Beaches in Montserrat
For a Caribbean island, Montserrat is blessed with a truly varied and interesting collection of beaches. Thanks to the Soufriere Hills Volcano, which dominates the geography of the island, Montserrat's beaches have all been given a different character and visitors are urged to explore them all. The volcano's chief contribution has been in the creation of black- and grey-sand beaches - making for a slightly surreal and strangely beautiful beach experience. The best of these include Woodlands Beach (featuring the blackest sand), Little Bay Beach (the best for swimming), and Lime Kiln Beach (which offers fantastic swimming and snorkelling opportunities). The island's only white-sand beach - Rendezvous Beach - is remote, and only accessible by boat. However, the adventurous will be rewarded as once you get to Rendezvous Beach, the chances are you'll have it all to yourself. Those looking to get involved in some diving in Montserrat should contact the Green Monkey Dive Shop, located on the southern shore of Little Bay Beach.