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 in Saint Martin, in the vicinity of Philipsburg, Oyster Pond Beach is on the North East edge of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Travelers who want to avoid long taxi rides will probably like Oyster Pond Beach. It's within walking distance of so many hotels and activities, and is located in a pretty major tourist area.

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 on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. You may also have the option to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Happily, the off-shore waters are fit for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration. 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.

Bear in mind that the area right around Oyster Pond Beach is highly urbanized, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

Positioned on the North East coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten; the area hosts attractions such as Caribbean Pictoriar, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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

Guests visiting Oyster Pond Beach who are looking for further attractions might consider heading to Marigot, which is nearby and is an area full of activity.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. Oyster Pond Beach is not near very many major hotels, but you may see guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a good number of places to stay a car ride away. A list of the closest possibilities have been displayed in the following table.

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

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Oyster Pond Beach; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest places to eat is Mama Pizza. This restaurant offers a menu of Italian cuisine. They are also famous for their pizza.

A few nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

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

The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten has several beautiful beaches, and Oyster Pond Beach is just one option.

If the exciting vibe at Oyster Pond Beach is one of the features you love, you'll want to consider heading to Galion Beach, a beach with a similar ambiance. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Orient Beach is a location secluded from lots of tourists and buildings.

Vacationers may also want to visit Baie Lucas Beach, another favorite sun-spot in St. Martin.

Perhaps Oyster Pond Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, St. Martin offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.

 

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