Thursday, May 21, 2020

Bayview Inn on Vermillion Bay at Cypremort Point Louisiana - Cranking Up

Bayview Inn - Cypremort Point - Vermillion Bay - Louisiana

"...Bayview Inn at Cypremort Point on the Louisiana coastline has had miserable luck. Last summer Hurricane Barry walloped the establishment..." (After a hurricane forced the owners to rebuild, Bayview Inn at Cypremort Point on Vermilion Bay is reopening. The fuel dock, market and bar & grill with live music are back in business on Memorial Day weekend.)

Bayview Inn - Cypremort Point Louisiana - Cranking Up

Bayview Inn at Cypremort Point on the Louisiana coastline has had miserable luck. Last summer Hurricane Barry walloped the establishment and forced the owners to rebuild. Months after re-opening, the Covid-19 virus hit south Louisiana and sabotaged Bayview’s operations. Things are revving up however. Bayview just announced live music for the Memorial Day weekend.

For my non-Louisiana readers, Bayview is a Vermilion Bay hole in the wall with a boat fueling dock, market, and a bar and grill. If you go, I strongly recommend you chit chat with the people there, with Bayview staff, and particularly with the fishermen who stop in for a cold beer and a burger. There are valuable things to be learned. You might learn, for instance, who is selling their fishing camp at a sweet price because of the slumped oil and gas economy, or how to make crab stew, or that praying to the Virgin Mary helps you catch speckle trout. On a recent trip I learned that Paul Melancon holds the record for the largest Red Snapper caught in the Iberia Rod and Gun Club Fishing Rodeo.

If you do nothing else, sit at a table near the water and sip a martini and look at the bay.

I have seen some memorable sunsets in my life time, particularly along Mediterranean, Aegean, and Adriatic shorelines. I once saw a sunset on the coast of Peru that brought me to my knees. Sunsets over Vermilion Bay rank right up there. Teal Billeaud Brauns photographed this Vermilion Bay sunset. Teal has spent practically every weekend of her life at Cypremort Point.

Vermillion bat sunset by Teal Billeaud Brauns

By Teal Billeaud Brauns

 Vermilion Bay Cypremort Point Sunset by 
Marie Billeaud Dugas 2020

It was painful to watch video of last year’s storm damage. Hurricane Barry’s winds and flood waters weakened the fueling dock, blew doors off frames, and collapsed interior walls. The kitchen was destroyed. The owners had to wait for the water to subside before they could haul away the heavy debris, lumber and aluminum panels, scattered throughout the premises. And they had to wait for power to be restored before they could rebuild. Now the joint is spiffy.

Expect things to get really cranked up when the fishing tournaments take place in July.

Vermilion Bay Sunset Image
by Paul Eason

Bayview images by Ryan Mouton.

Bayview Inn – Convenience Store, Bar and Grill
141 Mitchel Lane.
Cypremort Point, Louisiana 70538
(337) 867-4360

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  1. It will be so much fun to visit places like this after we get a handle on the spread of COVID-19. Thanks for showing us what places like this have to offer.