The island of Saint Martin is located on the eastern side of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Saint Martin belongs to Leeward Islands in the West Indies where the northeastern Caribbean Sea meets the western Atlantic Ocean. In 1648, this small island was divided into two nations, France and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. St. Martin is the north French part of the island with Marigot as its main capital. Collectively, the two territories are known as "St-Martin / St Maarten".
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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Pleasure Bay, Castle Island, Massachusetts USA
Easily accessible, it is located in South Boston and is a very sunny and sandy beach. Parking is free. Water is very clean but can get shallow when there is low tide. Condition of the water is most of the times flat. You have to pay attention to the rocks on the bottom, as they can become dangerous.
When windy, the spot attracts a lot of kite surfers. Launching is not an easy case here. Best wind comes from Southeast and Southwest. If you are a beginner, you should better not try it. Not far from there, Revere beach, a location recommended as a more suitable spot for beginner riders. Best time to visit Pleasure Bay for kite surfing is spring and summer.
As it is so close to Boston, just 10-15 minutes away, a lot of people visit the beach after work.