Sugar Reef, the ultra-stylish boutique hotel and restaurant that also shares the Industry Bay shoreline.

Venture here on certain select holiday weekends and you’ll also find locals camping out in tents among the palms.

Just offshore, fantastic snorkeling and scuba diving, kayaking to a nearby islet or hidden coves, and, when the wind is right, kite surfing thrills await.

Skinny, pretty, never crowded, and full of fun, Industry Bay is near-about perfect to me.

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  • Gumby

    Steve, I heartily agree with you about Industry beach. I have great memories of times spent there. Anse La Roche on Carriacou is another favorite. Of course Princess Margaret and Lower Bay is on my top ten list. I’ve gotta say I have lived a wealthy life having visited these places as well as most of the USA beaches on Dr. Beach lists. “life is a beach”,yowza

  • We’d prefer not to reminisce on our Caribbean history from the perspective of “plantation”. Each populous has its own indigenous land. We protect our minds from the intrusion of even the idea. We are not a product of that inception. The architect of our genesis is God. But, of course our land is lovely. It’s our heritage.