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 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.

Great Bay

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.

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

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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