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.
You'll find several beaches to choose from in and around the area. You can click on the name of the beach to get additional information about that particular stretch of sand.
Geneve Bay: Access to the beach is limited to hikers, who should take a vehicle to Trinton Shell Road.
A second alternative that beach-goers can 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.
Take some time to look through the following table for more information about your options.
|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|
Of course, Philipsburg offers other attractions. Click on this link to check out our article about other interesting attractions for Philipsburg.
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