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Red Rocks at Pointe Baptiste - A view from our expert author


View of Red Rocks coastline by Celia Sorhaindo Tropical TiesA view of the Red Rocks coastline at Pointe Baptiste © Celia Sorhaindo, Tropical Ties

A very unusual coastal formation of smooth red earth that has been compacted and shaped by both ocean and weather.

Pointe Baptiste is located on the northeast coast, a little to the south of Calibishie. It has two areas that are certainly worth visiting. The first is the Red Rocks, a very unusual coastal formation of smooth red earth that has been compacted and shaped by both ocean and weather. As well as the beauty of the formations themselves, you can explore a cave, short trails along the coast to further formations and a black sand beach along the margins of the Pointe Baptiste Estate, and fabulous views back across the bay to Calibishie, Morne Aux Diables and the northern interior. This is a magical spot at dusk when the sun sets behind the mountains.

The second area worth visiting at Pointe Baptiste is the white-sand beach at Pointe Baptiste Bay – it’s a nice place for a bathe and a picnic and if you call in at Pointe Baptiste Estate, you could taste and buy some of the many variations of chocolate that are made there.

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