Gibbs Bay

Located on the east coast of the island, Gibbs Bay features a small beach area, south of some of the island's popular resorts. Typically unpopulated, the beach's soft white sand and clear waters are perfect for a no-hassle beach trip. The area is also easily accessible via local roads.

Situated in Sint Maarten, 2.1 miles south-southwest of Caye Chateau, Gibbs Bay is on the North East edge of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Though it's removed from some of the more heavily traveled areas, visitors frequently find this a worthwhile destination as it attracts those looking for easygoing atmosphere.

How to Access The Beach

The beach is primarily accessible by vehicle, unless guests are staying at a local home. Drivers should take Wavy Clam Road, turning right onto March Clam Road. Cars can park off to the side, allowing a short walk to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Physically, the beach is surrounded by private homes and Red Pond, which gives guests the feeling of seclusion. Clear waters are good for swimming, though the surf can get rough depending on the time of day, so plan with caution. Seagrapes and palm trees provide the background.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Since Gibbs Bay is of course located within an area popular for visitors., you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on St. Martin's North East coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Westin Casino, which is only a short distance away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

If you're interested in combining a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit. This museum is relatively near Gibbs Bay, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If a visit to the Gibbs Bay isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Gibbs Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Westin Casino Casino 0.6 mi. NNE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Sucker Garden Salt Factory Ruins Historical Site 0.9 mi. W the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Belvedere Plantation Historical Site 1.1 mi. NW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit Museum 1.7 mi. WSW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
The Salt Pickers Monument 1.8 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Diamond Casino Casino 1.9 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
St. Maarten Heritage Museum Museum 1.9 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
St. Maarten Museum Museum 1.9 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Nanette Bearden Fine Arts Gallery Art Gallery 1.9 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
The Courthouse Historical Site 1.9 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Wathey Square Park 2.0 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Great Bay Boardwalk Scenic Trail 2.0 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Oyster Pond is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the shore, Oyster Pond is a fairly short distance away, maybe a mile (a kilometer and a half).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Beach-goers looking to find a place to stay close to Gibbs Bay won't have a difficult time, as there are plenty of hotels and resorts to choose from close-by. You can find the closest lodging options by looking over those listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Gibbs Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa 0.6 mi. NNE Resort
Defiance Haven Hotel -- -- Hotel
Oyster Bay Beach Resort 1.0 mi. NNE Resort
Ernest Hotel -- -- Hotel
Midtown Motel -- -- Motel
Monte Oro Hotel -- -- Motel
Paula's Country Inn -- -- Hotel
Holland House Beach Hotel 1.9 mi. SW Hotel
Horizon View Beach Hotel 1.9 mi. SW Hotel
Seaview Hotel & Casino 2.0 mi. SW Hotel


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest restaurants is Aura. This restaurant serves delicious French food. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a little ways away.

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

Restaurants near Gibbs Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Aura (721) 543-6700 French Fine Dining 0.6 mi. NNE
Ocean (721) 543-6700 Contemporary Informal 0.6 mi. NNE
Ocean Blu (721) 543-6700 Japanese Very Casual 0.6 mi. NNE
Guanabay Beach Bar Grille (721) 542-6942 -- -- 0.6 mi. S
Big Fish (721) 554-3009 Caribbean -- 0.7 mi. NNE
Aura -- -- -- 0.7 mi. NNE
Daniel's By the Sea (721) 543-6828 Italian Informal 0.9 mi. NNE
Beau Beau’s (721) 543-6040 American, Caribbean Very Casual 1.0 mi. NNE
Infinity Restaurant (721) 543-6040 International Informal 1.0 mi. NNE
Bacchus (721) 087-1570 Italian Fine Dining -- --
Mr. Busby's Restaurant (721) 543-6088 Bar and grill -- -- --
New Luck Restaurant (721) 542-2184 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten has many beaches, so if Gibbs Bay doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Another location you might enjoy is Great Bay, situated just a short distance away. On the other hand, Red Pond Bay offers more action, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots. It's found a quarter mile to the northeast.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Guana Bay, located a half mile away.

Perhaps Gibbs Bay is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, St. Martin offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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