Best beaches on the island

Beautiful St Maarten/St Martin boasts over 70km of picturesque coastline which is home to some of the world's finest seascapes, from unspoiled shores to hubs of activity. Reflecting the diversity of the island itself, each of the 37 beaches here is unique and offers settings and activities to suit your needs.

From rocky shore to golden sand, secluded snorkelling caves to busy beach bars, and dramatic vistas of neighbouring islands or landing planes, whether you're opting for one of the many water sports available or for a snooze in the sun, the choice is all yours!

  ORIENT BAY (FRENCH SIDE)    Orient Bay is the most popular beach on St. Martin and is well developed for the...  More    

ORIENT BAY (FRENCH SIDE) 

Orient Bay is the most popular beach on St. Martin and is well developed for the... More

 

  ANSE MARCEL (FRENCH SIDE)    Located on the north side of St. Martin, Anse Marcel beach is surrounded by resorts...  More    

ANSE MARCEL (FRENCH SIDE) 

Located on the north side of St. Martin, Anse Marcel beach is surrounded by resorts... More

 

  BAIE ROUGE - (FRENCH SIDE)    This beach has a great view of Anguilla and offers lounge chairs and snorkelling...  More    

BAIE ROUGE - (FRENCH SIDE) 

This beach has a great view of Anguilla and offers lounge chairs and snorkelling... More

 

  MAHO BEACH (DUTCH SIDE)    Not exactly a quiet experience… people head to Maho Beach to see the jumbo jets pass overhead. The busiest time is on a Sunday...  More    

MAHO BEACH (DUTCH SIDE) 

Not exactly a quiet experience… people head to Maho Beach to see the jumbo jets pass overhead. The busiest time is on a Sunday... More

 

  BURGEAUX BAY - (DUTCH SIDE)    Burgeaux Bay is located on the western end of Simpson Bay, which is south of the...  More    

BURGEAUX BAY - (DUTCH SIDE) 

Burgeaux Bay is located on the western end of Simpson Bay, which is south of the... More

 

  CORALITA BAY - (FRENCH SIDE)    Perfect if you’re looking for a peaceful hideout, Coralita Beach provides a...  More    

CORALITA BAY - (FRENCH SIDE) 

Perfect if you’re looking for a peaceful hideout, Coralita Beach provides a... More

 

  FRIAR'S BAY - (FRENCH SIDE)    The calm waters here mean that its perfect for families, while the stunning sunset...  More    

FRIAR'S BAY - (FRENCH SIDE) 

The calm waters here mean that its perfect for families, while the stunning sunset... More

 

  COLE BAY (DUTCH SIDE)    Cole Bay is known mostly for the hotels, villas, shops, casinos and some...  More    

COLE BAY (DUTCH SIDE) 

Cole Bay is known mostly for the hotels, villas, shops, casinos and some... More

 

  CUPECOY BAY (DUTCH SIDE)    If you're looking to stay in a luxury apartment, villa or resort during your...  More    

CUPECOY BAY (DUTCH SIDE) 

If you're looking to stay in a luxury apartment, villa or resort during your... More

 

  GENEVE BAY - GUANA BAY (DUTCH SIDE)    Located south of Guana Bay, Geneve Bay is only accessible through a long coastal...  More    

GENEVE BAY - GUANA BAY (DUTCH SIDE) 

Located south of Guana Bay, Geneve Bay is only accessible through a long coastal... More

 

  COVE BAY    A favourite amongst hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders, a 20 minutes...  More    

COVE BAY

A favourite amongst hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders, a 20 minutes... More

 

  DAWN BEACH (DUTCH SIDE)    Dawn Beach used to be a pretty quiet secluded beach which was mainly...  More    

DAWN BEACH (DUTCH SIDE) 

Dawn Beach used to be a pretty quiet secluded beach which was mainly... More

 

  GUANA BAY (DUTCH SIDE)   While this beach is subdued and quiet- the currents in the water are not and so...  More    

GUANA BAY (DUTCH SIDE)

While this beach is subdued and quiet- the currents in the water are not and so... More

 

