As hard to believe as it may be, St. Maarten/St. Martin has thirty-seven beaches on its thirty-seven square miles! Whatever your lifestyle or vacation style, there will certainly be a beach suited to the ambiance you desire. For the action seeker, many beaches offer water sports of every description.

Beach bars and cafes are there for your enjoyment too, and offer varied cuisines, from classic French to pizza and burgers, as well as local Caribbean fare. Blenders are busy mixing up delicious fresh frozen cocktails, guavaberry, mango, and passion fruit coladas heading the list. Beach chairs and umbrellas are provided for those who just want to soak up the rays and do some people watching.

If quiet and privacy is more to your liking, St. Maarten/St. Martin has numerous beaches that are semi to totally secluded and offer little or no facilities. Ask a local for directions.

Enjoying the beach in the nude is possible at several locations, topless is very common on St. Martin. The island is a preferred Caribbean destination for naturists. If your would like to enjoy the naturist lifestyle in an clothing optional resort, you might like the charming Jardin d' O in the Orient Beach area.

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The Beaches of St. Maarten - St-Martin

Anse Marcel

 Bring your camera! As you drive over the mountain from French Cul de Sac to Anse Marcel, breathtaking panoramic views enable even the most amateur...

Baie Nettle

Nettle Bayhas beaches both on the calm lagoon and the Caribbean Sea. Since the lagoon water has not much waves, it's ideal for many watersports,...

Beach at Little Bay

Located on the southern coast of St Maarten, just around the corner from Great Bay, this small but pretty beach is well protected by the outcrop of...

Cupecoy Beach

Cupecoy is Dutch St. Maarten's semi-official nude beach. Sandstone cliffs give Cupecoy beach a dramatic golden backdrop, unlike any other beach on...

Dawn Beach

This wide white sand beach, close to a mile long, is back dropped by the dramatic green mountains of Dutch St. Maarten. There's plenty of room to...

Friar's Bay

One of St. Martin's few existing dirt roads leads to Friar's Bay Beach. Since this beautiful bay is well protected from the wind and heavy surf, it is...

Gallion Beach

This half-moon shaped bay on the Windward side of the island is protected by a great snorkeling reef and is very popular for all types of surfing. A...

Grand Case Beach

St. Martin's gastronomic capital at night, Grand Case Beach is a pleasant "town beach" while the sun is up. You may want to take pictures of the...

Great Bay Beach

Stretching for two miles in front of the Dutch side capital, Philipsburg, a myriad of cruise ships sail into her harbor daily. The thousands of...

Guana Bay

Surfers,get out your boards! Guana Bay is awesome dudes! This is the best beach in St. Maarten/St. Martin for surfing enthusiasts, and is...

Happy Bay

Not everyone will be happy that we list this beach here, because Happy Bay is still considered THE insider's beach on St. Martin.

Ile Tintamarre

Only two miles off St. Martin's eastern coast lays the uninhabited island of Tintamarre. The flat and brush covered 80 acre islet features a...

Ilet Pinel

Every hour, brightly painted local ferry boats shuttle visitors the few hundred yards from the mainland to this tiny picture-perfect tropical...

Indigo Bay

There is a new beach in St. Maarten! A rocky cove, formerly known as Cay Bay has been rechristened to the somewhat catchier name...

Kimsha Beach

Conveniently close to the action of Simpson Bay with its resorts, restaurants, nightclubs and casinos, Kimsha Beach is one of the most central...

Maho Beach

Maho Beach has become one of the island's leading attractions: this is where the runway almost meets the beach, separated only by a narrow road and a...

Mullet Bay Beach

Just down the road from Maho Beach, this is a surfers paradise, when the conditions are "right". Mullet Bay Beach borders on the island's only...

Nude Beaches on St. Maarten - St. Martin Island

St Maarten - St Martin has a fairly relaxed attitude towards beach nudity. The island is the leading Caribbean destination for nudists, with  Orient...

Orient Beach

Here you're invitedto rid yourself of those tell-tale tan lines. You can swim and sunbathe unencumbered in your birthday suit. On the southern end...

Simpson Bay Beach

At one time, this area was famous for its families who made their living by fishing. There are still a few fisherman who shove off, hours before...

Terres Basses

Terres Basses or in English 'The Lowlands' are the island's undisputed glamour neighborhood, with huge estate homes hidden by giant gates and tall...