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 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 think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Since Kim Sha Beach is found inside an area popular for visitors., you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


Found on St. Martin's South-Southwest coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Lightning Casino, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed 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 near Simpson Bay, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The closest town to Kim Sha Beach is Simpson Bay, which is not overly developed, and it will be a pleasant day trip for those looking to check out the local scene. From Kim Sha Beach, Simpson Bay is just up the road, roughly a half mile (less than a kilometer).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of hotels within driving distance. A few of the more convenient options can be viewed in the following table.

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


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest restaurants is Topper's. This restaurant serves delicious 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 as it's just a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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

There are multiple beaches to discover on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten, of course, so if Kim Sha Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

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

Of course, St. Martin has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but taking a swim at Kim Sha Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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