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.

Positioned 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 stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. Peace and quiet is what you'll find at the majority of St. Martin's beaches, but at Baie Lucas Beach, you'll find the same sense of serenity, without sacrificing a fun and social 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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Bear in mind that Baie Lucas Beach's immediate surroundings are an urban area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Baie Lucas Beach is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the South East coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. It is near some interesting sites like Les Exotiques, which is among the popular spots in the area.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in St. Martin. 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

Orient Bay is the closest city to Baie Lucas Beach. It is certainly not a bustling region, but it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for visitors wanting to get a taste of local life. From Baie Lucas Beach, Orient Bay is a fairly short distance away, about a mile and a half (three kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how packed the nearby hotels are. Baie Lucas Beach is not near very many major hotels, but it's often visited by guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a good number of hotels which can be reached in the car. A list of the closest possibilities have been displayed 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


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so there's no need to go too far away. Bar De L' Escale is one of the closest eateries.

The table below provides a list of nearby dining options.

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

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten besides Baie Lucas Beach.

Vacationers may also want to visit Baie Rouge, which is an additional nearby St. Martin destination. 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.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in St. Martin, but taking a swim at Baie Lucas Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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