Pointe d'esny / Blue Bay
Situated on the South eastern point of the island, Pointe D’esny has one of the clearest and biggest lagoons on island. It stretches towards the north all the way to Ile aux Cerfs, and to the south the lagoon of Blue Bay can be accessed. With side to onshore conditions, and a beautifully wide beach it is one of the favored flat water sailor spots. Some very nice and long rides can be had close to the coral reef where the waves have flattened the water to smooth conditions.
The access to the beach can be a bit of a problem, unless you live in one of the numerous private bungalows fringing the coastline. Some of these can be rented on short or long term basis.
There are two official access points which are pretty hard to find: One is about halfway through the locality and consists of a narrow pathway from the main road to the beach. The other is just on the northern boundary of the private yacht club situated opposite Ile aux Aigrette; a very nice nature reserve well worth visiting.
Beware of the strong current between the coast and Ile aux Aigrettes, this is in the same direction as the wind and makes upwind rides all the more difficult.
Your best bet is to walk up the beach a bit, for a better riding area.
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