Baie Lucas Beach

Photo credit: © Felix Francois
 

This beach is on St. Martin's eastern side. It has a wide stretch of sand covered in palm trees, which provide relief from the bright sunlight.

Located in Saint Martin, 0.6 miles northeast of Oyster Pond, Baie Lucas Beach is on the South East coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying very close. If you prefer to escape the buzz of the city, it's good to know that beaches here are generally pretty quiet. Then again, if you'd rather not visit an empty, untouched part of the coast, you're probably better off trying a beach like Baie Lucas Beach, with a more upbeat atmosphere.

How to Access The Beach
Baie Lucas is located off Rue de Coralita, just north of the St. Martin-Sint Maarten border at Oyster Pond. Stick to the coastal road and it will be hard to miss.

Amenities and Ambiance

The sand here is soft and white, the ocean floor is shallow for a ways out into the ocean, but has coral and rock formations under the waves, good for snorkeling but somewhat inconvenient for swimming and wading. The clearest ocean floor is on the south side of the beach, where the sand thins out. If you explore the beach you may also spot a tower, which serves as a good observation post. Notice too that there is a small island just offshore of the tower, and anyone with some hard soled water-shoes and a sense of adventure will be able to cross the gap and explore that island as well.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Since Baie Lucas Beach can be found within an active, busy area, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on St. Martin's South East coast. It is close to Les Exotiques, which is one of a few popular spots in the area.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Baie Lucas Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Les Exotiques Art Gallery 0.2 mi. SSW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Caribbean Pictoriar Art Gallery 0.4 mi. SSW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Art Gallery Dona Bryhiel Art Gallery 0.4 mi. S the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

Baie Lucas Beach is near Orient Bay, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. The closest town to Baie Lucas Beach is Orient Bay, which is not heavily urbanized, though it will be a nice day out for those who want to see more of the area. From the shore, Orient Bay isn't far off, about a mile and a half (three kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. Baie Lucas Beach is not near very many major hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of hotel rooms which can be reached in the car. A list of the closest options have been displayed in the list below.

Accommodations near Baie Lucas Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Coralita Beach Hotel -- -- Hotel
Hotel 21 -- -- Hotel
Sol'Hotel -- -- Hotel
La Caravelle -- -- Guest house
Colombus Hotel -- -- Hotel
Captain Oliver's Resort 0.4 mi. S Resort

Food

If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, this beach has you covered, and you won't have to look too far away. One of the closest restaurants is Bar De L' Escale.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Baie Lucas Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bar De L' Escale (059) 029-5849 -- -- -- --
Le Planteur (059) 029-5321 Creole, French Informal 0.2 mi. S
Le Croq' Tambouille (059) 087-3050 -- -- 0.2 mi. S
La Fontaine (059) 027-7602 -- -- 0.3 mi. S
Le Bounty (059) 087-3884 -- -- 0.4 mi. S
Captain Oliver's Restaurant (059) 087-4026 Creole, French Fine Dining 0.4 mi. S
Quai Ouest Restaurant and Bar (059) 087-4026 Italian Informal 0.4 mi. S
The Dingy Dock Bar & Restaurant (059) 087-4026 American Very Casual 0.4 mi. S
Mama Pizza (599) 527-1009 Italian Very Casual 0.4 mi. SW
Chez Pat -- -- -- 1.1 mi. N
Andy & Cheryl's -- American Very Casual 1.3 mi. N
Pedro's -- -- -- 1.3 mi. N

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Baie Lucas Beach.

You may also enjoy Baie Rouge, which is close-by and another fun spot in St. Martin. If you want plenty of great views of breathtaking oceanfront scenery, then the Baie Rouge beach is the perfect spot to visit on your next St. Martin vacation.

Baie Lucas Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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