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 are not staying nearby. Travelers who like to see and do as much as they can may particularly enjoy this beach because of its urban location. In fact, Simpson Bay Beach is a favorite of hotel guests in the area, and people who thrive in crowds of fellow visitors.

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 lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. 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.

Remember to take into account that the immediate vicinity around Simpson Bay Beach is a popular spot, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


Simpson Bay Beach is on St. Martin's South coast. It's located near Lightning Casino, which is one of a few attractions close-by.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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

This beach is very close to Simpson Bay, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The closest town to Simpson Bay Beach is Simpson Bay, which is a fairly rural area, but it will be a nice day out for guests wanting to scope out the local scene. From the beach, Simpson Bay is not far away, about a quarter mile (a half kilometer).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a reasonable selection of lodgings a car ride away. A list of the closest possibilities are seen in the list 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


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Simpson Bay Beach; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest restaurants is Tide's Beach Restaurant and Bar. This restaurant has both Caribbean and European cuisines. They are also known for their sandwiches and seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a little ways away.

Some nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

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 looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Simpson Bay Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Simpson Bay Beach is one of the features you love, you'll want to consider heading to Mullet Bay, a spot with the same type of electricity. 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 you're looking for something a little more private, you might enjoy Burgeaux Bay. You'll find it not far off the beach at all.

You may also want to consider Cay Bay, which is located two miles to the southeast.

Perhaps Simpson Bay Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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