Kim Sha Beach

Centrally located, Kimsha Beach is what you might call a "party beach." There is always something going on here, even at night, thanks to local venues which host beach parties and concerts on a regular basis. During the day, swimming, sunning, and watersports are all possible.

Located along the southeastern outskirts of Simpson Bay, Kim Sha Beach is on the South-Southwest coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You might want whether or not you're staying nearby.

How to Access The Beach

Kim Sha is located behind the bridge an outside the lagoon of Simpson Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Thanks to a small reef protecting the beach, the waters here are generally pretty calm. There are plenty of restaurants and bars near the water, and kiosks where you can rent watersports equipment. Additionally, there is a playground for kids.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Be mindful that the region in which Kim Sha Beach is located is a bustling area, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on St. Martin's South-Southwest coast. It is near Lightning Casino, which is one of the favorite local destinations.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run low on things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Kim Sha Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Lightning Casino Casino 0.1 mi. NE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Pelican Casino Casino 0.2 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Sint Maarten Carousel Tourist Attraction 0.4 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Mounette Radot Gallery Art Gallery 0.5 mi. ESE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Paradise Plaza Casino Gambling Site 0.5 mi. ESE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Princess Casino Casino 0.7 mi. NE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

Kim Sha Beach is close to Simpson Bay, so walking the city is a definite option. Simpson Bay is the closest town to Kim Sha Beach. It is not heavily urbanized, though it will be a nice day out for those hoping to get a taste of the local scene. From the coast, Simpson Bay is just up the road, maybe a half mile (less than a kilometer).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Vacationers will find a decent assortment of booking options to pick from in the area that surrounds Kim Sha Beach. The most accessible of which can be viewed below.

Accommodations near Kim Sha Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
The Atrium Beach Resort 0.1 mi. SE Resort
El Manar 0.2 mi. ESE Hotel
Royal Palm Beach Resort 0.2 mi. NNW Resort
Simpson Bay Resort and Marina 0.2 mi. SW Resort
Pelican Resort 0.2 mi. S Resort
Diamond Resorts Flamingo Beach Resort 0.3 mi. SW Resort
La Vista Resort 0.3 mi. S Resort
La Vista Beach Resort 0.4 mi. S Resort
Turquoise Shell Inn 0.4 mi. NNW Lodge
Paradise 0.5 mi. NNW Hotel


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest restaurants is Topper's. The restaurant serves International cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their barbecue and comfort food. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants are listed below.

Restaurants near Kim Sha Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Topper's (721) 544-3500 International Very Casual 0.1 mi. NE
Greenhouse Simpson Bay (721) 542-2941 American, International Very Casual 0.1 mi. SSE
Skip Jack's (721) 544-2313 Caribbean, Creole Very Casual 0.1 mi. NE
The Boathouse (721) 544-5409 Caribbean Very Casual 0.1 mi. NE
The Palms -- -- -- 0.1 mi. N
Anand Simpson Bay (721) 544-4696 Indian Informal 0.1 mi. S
Bel Mar Restaurant (721) 544-2614 Caribbean, South American Informal 0.1 mi. SSW
Lee's Roadside Grill (721) 544-4233 Caribbean Very Casual 0.1 mi. N
Caribean Grilled Flavors -- Caribbean -- 0.1 mi. N
Burger King Simpson Bay -- American Very Casual 0.1 mi. E
Shiv Shakti (069) 581-9620 Indian Very Casual 0.2 mi. S
Pizza Galley (721) 587-1330 Italian Very Casual 0.2 mi. N

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Kim Sha Beach on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten.

Another option worth considering is Cay Bay, which is located only a short distance away.

Maybe Kim Sha Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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