The 37 beaches of St Maarten

With 37 beaches, St Maarten is the perfect destination for the swimming and water activities lovers. Whether you want to relax, or have fun in the water you will find the perfect beach.


Here is a list of the 37 beaches in St Maarten:

  • Long Bay: Calm and relaxing.
  • Plum Bay: Wild and calm. Great for snorkeling when the water is calm, and for surfing when there is swell.
  • Red Bay: Beautiful beach perfect for lunch in a restaurant near the water.

  • Petite Baie: Not very popular because exposed to wind and swell.
  • Nettle Bay: A rocky beach on one side and a lagoon on the other with a few hotels around.
  • Grand Ilet: Perfect to relax.
  • Galisbay Beach: One of the most popular beach on the island.
  • Lovers’ Beach: A romantic beach hidden between rocks that only two people at the same time can enjoy.
  • Friars’ Bay Beach: Family friendly beach that is safe and beautiful.
  • Happy Bay: A wild beach you can reach after a 10 minutes walk that is perfect for a picnic with familly and friends.
  • Grand-Case Beach: Explore the famous Creole Rock and eat in one of the many gourmet restaurants.
  • Little Beach: Great place to start snorkeling or kayaking.
  • Anse Marcel: Safe family friendly beach
  • Petites Cayes: Often deserted, this wild beach that you can reach after an half hour walking is great for surfing when the swell is on.
  • Grandes Cayes: Facing Timtamarre, this wild beach is popular among the St Maarten residents.
  • Tintamarre Island: Part of the territory of the nature reserve, this island has 2 peaceful beaches.
  • Pinel Island: This island is a natural reserve where you will find 2 beaches: one with two restaurant where you can eat and rent long chairs, and an other one that you can reach after a 10 minutes walk.
  • Orient Bay: The largest beach in St Maarten is like the “St Tropez of the Caribbean”. There, you will find shops, restaurants and water sports.
  • Green Cay: A small and quiet island in front of Orient bay.
  • Galion Beach: Great for surfers and windsurfers. But also for families during local festivals.
  • Baie de l’Embouchure: This mangrove beach is very popular among windsurfers.
  • Lucas’ Bay: With a beautiful underwater nature it is perfect for snorkeling.
  • Dawn Beach: a beautiful wild beach sourrounded by coconut trees.
  • Guana Bay: Very popular among surfers, be aware of its deep water currents.
  • Geneve Bay: To reach this beautiful beach you must hike. But it worth it, to see its crystal clear warm water.
  • Great Bay: Surronded by many bars and restaurants, you will also find some water sports and have a nice view on the cruise ships.
  • Little Bay: A beautiful bird sanctuary reforested by the Nature Foundation.
  • Cay Bay: Great for hiking lovers, you might come across horses, mountain bikers and other walkers.
  • Pelican Cay: A well equiped beach where you will find all types of services.
  • Simpson Bay: A tourist friendly beach along the airport runaway and the fishing village of Simpson bay.
  • Burgeaux Beach: A beach with no sand great for surfers.
  • Maho Beach: Located at the end of the runaway at Juliana Airport, it is great to watch takeoffs and landings.
  • Mullet Bay: Located along the golf course i is a beautiful beach on relax on but also for surfers.
  • Cupecoy: A perfect place to watch a beautiful sunset.

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    1. Hi Ron! Thanks for your participation! What is the name of this beach? Is it Burgeaux Bay? It doesn’t really appear on the map.

  1. Thank you for the awesome list of beaches and exciting places to experience! I am so excited and can’t wait for Feb.23rd!

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