Saint-Pierre beach launches itself into a lagoon that is protected from the turbulence of the Atlantic Ocean.
It may not have the reputation of the Ermitage lagoon; it's still a fabulous place to sit and watch the waves or take to the water and is an excellent spot for snorkelling. After two minutes, you will be swimming among school’s of fish and invertebrates in a spectacular coral setting.
Choose the bathing area, shown by buoys where the first few metres are sandy, and the lagoon is cleared of sea urchins once a day. The depth is only up to a metre, and you will discover, Picasso triggerfish, fiercely protecting their nests.
On your right, there are two hundred meters of beach, its here you will find the best snorkelling and explore the inner lagoon, from the beach to the barrier reef.
Swim further out and delight cruising between the Acropora beds, follow one of the Moorish Idols, or the somewhat clumsy swimming style of the Pufferfish or delight at a yellowish-orange Raccoon Butterflyfish with its dusky-brown back, and diagonal dark stripes on the lower sides,
Among the most colourful species in the lagoon, spot the difference between the Clown Coris fish, the juveniles in white and orange with false eyes on their dorsal fins, and the striking adults uniformly in dark green. Pore over the coral bed, where you will discover giant clams, moray eels, octopus and coral shrimp lodging in the crevices.