Beaches in Philipsburg

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The beaches of Philipsburg are often busy with cruise ship passengers trying to squeeze in as much time in the sand as possible.  Great Bay Beach is a favorite thanks to its status as the longest and widest beach on the island in addition to the boardwalk.  For less of a crowd and a great opportunity for watersports, try nearby Little Bay Beach. 

Which Beaches Are Available?

You'll find a large selection of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. For a detailed guide to any specific beach you can click on the names of the ones you are interested in.

Great Bay

Geneve Bay: Located on the east coast of the island and a short distance from the capital city of Philipsburg, Geneve Bay features a small, secluded beach area. Black sand makes the area less ideal for sunbathing, but the beautiful isolation and exciting waves from the Atlantic give the area an exciting atmosphere.

Another location to consider is Guana Bay. Guana Bay, surrounded by private estates and stretches of seagrass, feels like a private beach. This area lacks bars, amenities, and resorts -- a positive for those seeking a private Caribbean experience.

Indigo Bay Beach: Indigo Bay Beach is ideally situated between Belair Beach Hotel St. Maarten and the Little Bay Pond, giving the area the feel of the perfect vacation spot. The scenic shores of Little Bay Beach are picturesque, padded with white sand and tropical foliage.

The beaches in and around Philipsburg are provided directly below.

Beaches In and Around Philipsburg
Name Location Coast
Back Bay 1.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg South East
Cay Bay 1.9 mi. West of Central Philipsburg North
Dawn Beach Oyster Pond, 2.7 mi. Northeast of Central Philipsburg North East
Geneve Bay 1.3 mi. East of Central Philipsburg South East
Gibbs Bay 2.0 mi. Northeast of Central Philipsburg North East
Great Bay 0.3 mi. West of Central Philipsburg North
Guana Bay Guana Bay, 1.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central Philipsburg South
Indigo Bay Beach Little Bay, 1.1 mi. West of Central Philipsburg North
Red Pond Bay 2.4 mi. Northeast of Central Philipsburg North East

If you are looking for a wider range of points of interest beyond what's offered in this category, you should expand your planning horizon. Click on this link to visit our page concerning other interesting attractions for Philipsburg.


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