Most beautiful beaches
The following list provides a brief description of several of the most beautiful beaches. Make sure to visit as many as you can on your next vacation in St. Martin.
Atlantic Side. Good snorkeling among the miscellaneous reefs within the first 100 feet of the shore. Start your swim to the right as the current will carry you back. Can be “touristy”. Beach bar and umbrellas.
Guana Bay Beach
Atlantic Side. Most isolated beach. Some undertow and cross current, but probably the best beach on the island for body surfing. No food or drink.
Pelican Bay Beach
On the Caribbean. No beach bar. Used mostly by villa owners on Pelican Bay. Reefs, sand and coral coves.
Simpson Bay Beach
Facing the Caribbean, this is a pristine white sand beach. Water sports and marina. Beach bar and umbrellas – a mix of tourist and natives. Learn more about the beach in our blog!
Facing the Caribbean. At the end of airport runway (hold your ears and duck when 747’s slide over your head). Clean white sand. No food and drink. Swim around to the left for some pretty good snorkeling.
Mullet Bay Beach
Facing the Caribbean. Clean white sand on a sheltered crescent of beach. Food and drink and trees to sit under. Easy, calm swimming where you can walk a good way out before you’re in deep water.
Longue Baie Beach
Facing Sea. Rated as one of the finest beaches in the Caribbean. Beach bar.
Plum Baie Beach
Facing the Caribbean. More private than most – pretty.
Baie Rouge Beach
Again, one of the finest. Facing the Caribbean. A fairly sharp drop-off as you enter the water. Truly picturesque. Food and drink. Swim around to the right and snorkel through the cave.
Facing the Atlantic. A beautiful beach relatively sheltered from the ocean by a reef about half a mile out. Good swimming. Food, drink, water sports, clothing optional.
Take a 4 minute boat ride ($10/pp round trip) to the island for a nice respite. Good beach for children. Follow path for to the right for rather good snorkeling. Interesting gift shop and two open-air restaurants.
Nicknamed “Baby Beach” for its calm, shallow water. There is even a big box of beach toys for toddlers at Tropical Wave Restaurant.