Grande-Case Beach

Known for it's fine dining and stunning views of Anguilla, hungry tourists flock to this beach to sample island fare.

Set in Grand-Case, Grande-Case Beach is on the North East edge of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You might want to drop by even if you are not staying particularly close by. Grande-Case Beach is the type of spot where nearby hotel guests go to be among the crowds, and there's lots to see, do, and eat - it's certainly one of the most popular beaches, but this could be right up your alley.

How to Access The Beach
You can walk right up to this beach with no trouble, but you'll have to park at one of the adjacent businesses, then find your way through the beachfront shops and villas.

Amenities and Ambiance

This gently sloping beach popular for its great snorkeling spots, especially near Creole Rock. It is a heavily developed area near the airport, so you can't forget about civilization here.

Of course, you could always try the shoreside restaurant right on Grande-Case Beach, which is the ultimate convenience for beachgoers. Every location around the world has its own unique cuisine, and St. Martin is no different. One of the best places to discover local delicacies is right next to the coast. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Grande-Case Beach is the ultimate convenience. On some days, it may be possible to purchase food from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you're looking to see some exciting marine life. The whole family can enjoy some fun in the sun at Grande -Case beach. Connoissuers of fine cuisines will also appreciate the dining options at this amazing oceanfront property.

Since Grande-Case Beach is of course found in a hot tourist destination, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Grande-Case Beach on St. Martin's North East coast; the area hosts attractions such as Cultural Center Grand Case, which is pretty close, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

Historical attractions like Hope Estate Archeological Site offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Grande-Case Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about St. Martin's past, without having to go too far from the beach.

If a visit to the Grande-Case Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Grande-Case Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cultural Center Grand Case Museum 0.1 mi. NE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Hope Estate Archeological Site Historical Site 0.9 mi. SE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

Grande-Case Beach visitors looking for additional places to explore will want to consider heading over to Marigot, because it's nearby and is an active, busy area. From the shore, Marigot is a fairly short distance away, roughly three miles (five kilometers).

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full nearby hotel rooms are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may see guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Guests will find a decent variety of accommodation options to pick from in the vicinity of the beach. The most accessible of which can be seen in the table below.

Accommodations near Grande-Case Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Alizés Motel Guesthouse -- -- Guest house
Hevea Inn -- -- Hotel
Hotel L'Esplanade -- -- Hotel
Le Belvedere Residence -- -- Hotel
Le Petit Hotel -- -- Hotel
LOVE Hotel & Residence 0.3 mi. SW Hotel
Grand Case Beach Club 0.4 mi. NNE Resort

Food

When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so you won't have to wander too far away. One of the nearest places to eat is L'Effet Mer. This restaurant has both Continental and French cuisines. They are also known for their pasta and seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a little ways away.

The table below lists nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Grande-Case Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
L'Effet Mer (059) 087-0565 Continental, French, International Informal 0.0 mi. N
La Bodega -- -- -- 0.0 mi. SW
Spicy (059) 087-0742 French -- 0.0 mi. E
Brasserie Des Iles (059) 087-8746 French Very Casual 0.0 mi. S
Blue Martini (059) 029-2793 Caribbean, French Informal 0.0 mi. S
Il Nettuno (059) 087-7738 Italian Informal 0.0 mi. SW
Zen It -- -- -- 0.0 mi. NE
Brasas De Iles 590 87 87 46 French, International Very Casual 0.0 mi. SW
Le Soleil (059) 087-9232 French Informal 0.0 mi. SW
Lolos -- -- -- 0.0 mi. SW
Nettuno (590) 087-7738 Italian Very Casual 0.1 mi. SW
Bistrot Caraïbes (059) 029-0829 Caribbean, French Fine Dining 0.1 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Grande-Case Beach.

If the exciting vibe at Grande-Case Beach has you wanting more of the same, consider also visiting Happy Bay, another location where you'll find fun and action. It is located one and a quarter miles to the west. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Anse Marcel is an area secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. It is located not far off the beach at all.

Another option worth considering is Baie Lucas Beach, which is located reasonably close-by, meaning a short ride in a taxi is a solid choice.

Maybe Grande-Case Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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