Oyster Pond Beach

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Oyster Pond beach is less of a beach than a shoreline. Most of the coastline here backs up into private docks. It's a boater's bay but a small strip of sandy beach is on the cape that separates the bay from the ocean.

Situated toward the eastern outskirts of Saint Martin, near Philipsburg, Oyster Pond Beach is on the North East coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. Active couples and families who thrive in busy, social environments won't regret their visit to Oyster Pond Beach.

How to Access The Beach

The strip of sand that is the only real beach on this bay is blockaded by the Oyster Bay Beach resort and public access is limited.

Amenities and Ambiance

The sand here is tan and beautiful and the ocean floor is clear for several feet out into the turquoise waters. Umbrellas line the beach for use by patrons of the resort.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. You may also have the option to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. The water in the area is clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface. It's out-of-the-way location tends to discourage many travelers, which means that those who do make the trek are sure to have beautiful Oyster Pond Beach all to themselves.

Since Oyster Pond Beach will be located within a hot tourist destination, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on St. Martin's North East coast. It is near some interesting sites like Caribbean Pictoriar, which is one of a number of the area's interesting attractions.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Oyster Pond Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Caribbean Pictoriar Art Gallery 0.2 mi. ENE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Art Gallery Dona Bryhiel Art Gallery 0.2 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Les Exotiques Art Gallery 0.3 mi. NE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

Oyster Pond Beach is very close to Marigot, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Oyster Pond Beach tourists looking for some additional excitement should think about going to Marigot, since it's not far away and is an active, busy area.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full the nearby hotels are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can appeal to visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

There is a good range of hotels to choose from in the area that surrounds Oyster Pond Beach. The most convenient of which are shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Oyster Pond Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
La Caravelle -- -- Guest house
Hotel 21 -- -- Hotel
Captain Oliver's Resort 0.3 mi. E Resort
Sol'Hotel -- -- Hotel
Colombus Hotel -- -- Hotel
Coralita Beach Hotel -- -- Hotel

Food

Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, within a reachable distance. One of the closest restaurants is Mama Pizza. This restaurant has Italian food. They are also known for serving pizza.

The following table lists nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Oyster Pond Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Mama Pizza (599) 527-1009 Italian Very Casual 0.1 mi. NE
Captain Oliver's Restaurant (059) 087-4026 Creole, French Fine Dining 0.2 mi. E
Quai Ouest Restaurant and Bar (059) 087-4026 Italian Informal 0.2 mi. E
The Dingy Dock Bar & Restaurant (059) 087-4026 American Very Casual 0.3 mi. E
Le Croq' Tambouille (059) 087-3050 -- -- -- --
La Fontaine (059) 027-7602 -- -- -- --
Le Planteur (059) 029-5321 Creole, French Informal -- --
Bar De L' Escale (059) 029-5849 -- -- -- --
Le Bounty (059) 087-3884 -- -- -- --
Casanova (059) 029-4420 -- -- -- --
Chez Flo (059) 052-9880 -- -- -- --
Konga Cafe (059) 087-7054 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Oyster Pond Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten.

If the active mood at Oyster Pond Beach has you wanting more of the same, think about also visiting Galion Beach, a spot with the same type of electricity. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Orient Beach is an area which doesn't see as many crowds.

Another location you may want to try is Baie Lucas Beach, which is an additional nearby St. Martin destination.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in St. Martin; then again, a trip to Oyster Pond Beach could end up a family favorite.

 

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