Simpson Bay Beach

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Located close to the Princess Juliana Airport, the Simpson Bay beach features a long stretch of white sand and clear waters. The primary appeal of Simpson Bay Beach lies in its tranquil charm, though its location allows for easy access to local restaurants, bars, casinos, and more.

Located near the heart of Simpson Bay, this beach is on the South 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. Many of the other beaches in St. Martin are known for being secluded spots, which offer tranquility and relaxation. While these beaches are a perfect fit for some, those who like to keep active will find there's much more variety at Simpson Bay Beach.

How to Access The Beach
Simpson Bay Beach is easily accessible via car and taxi, particularly due to its close proximity to the airport. Drivers should take Airport Road to Sr. Patientia Road, which leads directly into an on-beach car park.

Amenities and Ambiance

The halfmoon-shaped harbor of Simpson Bay beach follows the entire length of Simpson Bay Village, stretching over a mile long. This long stretch of beach boasts immaculate white sands and cool blue waters. In the horizon, guests can make out the silhouette of local cays and islands.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. On some days, it may be possible to order some food from one of the local vendors who are generally found here.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. These powdery sands are ideal for a romatic stroll on the beach, swimming, or just sitting back and soaking up some sun. Snuggled between a quaint fishing village and the sea, Simpson Bay Beach is pretty secluded. There are no resorts or hotels on this crescent-shaped coast, and there is a good chance you won't see a soul while visiting these shores.

Don't forget that the area surrounding Simpson Bay Beach is highly urbanized, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Simpson Bay Beach is on the South coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten; the area is home to other attractions such as Lightning Casino, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in St. Martin. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Simpson Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Lightning Casino Casino 0.8 mi. SE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Pelican Casino Casino 0.8 mi. SE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Princess Casino Casino 1.1 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Sint Maarten Carousel Tourist Attraction 1.2 mi. SE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Mounette Radot Gallery Art Gallery 1.3 mi. SE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Paradise Plaza Casino Gambling Site 1.3 mi. SE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

The closest city to this beach is Simpson Bay, which is not overly developed, and it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for guests hoping to get a taste of the local scene. From the coast, Simpson Bay isn't far off, maybe a quarter mile (a half kilometer).


How many other people you encounter at Simpson Bay Beach will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Beach-goers will find a good assortment of accommodation options to pick from in the vicinity of Simpson Bay Beach. The most accessible of which are shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Simpson Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Paradise Found 0.1 mi. E Hotel
Marys Boon Beach Plantation 0.1 mi. W Resort
Airport Inn Hotel -- -- Hotel
Chatelaine Hotel -- -- Hotel
Travel Inn Hotel 0.3 mi. E Hotel
Paradise 0.4 mi. E Hotel
Royal Turtle Inn 0.4 mi. WNW Hotel
Turquoise Shell Inn 0.5 mi. ESE Lodge
Royal Palm Beach Resort 0.7 mi. SE Resort
Simpson Bay Resort and Marina 0.8 mi. SE Resort


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest restaurants is Tide's Beach Restaurant and Bar. The restaurant has both Caribbean and European cuisines. Many guests rave about their sandwiches and seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's only a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Simpson Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Tide's Beach Restaurant and Bar (721) 545-4235 Caribbean, European Very Casual 0.1 mi. W
Tides Restaurant and Bar (721) 545-7000 Caribbean Informal 0.1 mi. W
Karakter (721) 523-9983 International Very Casual 0.2 mi. W
Balaou Restaurant (721) 545-2209 -- -- -- --
Coconuts Seafood Bar (721) 545-3331 -- -- -- --
Don Carlos Restaurant (721) 545-3112 -- -- -- --
Golden Apple Restaurant (721) 545-2572 -- -- -- --
Golden Star Restaurant (721) 545-3314 -- -- -- --
Hanabi Restaurant (721) 545-3686 -- -- -- --
Harbour Queen -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Hot Tomatoes (721) 545-2223 -- -- -- --
Joe's Pub & Grill (721) 557-9954 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Simpson Bay Beach.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Simpson Bay Beach has you wanting more of the same, you'll want to consider heading to Mullet Bay, a beach with a similar ambiance. You'll find it a mile and a half to the west. The breathtaking shores of Mullet Bay Beach are popular with both vacationers and locals alike. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Burgeaux Bay is a beach removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. It is located just a short distance away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Cay Bay, located two miles to the southeast.

You may find that Simpson Bay Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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