Easo Beach

Easo Beach, Lifou: Address, Easo Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

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lastword2016
Edinburgh, UK558 contributions
Lovely
Jan 2020
We had a lovely, relaxing time on this very pretty palm-fringed beach on Lifou, an island in New Caledonia in the South Pacific. It was quite a narrow beach and a little busy when we were there, but it didn’t in any way affect our enjoyment. The sea was crystal clear, and hugely inviting. It was hot, but we were able to cool down with ice cold New Caledonia beer bought from a nearby trader. This was all a lovely experience. We’ll always remember Lifou! Perfect!
Written 14 February 2020
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Georgina T
Hamilton, New Zealand64 contributions
Gorgeous beach
Dec 2019 • Friends
We had half a day at this beach. The water was so clear it was amazing. We swam and snorkelled around coral outcrops and watched stunning brightly coloured small fish flitting about us. The water was warm and inviting, the sun shining, the day was perfect
Written 5 February 2020
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marigoldKent
Buderim, Australia965 contributions
Beautiful beach
Dec 2019
An excellent cruise ship stop. Take the tender from the ship direct to the shore. Beautiful swimming spot - crystal clear, clean and safe water. Plenty of fish around and a few turtles. Have visited before and continue to love it!!
Written 30 December 2019
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Ellie1145
Horndean, UK1,195 contributions
Gorgeous beach
Oct 2019
This is a lovely beach, close to where the tenders dock. The dock appears to be new and local children were enjoying jumping in and playing about.

The water was warm and wonderfully clear, and the sand was soft.

We watched various boat trips leaving from the beach.

There are often turtles swimming near the dock, but we didn’t see any this time although we saw lots of fish in the water.

Swimming was great, and I can thoroughly recommend this beach.

There are little stalls with souvenirs and the usual hair braiding etc.
Written 23 November 2019
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Quentin C
Redbank Plains, Australia13 contributions
Visit to Lifou
Oct 2019
Went ashore from recent P&O cruise. Very beautiful beach, crystal clear water. Saw numerous colourful fish and a turtle. Great place to relax while ashore.
Written 20 October 2019
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deconz1
Forrest Hill, New Zealand307 contributions
Cruise ship visit
Jul 2019 • Couples
Been here three times now each time the island is getting better a new wharf more markets the beach is nice to swim off
Written 7 September 2019
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Thomas V
Oakland, California10,367 contributions
Pretty Beach
Apr 2019 • Couples
One of several beaches accessible on this lovely island, good place for sunning and swimming. Relaxing spot.
Written 5 May 2019
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blackeldo
Kiama, Australia1,967 contributions
An Average South-West Pacific Island Beach
Nov 2018 • Couples
NOT GREAT BUT NOT TOO BAD

Please note – I’m writing about the actual landing beach first seen from arriving ships, just west of the township of EASO – not the nearby JINEK BAY of snorkelling fame which many reviews down page feature.

EASO BEACH is pretty typical of beaches in the region. It is not the best beach in the South-West Pacific, nor in New Caledonia or even in the Loyalty Islands. I wouldn’t rate it in my top 1000 beaches worldwide (I’m a beach nerd, run a beach blog with 3 million hits – visited thousands of beaches these past 60 years) but it’s pleasant enough and well worth the easy trip from a visiting ship.

There are 4 sections of beach: LONGER MAIN PART – west of the landing pier: abt 400m long. SHORTER MAIN – east of the landing:abt 100m long, EASTERN 3 and 4 further east – small stretches of sand each abt 120m long, reached by a coastal track 150m and 300m from landing. All pretty typical in that they are narrow, some parts having less than a meter of sand above the high tide mark, with lotsa marine detritus on the sand itself – some of it weathered coral, but I thought my reef booties superfluous. The water was of average clarity and off the main western section had a lot of sea grass and patches of dead coral. A few fish but nothing to get excited about. I noticed some okay coral patches on the tender coming from the liner a fair way out, but at 73 I couldn’t be bothered swimming that far to check it.
The water was fairly calm – the big bay here gives good protection from the sometimes blustery SE TRADES. I can’t see any decent surf hitting here except in/after the infrequent tropical cyclones – so this is a good kids’ beach.Those frequent SE trades tend to keep things cool on a hot day but may not be so good in the cooler 6 months.
Another good point – there is plenty of shade in back of beach both near sand and away. Most of the area behind the main west beach is parkland – even had a camping area and picnic tables .

TIPS – behind the landing pier the locals had set up markets and cultural exhibitions including singing and dancing.
- there are some pleasant walks from here – JINEK BAY is abt 500m SSW from the pier on the other side of the small EASO PENINSULA (but the $15 admission dissuaded this bottom budget traveller) and the town begins less than 350m west of pier.
Written 16 November 2018
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Veggout
Andrews, NC176 contributions
Conflicting Information
Oct 2018 • Couples
We debarked from our cruise ship and headed for Jinek beach. At a fork in the road we were told it would cost US$ 15 to proceed. We asked if we could look before we paid. Because of the language problem we understood we could not “just look”. We opted not to pay. When we returned to the ship we found out that the person on the road was only doing a body count and not collecting the money.
We climbed the promontory to the little chapel at the top. Lovely walk and great views from the shrine. Turned out to be the highlight of the stay. We returned to the beach next to the pier. I attempted to snorkel but with the shallow water and distance to what was reported good viewing I eventually gave up and so only viewed dead coral. The snorkeling gear was US$15. Reading the reviews of Easo I find many different versions of the place. Suggest doing more research than I did for a higher probability of a positive experience.
Written 22 October 2018
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Fussy_Traveller9876
Brisbane26 contributions
Best snorkelling on the Island
Sep 2018 • Family
Right next to where you get dropped off is a wineglass bay with great coral reefs. The first 50 metres is dead coral but experienced snorkelers can glide over this with flippers but be careful as the water depth is only one foot and you can get cut by the coral. After this the water deepens to about five feet and you are rewarded with coral reefs, fish and even turtles. This area goes about 70 metres from the beach. After this the water gets very deep very quickly with very strong currents. Excellent day for any level of snorkelers.
Written 2 October 2018
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