Photographer's Note

This is a view of the famous Orient Beach in French Saint Martin. The photo was taken from a sailboat while on an island tour. Orient Beach sweeps around a blue cove, facing east, as the name suggests. The 2 mile long, white powdered sand beach is protected from the Atlantic waves by a reef, and the bottom has a very gradual slope. The area has been recognized as a marine reserve, so snorkeling in the marine park is just incredible.
Orient Bay is the most developed, the most popular and the busiest beach on the island, probably the most famous beach in the entire Caribbean. The beach is reputed as much for its natural beauty and setting as it is for having the island´s foremost swimsuit optional or nude beach, located on one secluded end of the bay.

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Additional Photos by Asa Jernigan (asajernigan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3603 W: 88 N: 5553] (21427)
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