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.

Positioned near the center of Sint Maarten, 2.1 miles south-southwest of Caye Chateau, Gibbs Bay is on the North East coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Peace and quiet is what you'll find at the majority of St. Martin's beaches, but Gibbs Bay offers those same relaxation qualities without having to be too far removed from the city's activity.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Be mindful that the area right around Gibbs Bay is highly urbanized, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


Gibbs Bay is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on St. Martin's North East coast. It is near Westin Casino, which is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is among the area's attractions.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of St. Martin, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. One of the nearest historical attractions is Sucker Garden Salt Factory Ruins, which is one of the closest places of historical interest in the neighborhood of Gibbs Bay.

If you can't wait to see as many of St. Martin's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones 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 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
Great Bay Boardwalk West Scenic Trail 2.2 mi. WSW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

The closest town is , which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From Gibbs Bay, Oyster Pond is not far away, about a mile (a kilometer and a half).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked rooms nearby. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Vacationers seeking a place to stay near Gibbs Bay are in luck, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to pick from in the area. Find the closest booking options by viewing what's listed in the table below.

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 Beach Hotel 2.0 mi. SW Hotel


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you enjoy a meal at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest places to eat is Aura. The restaurant offers a menu of French cuisine. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants 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

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten will have lots of options besides Gibbs Bay.

Another location you might enjoy is Great Bay, located just a short distance away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, Red Pond Bay may be just what you're looking for. It's located a quarter mile to the northeast.

Another location you may want to try is Guana Bay, which is located only a short distance away.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in St. Martin, and Gibbs Bay is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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