From French Harbour the road cuts inland along a central ridge to give superb views of both the north and south coasts of the island. After about 14km the road reaches OAK RIDGE, a fishing port with wooden houses strung along its harbour – it’s attractive in a bleak sort of way. There are some nice, unspoiled beaches to the east of town, accessible by lanchas from the main dock, and other nearby communities can be reached by boat cruises through the mangroves. Boatmen offer trips to Port Royal, the mangroves and Morat for US$50 or to Pigeon Cayes for US$200 (up to ten people).

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