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 are staying particularly close by. Baie Nettle is the kind of hot spot where nearby hotel guests go to be among the crowds, and they may not know what to do first - let's just say this beach's location isn't a secret.

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.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. There are plenty of dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy in St. Martin, but trying local cusine right on the beach can be especially fun. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Otherwise, you could easily grab some of St. Martin's famous street food along the way.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Shower facilities are available, so you don't have to spend the rest of the afternoon covered in sand. You'll also find chairs and umbrellas here, so visitors looking for a place to relax in the shade will get their wish.

Keep in mind that Baie Nettle's location is is a much-visited area, meaning you may find numerous people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Baie Nettle on St. Martin's South coast. It is close to Marigot Musee, which is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

Historical attractions such as Border Obelisk offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Baie Nettle, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about St. Martin, without venturing too far from the coast.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows the closest options.

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

Guests visiting Baie Nettle who are seeking additional places to explore might want to consider making the trip to Marigot, which is in the vicinity and is a particularly busy area of St. Martin. From the beach, Marigot is a quick trip away, maybe a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Because this beach is in a relatively popular vacation area, it is not usually much of a challenge to find a hotel nearby that suits your needs. If you're wanting to book a place that's on or near the water, the following table shows the accommodations closest to Baie Nettle.

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
Hotel Beach Plaza 1.0 mi. E Hotel
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

Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to try a local restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into St. Martin's specialty dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the closest places to eat is Tatoo.

A list of nearby restaurants is provided in the following table.

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 multiple beaches to discover on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten, of course, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

If the active mood at Baie Nettle is what you're looking for, think about checking out Little Bay, a spot with the same type of electricity. It is located a mile to the north-northwest. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, Baie de Marigot may be a good choice. You'll find it just a little ways away.

You may also want to consider Baie Rouge, which is close-by and another fun spot in St. Martin. 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.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in St. Martin; then again, taking a swim at Baie Nettle is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.

 

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