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 even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Vacationers who prefer to walk rather than drive around St. Martin will love how easy it is to access Baie Nettle. The area surrounding this beach has so much to offer because it is right in the center of all the daytime activity.

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, you could always try the shoreside restaurant right on Baie Nettle, which is the ultimate convenience for beachgoers. There are plenty of dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy in St. Martin, but dining at the beach can be especially fun. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Shower facilities are available, so you can rinse off before heading back to your hotel. Additionally, you will have access to chairs and umbrellas, so guests hoping for a break from the hot sun will get their wish.

However, you will need to see that while there are some conveniences present if you go to Baie Nettle, it happens to be found in a hot tourist destination. If busy-beaches are not something you want, it should be a good reason to plan your day against other visitors, perhaps coming earlier in the day. If you wait around, you could possibly not be able to use all those comforts that this beach has for its guests.

What's Nearby

Attractions

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on St. Martin's South coast; the area hosts attractions such as Marigot Musee, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

History-focused attractions such as Border Obelisk are a nice compliment to the scenery of Baie Nettle, and allow visitors to learn more about St. Martin, without straying too far from the coastline.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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 think about heading over to Marigot, since it's in the vicinity and is an area full of activity. From the beach, Marigot is just up the road, about a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how packed 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.

Vacationers hoping to find a place to stay close to Baie Nettle shouldn't find it very difficult, as there is no shortage of accommodations to choose from close-by. You'll find the closest booking options by looking over 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

If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far away. One of the nearest places to eat is Tatoo.

The following table lists dining options 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

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Baie Nettle.

Another location you might enjoy is Little Bay, which is in a pretty active location. It is located a mile to the north-northwest. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Baie de Marigot is a location which doesn't host as many visitors. It is located not far off the beach at all.

Another option worth considering is 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.

Of course, St. Martin has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Baie Nettle is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.

 

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