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Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee

Bourail, Grand Terre, New Caledonia
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Beautiful pristine beach away from the crowds

You need to drive to Boulai and then on to A secondary road to get here( not very well signed) but... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Tom M
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Brisbane, Australia
Le Bonhomme - nice

This was pretty cool. not incredibly impressive, but a fun walk to get to. we were at nearly high... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
MattBriarNZ
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New Zealand
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Bourail, Grand Terre, New Caledonia
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

You need to drive to Boulai and then on to A secondary road to get here( not very well signed) but Poe beach is a 13km white sand beach! Not wide, shaded by paperbarks. The sea is calm as it is protected by the reef....More

Thank Tom M
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

This was pretty cool. not incredibly impressive, but a fun walk to get to. we were at nearly high tide and managed to get around it it pretty well. It was actually a lot of fun dodging the crashing waves. I think it would be...More

Thank MattBriarNZ
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Beautifull sites in a Unesco world listed area. No public facilites around. Private gites on La Roche and the hotels on Poé beach.

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

At high tide it is a nice place to swim, use a paddle board or a kayak. The reef is less than 2km off the beach. Beware of currents though especially when tide is going out. You can see rays, and turtles if you venture...More

Thank Rach O
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

This area is lovely. The weird rock is cool to walk up to, when the tide is out. It's huge when you're up close. When you start walking towards the rock, there is a bush to your right with a path. Take the path as...More

Thank JoRhys
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Poe beach was nice but we had to hunt around for the best place to park to have a look at the beach. I think you can walk through the seaweed part and out to the good swimming part but it was a little cold...More

Thank stevie_leelee
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

You will enjoy the beautiful white sand beach , and the color's lagoon ! but you need a car Great for having lunch , diving and swimming, you can also bring a camping tent and sleep in authorized places.

Thank sourismouse
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

You can only see the beauty of the rock from far away either from the road to get there or from the beach if you fancy walking on a not-so-appealing beach. The site itself is hazardous so be careful when you walk to the rock....More

Thank Teknivor
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Coral, snorkeling, kayaking and walks, this place is a great way to spend a couple of days. We saw turtles feeding off shore from one of the viewpoints and a lot of reef fish in close. The three bays walk is excellent and swimming at...More

1  Thank Bryan B
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

One of the nicest beach I have seen,my ou need a car, it is about 2 hours drive from Noumea but worth the drive or the stop to experience it

Thank Ouchmooey
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911neville
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Response from Alessandro D | Reviewed this property |
Yes,for sure. All is very simple but there is. Ciao
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Response from Ellemay | Reviewed this property |
Bourail has a small dated shopping centre offering the basics. There are a few cafes however at Poe Beach there is a new small resort with a great restaurant. Plus u do have the upmarket Sheraton Hotel offering a waterfront... More
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