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St. Martin Beaches
Mullet Bay Beach is located on the southwestern quadrant of the island between Maho and Cupecoy. The pristine beach offers a quarter mile crescent shaped beach with outstanding water quality and clarity. The typical conditions of the beach are calm but waves can be present on occasion. The beach offers a great lolo (BBQ shack) for lunch and drinks as well as beach chair service. Exceptional sunset views.
Cupecoy Beach is a beautiful beach known for it's scenic beauty, pristine beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters. The beach in front of the Cliff Resort, Rainbow Beach Club and the Wyndham Sapphire Beach Club is exceptional as are the more isolated western parts of the beach. The condition of the beach varies greatly. The beach is known for sunset views and the sandstone cliffs. Access is limited.
Maho Beach is needless to say an active beach. Located at the end of the airport runway, beachgoers are offered a thrilling experience of getting buzzed by large airliners as they land. The Sonesta Hotel and Sunset Beach bar are located on this beach. A good option if you are an airplane aficionado or enjoy an active beach bar. The beach has a steep incline and typically has rougher waters but well worth an hour visit in the late afternoon during peak plane activity.
Baie Rouge Beach is a stunning beach near Marigot located in the exclusive Terres Basse region of the southwestern quadrant of the island. The condition of the beach and water vary greatly and can be rough at times, but the sand quality of the beach is extraordinary. The beach offers solitude for those looking for a way to decompress. The beach is enshrouded by cliffs and offers minimal shade. The lack of commercialization and population on this beach offers a true getaway for the romantic couple. The beach restaurant Chez Raymond offers a fantastic fresh fish sandwich that is highly recommended but service can be slow.
Baie Longue (Long Bay) Beach offers one of the longest and most scenic beaches on St Martin. Located in the exclusive Terres Basse region, the beach offers a quiet and relaxing day. The water current can be strong and the beach offers little shade so you will need to bring your own beach chairs, umbrella and cooler. The luxury hotel La Samanna is located on this beach. Water sports are available on this beach through La Samanna.
Baie aux Prune (Plum Bay) Beach is a secluded and romantic beach favored by villa owners on Terres Basse, The secluded beach offers a quiet destination. Perfect for the romantic couple or guests seeking to get away from the crowds. The beach can have strong water currents and it is advisable to bring your own beach chairs, umbrella and cooler. No restaurant or water sports are offered.
Simpson Bay (Kimsha Beach) Located on the south side of the island, the beach offers a variety of activity and quiet waters. The bay is the entry and exit point for the largest yachts in the world during the winter months and a convenient beach for guests staying in the Siimpson Bay area. Water sports such as jet ski and wave runner rentals are active in these parts. There are numerous shops, restaurants and bars in this area to offer a quick break from the beach.
Happy Bay Beach is a secluded beach between Friar's Bay and Grand Case. Happy Bay is the most secluded beaches on St Martin and requires a hike originating from Friar's Beach. The villas of Happy Bay have a private path that is a 5 minute walk to the beach. The beach offers calm clear waters and exceptional views of the Western Caribbean and Anguilla. No amenities are located on this beach.
Friars Bay Beach is known for it's snorkeling and for the famous Full Moon party. Friars Bay offers the best snorkeling on the island. Two restaurants are located on this beach. Kalis the local restaurant has good services and the restaurant holds the renowned Kalis Beach Full moon party held once a month when the full moon appears. The party is highly sought after and if you are fortunate to be on the island during the full moon, then this is one party not to miss. The party features a great bonfire and live music under the full moon and stars.
Grand Case Beach is white sand beach with calm waters of the quaint fishing village of Grand Case. The beach and village are located in the northwestern section of the island. The quiet bay offers a beautiful view of Anguilla and calm waters. The beach has paid parking in town and offers some great restaurants such as Calmos Cafe.
Orient Beach is one of the best known beaches in all of the Caribbean and the most popular beach on St Martin. The beach is located on the northeast corner of the island on the French side. This beach offers it all for the active party with extensive water activities such as parasailing, kite boarding, and jet skis. The beach has a good offering of beach bars that offer chair and umbrella rentals as well as refreshing drinks. Several restaurants are located on the long stretches of white sand beaches. Please note that this is a very active beach and nudists occupy the easternmost section of the beach at Club O. The nudists do tend to stroll the length of the beaches in full view at times. A recent government ban has lead to a crackdown. The beach tends to be crowded and does not offer that much solitude but the beach is the place to be for the active party.
Pinel Island (Ilet Pinel) is a highly recommended excursion. The beach offers a spectacular sand bar and pristine waters. The beach is scenic and quite popular so get there early. Pinel is easy to reach by a short water shuttle at the Cul de Sac dock. Cul de Sac is located between Anse Marcel and Orient Beach. The lobster at the local restaurant is highly recommended.
Le Gallion Beach is regarded as the best beach for families. The beach is located off a calm bay protected by reefs. The water is dependently calm and clean. The beach has a fantastic restaurant "chez Pat' that offers great prices, food and ambience. Le Gallion is located in an uninhabited area of the island. We urge caution in the evening hours and especially at night.
Anse Marcel is a quiet beach located at the northern edge of the island. The quaint enclave hosts several hotels and the new Radisson. The beach at Anse Marcel offers calm conditions and splendid water.
Dawn Beach is an up and coming beach with good snorkeling and beachside amenities. Located on the east side of the island, the beach offers great views of St Barths. The water can be rough at times but the waves break out on the reef so beach conditions tend to be spared. The ocean can have currents at times so please use caution. The new Westin resort is located at the southern end of the beach. There is a winding road that starts out by Phillipsburg and takes about 10 minutes to get to. There are beach equipment rentals and restaurants on the beach. The beach is rising in popularity and can get crowded with limited parking options.
Great Bay Beach is located in Phillipsburg. The beach offers a great beach to relax after shopping and is populated by cruise ship passengers. The beach has numerous amenities that include beach chair and umbrella rentals as well as a multitude of restaurants to choose from. Talola Mangos is highly recommended.