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.

Situated toward 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 to drop by regardless of whether 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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Since Kim Sha Beach will be located within a relatively urbanized region, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on St. Martin's South-Southwest coast. It's located near Lightning Casino, which is one of a number of attractions close-by.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be 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

Cities near Kim Sha Beach include Simpson Bay, which isn't a congested area, and it will be a pleasant day trip for those looking to check out the local scene. From the coast, Simpson Bay is just up the road, about a half mile (less than a kilometer).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good number of hotels within a car's reach. Some of the closest options can be viewed in the following list.

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 Beach Resort 0.4 mi. S Resort
Turquoise Shell Inn 0.4 mi. NNW Lodge
Paradise 0.5 mi. NNW Hotel
Chatelaine Hotel -- -- Hotel


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to try an area restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without having to go far. One of the nearest places to eat is Topper's. The restaurant serves delicious International cuisine. They also specialize in barbecue and comfort food. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby dining options are shown in the table 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
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
Top Carrot (721) 544-3381 Mediterranean -- -- --

Other Beaches

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

You may also want to consider Cay Bay, located a mile and a half away.

St. Martin has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, so visiting Kim Sha Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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