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Ladder Bay, The Bottom

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Water Body · Nature / Park
Experience natures cliffside as you explore the shores of Ladder Bay. Climb up several hundred steep stairs to the former Customs house, which served as the only port in the island. Although physically intense with twists and turns, the hike rewards those who persevere with views of the bay, sailing boats, and the rock-ribbed landscape. Serene and secluded ambiance makes the bay an ideal destination for swimming and snorkeling. By using our The Bottom vacation planner, you can arrange your visit to Ladder Bay and other attractions in The Bottom.
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  • Fairly straightforward staircase, it’s a bit collapsed at the bay but you can still get down. It’s an interesting walk and a bit of a workout on the way back up. Water is calm enough to swim but I’m.....  more »
  • We hiked The Ladder when we visited Saba in April. It is a relatively short hike taking approximately 90-120 minutes - depending on how much you rest and observe the beauty. Like all hikes on Saba.....  more »
  • Historical Monument - The Ladder Prior to the building of the Fort Bay Harbour, access to Saba was by way of this flight of steps up the cliffs of Ladder Bay. Ships would anchor offshore and all cargo had to be carried by foot up the nearly vertical stairway to the village of The Bottom. The stone masonry steps were the only way to get from the sea to the island villages for many years. Now hikers can descend The Ladder to the water, enjoying magnificent scenery along the way. A former customs house two-thirds of the way down is an excellent lookout point to enjoy the beautiful views of the sea and shore.
  • Great hike down and/or up the old steps leading from the coast to the village of The Bottom. Once one of the main access ways to the island.

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