  GREAT BAY - PHILIPSBURG (DUTCH SIDE)    Located close to town, you can combine a trip to the beach with visiting local restaurants, shopping and activities. It’s fun to watch the...  More    

GREAT BAY - PHILIPSBURG (DUTCH SIDE) 

Located close to town, you can combine a trip to the beach with visiting local restaurants, shopping and activities. It’s fun to watch the... More

 

  SIMPSON BAY (DUTCH SIDE)    Simpson Bay Beach is a generally quiet, mile-long curved beach located next to...  More    

SIMPSON BAY (DUTCH SIDE) 

Simpson Bay Beach is a generally quiet, mile-long curved beach located next to... More

 

  KIM SHA BEACH - (DUTCH SIDE)    A busy beach with plenty of activity to keep you entertained, Kim Sha beach is...  More    

KIM SHA BEACH - (DUTCH SIDE) 

A busy beach with plenty of activity to keep you entertained, Kim Sha beach is... More

 

  LE GALION - ORIENT BAY (FRENCH SIDE)    You might hear Le Galion beach being called “Baby Beach” or “Coconut Grove”; all...  More    

LE GALION - ORIENT BAY (FRENCH SIDE) 

You might hear Le Galion beach being called “Baby Beach” or “Coconut Grove”; all... More

 

  LITTLE BAY - PHILIPSBURG (DUTCH SIDE)    Just around the peninsula from Great Bay, this is a spot which is great for...  More    

LITTLE BAY - PHILIPSBURG (DUTCH SIDE) 

Just around the peninsula from Great Bay, this is a spot which is great for... More

 

  LONG BAY - (FRENCH SIDE)    As the longest stretch of white sandy beach on the island, this beach is...  More    

LONG BAY - (FRENCH SIDE) 

As the longest stretch of white sandy beach on the island, this beach is... More

 

  MULLET BAY (DUTCH SIDE)    When the conditions are right, this Mullet Bay Beach is a surfer's dream, but is...  More    

MULLET BAY (DUTCH SIDE) 

When the conditions are right, this Mullet Bay Beach is a surfer's dream, but is... More

 

  MULLET BAY BEACH - (DUTCH SIDE)    Mullet Bay is a great all round beach which offers family-friendly white sand and...  More    

MULLET BAY BEACH - (DUTCH SIDE) 

Mullet Bay is a great all round beach which offers family-friendly white sand and... More

 

  NETTLE BAY/BAIE NETTLE (FRENCH SIDE)    Nettle Bay is split into two; Caribbean or Lagoon side. The Caribbean side...  More    

NETTLE BAY/BAIE NETTLE (FRENCH SIDE) 

Nettle Bay is split into two; Caribbean or Lagoon side. The Caribbean side... More

 

  PELICAN KEY - (DUTCH SIDE)    Pelican Key is highly developed residential and resort area which is close to...  More    

PELICAN KEY - (DUTCH SIDE) 

Pelican Key is highly developed residential and resort area which is close to... More

 

  HAPPY BAY (FRENCH SIDE)   Between Friar’s Bay and the Bay of Grand Case on the Northwest end of the island, Happy Bay beach is quiet, and usually deserted. It’s a... More   

HAPPY BAY (FRENCH SIDE)

Between Friar’s Bay and the Bay of Grand Case on the Northwest end of the island, Happy Bay beach is quiet, and usually deserted. It’s a... More

 

  PETITES CAYES - (FRENCH SIDE)    While you need to hop on a boat or jet ski to get out to this little uninhabited...  More

PETITES CAYES - (FRENCH SIDE) 

While you need to hop on a boat or jet ski to get out to this little uninhabited... More

  PINEL ISLAND - (FRENCH SIDE)    A little deserted island off of Orient Beach, you can hop on a small boat or, if...  More

PINEL ISLAND - (FRENCH SIDE) 

A little deserted island off of Orient Beach, you can hop on a small boat or, if... More

  PLUM BAY - (FRENCH SIDE)    A relatively rocky spot, this secluded beach is generally only visited by surfers...  More

PLUM BAY - (FRENCH SIDE) 

A relatively rocky spot, this secluded beach is generally only visited by surfers... More