Grande-Case Beach

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

Located in Grand-Case, Grande-Case Beach is on the North East coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. If you prefer to escape the buzz of the city, it's good to know that St. Martin has plenty of secluded beaches. This atmosphere is not for everyone, though. If you seek a fun and active spot, you're better suited for one of the few lively beaches, like Grande-Case Beach.

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.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. There are a lot of dining experiences to be enjoyed in St. Martin, but eating a delicious meal on the beach can be especially memorable. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. You might also have the option to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some equipment if you want to do some underwater exploration. 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.

Don't forget that the area right around Grande-Case Beach is rather congested, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


Grande-Case Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on St. Martin's North East coast. Cultural Center Grand Case is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is one of a few local attractions.

Historical attractions like Hope Estate Archeological Site offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Grande-Case Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about St. Martin, without straying too far from the coastline.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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 is in the Marigot area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Those visiting Grande-Case Beach who are seeking additional places to explore might think about going to Marigot, which is close-by and is an area full of activity. From the shore, Marigot is not far away, roughly three miles (five kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it can attract guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

There is a pretty nice selection of hotels and resorts to choose from in the area that encircles Grande-Case Beach. The most accessible of which can be viewed 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


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is L'Effet Mer. This restaurant offers both Continental and French menu items. They are also famous for their pasta and seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's not far off the beach at all.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

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

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten, and Grande-Case Beach is just one option.

Another location you might enjoy is Happy Bay, which is home to plenty of activity. You'll find it one and a quarter miles to the west. If you're looking for something a little more private, Anse Marcel could be a good option for you. It is located only a short distance away.

Another option worth considering is Baie Lucas Beach, which is located four miles away.

You may find that Grande-Case Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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