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Paynes Bay Beach, Saint James Parish
(4.1/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
Swim with the sea turtles at Paynes Bay Beach, an attractive strip of coastline. Rest in the shaded areas or on a rented deckchair, and head out into the water for a cooling swim. Try some sports on the water with a number of catamaran and jet ski rental facilities. Alternatively, head to the south of the beach to find the quieter areas, away from the cruise ship tour groups and noisy recreation. All along the coast, keep your eyes peeled for sea turtles feeding on the ocean floor. Plan to visit Paynes Bay Beach and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Saint James Parish attractions using our Saint James Parish tourist route planner.
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  • Its a nice sandy beach in a nice area. Some spots are a bit more rocky than others but its easy to find ideal swimming locations and there were plenty of activities in the area. 
  • One of the highlights of the holiday was to watch the sunset and the catamarans go sailing past for their cruises. The setting is simply picturesque and get the cameras on the ready. 
  • Paynes bay is an amazing beach safe for young children and good for swimming - we hired a jet ski which didn't seem to expensive and was great fun, and to top it all we swam with turtles just outside ...  more »