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Toucari
Description:

Sandy bay north of Portsmouth. There is good snorkeling here and the water is calm. The bay and area has excellent view across to Guadeloupe and the Saints.

Did You Know?
A sunken wreck off the bay, said to be a World War I German vessel, is popular with divers.
For more info, visit here and for more information on Diving see here

Toucari bay is excellent for day or night dives, this site boasts a wide variety of sea life, including octopus, moray eels, rays, squid, lobster, crabs, trumpet fish, parrotfish and puffer fish, just to name a few. Identify the corals in this area, such as finger, pillar, fire, brain and vase corals. A secluded area with coral covered rocks reaching from the beach out to the main reef at about 40 feet. Toucari Bay is a honeycomb of tunnels; a couple of tunnels 25 and 45 feet long provide exquisite swim-throughs and harbour schools of French grunts. The reef then drops to 110 feet and is home to large schools of mahogany snapper, big crabs and frogfish.

Useful Information
Trailhead:

Drive from Portsmouth towards, Tan-Tan, continue on the main road keeping left. After you reach Morne A Louis continue down the hill where you will reach a small Community separated from Toucari beach via the road.

Hiking Difficulty:
  • Stroll
Related Hike:
GPS:

15.608568, -61.464231

Best time to visit:

Anytime

Site Details:
  • Calm Waters
  • Sandy Beach
  • Bars & Restaurants
  • Vehicular access
  • Path to beach
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
Environment
Forest Type:

Dry Scrub woodland

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