Baie de cul-de-sac

This is a very popular bay for boaters, with multiple docks and marinas on its shore. Its great for a view of the bay dotted with boats and you might enjoy wading in the waters near the marina, but it's not much of a beach destination.

Located in the heart of French Cul-de-Sac, this beach is on the South East coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. St. Martin's beaches are hardly known for being secluded, however, Baie de cul-de-sac is tamer than most, which offers some middle ground to those who'd prefer to stay out of the busiest areas.

How to Access The Beach
Baie de cul-de-sac is right off of Rue de Cul de Sac on St. Martin's northeastern side. It's not difficult to access and you should be able to mark at one of the marina's if you're looking to explore this coast.

Amenities and Ambiance

The coastline of the bay is very thin and has very little sand or areas for relaxing on the shore. It's mostly the access for boaters that brings visitors to this bay.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

You should remember that Baie de cul-de-sac's location is an urban area, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


Baie de cul-de-sac is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on St. Martin's South East coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Hope Estate Archeological Site, which is one of the closest attractions.

To some, beaches and museums may see like an unlikely combination, but some visitors find that museums like The Old House (found a mile and a half to the south) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a whole new perspective of St. Martin.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Baie de cul-de-sac
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Hope Estate Archeological Site Historical Site 1.4 mi. WSW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Mount Vernon Plantation Historical Site 1.7 mi. S the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
The Butterfly Farm Botanical Garden 1.7 mi. S the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
The Old House Museum 1.7 mi. S the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Cultural Center Grand Case Museum 1.9 mi. W the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Durat Bridge Historical Site 4.3 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Musée de Saint-Martin Museum 4.5 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Fort Louis Historical Site 4.6 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Musee Des Coquillages Museum 4.6 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Old Prison Historical Site 4.6 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Spring Sugar Mill Historical Site 4.6 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Comptoir Des Art Art Gallery 5.0 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

Orient Bay is the closest city to Baie de cul-de-sac. It is a fairly rural area, but it can be an interesting destination for guests hoping to get a taste of the local scene. From the shore, Orient Bay is a fairly short distance away, roughly one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Because the beach is located in a fairly popular tourist destination, it is not usually a great challenge to find the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. For vacationers looking to get a place that's near the water, the table below lists the closest accommodation options to Baie de cul-de-sac.

Accommodations near Baie de cul-de-sac
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Casa a Ti Case -- -- Cottages
Anchorage Little Key -- -- Hotel
Hotel La Plantation 0.5 mi. S Hotel
Sol e Luna 0.6 mi. SSW Guest house
Hotel Mount Vernon 0.6 mi. S Resort
Jardins De Chevrise 0.6 mi. SSW Hotel
Hotel Palm Court -- -- Hotel
Le Meridien St Martin 0.9 mi. WNW Motel
Pavillon Beach 0.9 mi. S Hotel
Hotel Riu Palace 1.0 mi. WNW Resort


When you're starving for a midday meal, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. One of the closest places to eat is Ti Bouchon. The restaurant features French food. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood.

The following table provides a list of dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Baie de cul-de-sac
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Ti Bouchon (069) 064-8464 French Informal 0.4 mi. SW
Treize Travaux De Hercules (059) 087-4332 Creole -- 0.4 mi. SW
Au Grain de Sel 590 690 71 96 53 European, International Very Casual -- --
Sol E Luna (059) 029-0856 French Fine Dining 0.6 mi. SSW
Karibuni (069) 064-3858 International Informal 0.6 mi. E
Le Mango (059) 087-7070 -- -- 0.6 mi. S
Mont Vernon (059) 087-6203 -- -- 0.6 mi. SSW
Yellow Beach (059) 077-1500 Caribbean Very Casual 0.6 mi. E
Le Taitu (059) 087-4323 Caribbean, Creole Very Casual 0.7 mi. SSW
La Veranda (059) 087-6799 -- -- 0.9 mi. WNW
Palm Beach Restaurant (069) 035-9906 American, Asian, French Very Casual 0.9 mi. S
Le Calypso (059) 029-4160 Fusion, International Informal 0.9 mi. NW

Other Beaches

The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten has several beautiful beaches, so if Baie de cul-de-sac doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Orient Beach, located just a little ways away. As one of the most popular beaches on St. Martin, Orient Beach is one toursit hot spot, with plenty of great things to do. The festive charm of these amazing sandy shores creates the perfect atmosphere for your beach vacation. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might find that Ilet Pinel is just right. It's found a half mile to the east.

You may also enjoy Baie Lucas Beach, located reasonably close-by, which means a quick ride in a taxi will get you here pretty easily.

St. Martin has plenty to offer its visitors, and paying a visit to Baie de cul-de-sac is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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