The beach of Belle Mare is beautiful, even if it hasn't much to offer to tourists. Locals spend their free days here, fishermen set off out to sea and tourists can be seen walking along the bright, white sand. It is quiet here and from the beach you can watch the entertainment offered at the neighbouring resorts, while water-skiers shoot past at regular intervals. Groves of tall filao trees provide shade and are ideal to relax under. The amazing shades of blue of the ocean are incomparable and well worth taking a good look at.
Belle Mare Beach - The ocean shows how blue it can be
Belle Mare is in the east of the island and belongs to one of the least established tourist areas in the region. The public beach is just outside of the village of the same name. To reach the beach, follow the handwritten signs along the narrow main road which lead you directly to the beach via a short gravel road. The beach is about 400 metres long and on arrival here you will be impressed by the deep blue water, palm trees and the shiny white sand.
The filao trees at the car park and along the rest of the beach provide shade for the whole area. Especially at weekends many local families come here for a picnic and during the week many fishermen drop anchor here. You will also see some tourists wandering from one resort to the other, but otherwise you are usually undisturbed and can enjoy the fantastic view here.
Apart from the beautiful ocean there is not much else at Belle Mare. There are no restaurants or water-sports outlets at this beach. However, you will find water-sports offerings at the two neighbouring resorts to each side of the beach. Directly at the beach you will only see small fishing boats bobbing up and down in the sea. All other kinds of water-sport activities, such as surfing, kiting or diving, are not really recommended at this beach.