Beaches in Orient Bay

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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.  

Pick Your Ideal Beach

You'll find a large selection of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of the beaches, for vacationers who enjoy the underwater scene. For a detailed guide to a specific beach click on the names of the ones you're curious about.

Orient 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 alternative to consider is Ilet Pinel. Although Ilet Pinel is on a small island off of St. Martin. It's a favorite day trip of visitors to St. Martin and has great hiking and sightseeing.

Baie de cul-de-sac: The coastline of the bay is very thin and has very little sand or areas for relaxing on the shore. It's mostly the access for boaters that brings visitors to this bay.

The chart right below offers more details regarding the beaches that can be found in and around the area.

Beaches In and Around Orient Bay
Name Location Coast
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

Keep in mind, Orient Bay has other attractions. If you're interested, you can get more details concerning other attractions on this page.

 

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