Crashing Waves at Frenchman’s Bay, Treasure Beach, #Jamaica (#Photo of the Day) #Caribbean #ttot

Frenchman’s Bay, in Treasure Beach, Jamaica, was a real treat for me. It is gorgeous to look at for one thing, and it’s known for being the best ‘swimming beach’ of those in the area. I must say that I agree–even thought the photo I’m sharing is of the waves crashing.

In reality, it was actually calm enough to swim when I was there several weeks ago. In Billy’s Bay, where I was staying, swimming was tricky. Sometimes, when it was windy, it was better to stay out of the water. There was also an undertow to deal with. It was sort of hit or miss.

Here, however, it was a different story. The beach is much larger and one can walk out further. Yes, there were waves, but for the most part, it was just right.

Frenchman's Bay, Treasure Beach

Photographic Details

Camera: Olympus XZ-1
Aperture:  F 8
Focal length:  18 mm
Filter:  None

How About You?

Is white sand a must-have for you–or could you live with gray or black sand? For me, it’s about two things mostly: water and noise level.

Is it warm and can I swim or wade in it? And is the beach crowded or empty? I like the ones where I can enjoy solitude. Meaning no annoying touts. This and the other ‘bays’ in Treasure Beach provided both.

Are the same things important to you? Or would you put up with noise or touts  in order to be on a picture-perfect white sand beach?

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5 Responses to Crashing Waves at Frenchman’s Bay, Treasure Beach, #Jamaica (#Photo of the Day) #Caribbean #ttot
  1. Best holiday destinations
    February 17, 2014 | 12:44 am

    Lovely images… I love that type of place. thanks for sharing.
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  2. Madagascar
    February 18, 2014 | 7:18 am

    I admire you Lisa! I love traveling off the beaten path too. And its always a pleasure to read or to see images you post! absolutely wonderful!

    • CB Driver
      February 23, 2014 | 10:55 am

      Thanks so much–I appreciate the positive feedback! Glad to hear you like to get off the beaten path, too. Cool! It makes for a unique and often wonderful experience.

  3. Tourist in Romania
    February 22, 2014 | 10:11 am

    Great photo! It felt so good seeing it especially after three months of winter. Thank you! I long for summer so much

    • CB Driver
      February 23, 2014 | 10:53 am

      Thanks! I’m also longing for summer. It’s been a challenging winter here in NJ. It was especially rough for me somehow because I’d gone to the Caribbean. It made it that much more shocking.

      Maybe it’ll warm up in a few weeks… :)

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