Baie Rouge

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During your visit to the Baie Rouge beach, there are a number of great things to see and do. The waters here are calm enough for swimming, and the gorgeous sands are perfect for a sunset stroll. Adventurous travelers can also check out Devil's Hole, which is a steep hole in the middle of the cliffs where water flows down into its depths.

Situated in the eastern part of Las Terres Basses, near Point Pirouette, Baie Rouge is on the South West edge of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. While St. Martin has beaches that are more secluded than Baie Rouge, it offers just enough privacy to attract small crowds.

How to Access The Beach
This tan sand beach has a wide, sandy path from the road onto the beach across the street from the western end of red pond. You can walk right up to this quiet beach and stick your umbrella in the sand.

Amenities and Ambiance

The small yet stunning cove of Baie Rouge Beach provides vacationers with plenty of picturesque scenery. The waters along this beach are also great for snorkeling, so don't forget to bring your gear.

Of course, you could always try the shoreside restaurant right on Baie Rouge, which is the ultimate convenience for beachgoers. Every location around the world has its own culinary style, and St. Martin is no different. One of the most enjoyable places to experience delicious local dishes is right on the water. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

The concession stand at this spot is also an option. You may also have the option to order some food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

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. Luckily, umbrellas and chairs can be used by visitors hoping for relief from the sultry island sun. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab some gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

Baie Rouge plus its assortment of amenities and services can be found well within an area popular for visitors. Taking that into consideration, if your ideal vacation means the amenities affect whether you'll visit, it is a smart idea to visit early in the day well before the crowds or try a beach further away. If not, you may be unable to fully use all the services that this beach has on site.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Baie Rouge is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on St. Martin's South West coast; it will be near other attractions like Marigot Musee, which is pretty close, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

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. For instance, nearby is Fort Louis, which is one of the closest places of historical significance in the vicinity of Baie Rouge.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Baie Rouge
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Marigot Musee Museum 1.6 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Oliver Lefranc Art Gallery 1.6 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Eck Francis Studio Art Gallery 1.9 mi. ESE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Comptoir Des Art Art Gallery 2.7 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
French Impressionism Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.7 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Galeries Gingerbread Et Mahogany Art Gallery 2.7 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Fort Louis Historical Site 2.8 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Musee Des Coquillages Museum 2.9 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Old Prison Historical Site 2.9 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Spring Sugar Mill Historical Site 2.9 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Border Obelisk Historical Site 2.9 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Musée de Saint-Martin Museum 2.9 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

Baie Rouge is near Marigot, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Baie Rouge tourists hoping to find a little additional excitement will want to consider heading to Marigot, which is close-by and is an area full of activity.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Since this beach is in a fairly popular vacation destination, it shouldn't be much of a challenge to find just the right kind of hotel nearby. If you're wanting to book a place that's near the beach, the following table shows the accommodations closest to Baie Rouge.

Accommodations near Baie Rouge
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Belmond La Samanna -- -- Resort
Summit Resort Hotel 0.8 mi. SSW Resort
Mercure St Martin and Marina 1.1 mi. ESE Hotel
Le Flamboyant Hotel And Resort 1.3 mi. ESE Resort
Florence Morgan -- -- Hotel
le Beach Hotel 2.4 mi. E Hotel
Centr' Hotel 2.9 mi. E Hotel
Golfe Hotel 2.9 mi. E Hotel
Hotel de la Vallee Cachee 2.9 mi. E Hotel
Hotel La Residence 2.9 mi. E Hotel

Food

When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, this beach has you covered, so you won't have to wander too far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Interlude. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and French menu items. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a little ways away.

The table below lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Baie Rouge
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Interlude (059) 087-6400 Caribbean, French Informal -- --
Trellis (059) 087-6400 French Fine Dining -- --
Beach Bars -- -- -- 0.4 mi. E
Chez Janine Pale (059) 055-4538 -- -- 0.7 mi. W
Chez Raymond (059) 027-4497 -- -- 0.7 mi. W
Le Cabanon (059) 087-1538 -- -- 0.7 mi. W
Ma Ti Beach (059) 087-0130 -- -- 0.7 mi. E
Ti Sucruer -- -- -- -- --
La Creole (059) 087-6200 -- -- -- --
New Point La Vi -- -- -- -- --
New Pointla Vi -- -- -- -- --
Casablanca Restaurant (059) 027-4987 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Baie Rouge.

You may also enjoy Long Beach, another great St. Martin beach site. As one of the most lovely beaches in the region, Baie Longue provides vacationers with all the vividly exotic beauty you'd expect from the Caribbean. YouAAAre sure to be charmed by the natural beauty of these shores.

St. Martin has plenty to offer its visitors, and Baie Rouge is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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