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 should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. With its home in much-visited location, Baie Lucas Beach should definitely be considered by visitors hoping to find a wide variety of things to do and see.

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.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Since Baie Lucas Beach is found inside an area that sees many visitors, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Found on the South East coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten; the area is home to other attractions such as Les Exotiques, which is one of the closest attractions.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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

Orient Bay is the closest city to Baie Lucas Beach. It is certainly not a bustling region, but it will be a pleasant day trip for visitors looking to check out the local scene. From Baie Lucas Beach, Orient Bay is a fairly short distance away, roughly a mile and a half (three kilometers).

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may see guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Guests will find a good assortment of resort and hotel options to choose from in the area around the beach. The most convenient of which have been listed in the table 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

When you start craving an afternoon snack, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so you won't have to wander too far from the sea. One of the nearest restaurants is Bar De L' Escale.

The table below lists places to eat near this beach.

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

Needless to say, Baie Lucas Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten.

Another option worth considering is Baie Rouge, another favorite sun-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.

Maybe Baie Lucas Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in St. Martin you might like.

 

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