Baie Nettle

Baie Nettle is on the western end of the Baie de Marigot, a lengthy curved beachfront covered in resorts and private villas. The Baie Nettle area is no exception, though there is a bit of greenery backing this beach.

Located in Sandy Ground, Baie Nettle is on the South coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You should think about stopping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Active couples and families who enjoy immersing themselves in the city's busy thoroughfares won't have trouble fitting in at Baie Nettle.

How to Access The Beach
This is a developed area, so parking lots abound. There's also a footpath through the trees onto the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

The flat water here provides the ideal environment for water skiing and tubing. This is also a perfect beach for swimming, because the ocean floor is free of rocks and coral.

Of course, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. Every location around the world has its own cuisine, and St. Martin is no different. One truly memorable place to enjoy delicious local specialties is right next to the coast. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Showers are provided for visitors, so you can clean up before leaving. You'll also find umbrellas and chairs here, so visitors looking for a relaxing spot in the shade will not be disappointed.

Baie Nettle as well as its conveniences are of course found inside an active, busy area. If throngs of people are something you want to avoid, it'll be a good cause to plan your visit out and beat the crowds, such as having your beach visit before the sun it at its hottest. If you arrive later, it's possible you may find all those comforts being overcrowded.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Baie Nettle on the South coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten; it's located near attractions like Marigot Musee, which is one of the closest attractions.

Historical attractions like Border Obelisk offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Baie Nettle, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about St. Martin's past, without having to go too far from the beach.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Baie Nettle
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Marigot Musee Museum 0.2 mi. NE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Oliver Lefranc Art Gallery 0.2 mi. NE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Eck Francis Studio Art Gallery 0.4 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Comptoir Des Art Art Gallery 1.3 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
French Impressionism Art Gallery Art Gallery 1.3 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Galeries Gingerbread Et Mahogany Art Gallery 1.3 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Border Obelisk Historical Site 1.4 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Musee Des Coquillages Museum 1.6 mi. ENE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Old Prison Historical Site 1.6 mi. ENE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Spring Sugar Mill Historical Site 1.6 mi. ENE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Fort Louis Historical Site 1.6 mi. ENE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Musée de Saint-Martin Museum 1.7 mi. ENE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

Tourists at Baie Nettle who are looking for some additional excitement might think about checking out Marigot, because it's not far away and is an especially active area of St. Martin. From the beach, Marigot is just up the road, roughly a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how full the nearby hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Beach-goers seeking a place to stay close to Baie Nettle won't have a difficult time, as there are lots of hotels to pick from close-by. You'll find the closest and most convenient booking options by viewing what's shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Baie Nettle
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Florence Morgan 0.2 mi. NE Hotel
Le Flamboyant Hotel And Resort 0.2 mi. W Resort
Mercure St Martin and Marina 0.4 mi. W Hotel
le Beach Hotel 1.0 mi. E Hotel
Belmond La Samanna 1.3 mi. WNW Resort
Centr' Hotel 1.6 mi. ENE Hotel
Golfe Hotel 1.6 mi. ENE Hotel
Hotel de la Vallee Cachee 1.6 mi. ENE Hotel
Hotel La Residence 1.6 mi. ENE Hotel
Le Cigalon Hotel 1.6 mi. ENE Hotel

Food

When you're starving for a midday meal, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is Tatoo.

The table below lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Baie Nettle
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Tatoo (059) 087-7864 -- -- 0.1 mi. W
La Cigale (059) 087-9023 French Fine Dining 0.2 mi. S
Chez Swann (059) 087-1212 -- -- 0.2 mi. NE
Chili's Cafe (059) 029-3808 -- -- 0.2 mi. NE
Honey Moon Restaurant (059) 029-0748 -- -- 0.2 mi. NE
La Case Creole (059) 087-2845 -- -- 0.2 mi. NE
La Posada (059) 087-2202 -- -- 0.2 mi. NE
La Raviolina (059) 087-7827 -- -- 0.2 mi. NE
Le Fish Bar (059) 052-9757 -- -- 0.2 mi. NE
Le Palmier (059) 087-5071 -- -- 0.2 mi. NE
Le Pecheur (059) 087-8270 -- -- 0.2 mi. NE
Le Ti' Sucrier Restaurant (059) 052-4371 -- -- 0.2 mi. NE

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten you might like besides Baie Nettle.

You may also want to try Little Bay, a popular beach beloved by tourists. You'll find it a mile to the north-northwest. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Baie de Marigot is an area secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. You'll find it not far off the beach at all.

Vacationers may also want to visit Baie Rouge, another great St. Martin beach site. If you want plenty of great views of breathtaking oceanfront scenery, then the Baie Rouge beach is the perfect spot to visit on your next St. Martin vacation.

St. Martin has so much to offer, and dropping by Baie Nettle is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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