Orient Bay is a unique destination in the Caribbean because it has a wholly French attitude about it. What does this mean? Well, clothing is optional. If this is something you don't feel comfortable with, you may be better suited to other areas of the island. Whether or not you're free enough in body to disrobe and lie in the sand this coast does offer some of the most picturesque views.
You will discover an abundance of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, for vacationers who are so inclined. Click on the name of each beach for a detailed article concerning that beach.
Green Cay: If you'd like to get away from the more crowded and well-known Orient Bay Beach, just head to nearby Green Cay (Caye Verte) for a bit of escapism on a gorgeous and serene beach.
A second place to consider is Ilet Pinel. The Ilet Pinel beach is located on one of St. Martin's uninhabited offshore islets and can only be accessed by boat. Many boats from St. Martin offer charter service here for tourists.
Baie de cul-de-sac: Baie de cul-de-sac is right off of Rue de Cul de Sac on St. Martin's northeastern side. It's not difficult to access and you should be able to mark at one of the marina's if you're looking to explore this coast.
Take some time to look through this table for more information about beaches that can be found in and around the area.
|Anse Marcel||Anse Marcel, 2.3 mi. Northwest of Central Orient Bay||South East|
|Baie Lucas Beach||1.8 mi. South of Central Orient Bay||South East|
|Baie de cul-de-sac||French Cul-de-Sac, 1.3 mi. North of Central Orient Bay||South East|
|Galion Beach||0.7 mi. South of Central Orient Bay||East|
|Grandes Cayes||1.9 mi. North of Central Orient Bay||South East|
|Green Cay||0.7 mi. East of Central Orient Bay||East|
|Ilet Pinel||1.3 mi. North of Central Orient Bay||South East|
|Orient Beach||Griselle, 0.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Orient Bay||South East|
|Oyster Pond Beach||2.1 mi. South of Central Orient Bay||North East|
|Petites Cayes||2.5 mi. North of Central Orient Bay||South East|
Bear in mind that Orient Bay has other attractions. Click to see our article about other interesting attractions for Orient Bay.
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