Little Bay

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Rarely visited because it is so largely exposed to bad weather, if you can make it to Little Bay on a good day, you'll find the waters to be calm and the view of Marigot Bay to be picturesque.

Situated in the western part of Saint Martin, Little Bay is on the North edge of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying particularly close by. Little Bay is one part of St. Martin's coast that is not terribly crowded, even though its not far from some of St. Martin's best hotspots.

Amenities and Ambiance

Small and clean, Little Bay features find, powder-soft sand. Most visitors find it great for a walk, and on good days the water is calm enough that even children can swim.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Remember to take into account that the area surrounding Little Bay is visited by quite a number of tourists, so show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on St. Martin's North coast. It is close to Marigot Musee, which is one of a few attractions in the region.

Historical attractions like Fort Louis provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at Little Bay, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about St. Martin's past, without having to venture too far from the coast. Actually, this shoreline is two miles from this destination of historical interest.

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

Activities and Attractions Near Little Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Marigot Musee Museum 1.0 mi. SE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Oliver Lefranc Art Gallery 1.0 mi. SE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Eck Francis Studio Art Gallery 1.3 mi. SE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Comptoir Des Art Art Gallery 1.9 mi. ESE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
French Impressionism Art Gallery Art Gallery 1.9 mi. ESE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Galeries Gingerbread Et Mahogany Art Gallery 1.9 mi. ESE the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Fort Louis Historical Site 1.9 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Musee Des Coquillages Museum 2.0 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Old Prison Historical Site 2.0 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Spring Sugar Mill Historical Site 2.0 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Musée de Saint-Martin Museum 2.1 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Durat Bridge Historical Site 2.1 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

Little Bay is in the Marigot area, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Those visiting Little Bay who are hoping to find other opportunities for exploration might want to consider heading over to Marigot, which is in the vicinity and is an especially active area of St. Martin. From Little Bay, Marigot is just up the road, maybe two miles (three kilometers).

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Because the beach is in a pretty popular vacation spot, it usually isn't a great challenge to find the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you're looking to book a place that's on or near the ocean, the table below shows the accommodation options closest to Little Bay.

Accommodations near Little Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Mercure St Martin and Marina 0.8 mi. S Hotel
La Samanna 0.8 mi. WSW Resort
Le Flamboyant Hotel And Resort 0.9 mi. S Resort
Florence Morgan 1.0 mi. SE Hotel
Summit Resort Hotel 1.6 mi. SW Resort
Hotel Beach Plaza 1.7 mi. ESE Hotel
Centr' Hotel 2.0 mi. E Hotel
Golfe Hotel 2.0 mi. E Hotel
Hotel de la Vallee Cachee 2.0 mi. E Hotel
Hotel La Residence 2.0 mi. E Hotel

Food

If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. Ma Ti Beach is one of the closest eateries. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Little Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Ma Ti Beach (059) 087-0130 -- -- 0.5 mi. SSW
Beach Bars -- -- -- 0.6 mi. WSW
Ti Sucruer -- -- -- 0.7 mi. S
New Point La Vi -- -- -- 0.8 mi. S
New Pointla Vi -- -- -- 0.8 mi. S
Interlude (059) 087-6400 Caribbean, French Informal 0.8 mi. WSW
Trellis (059) 087-6400 French Fine Dining 0.8 mi. WSW
Bo Kaye -- -- -- 0.9 mi. SSE
La Terrasse (059) 087-6045 -- -- 0.9 mi. S
Tatoo (059) 087-7864 -- -- 1.0 mi. SSE
Chez Swann (059) 087-1212 -- -- 1.0 mi. SE
Chili's Cafe (059) 029-3808 -- -- 1.0 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Little Bay isn't the only beach worth checking out on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten.

You might also enjoy Baie Nettle, situated within a mile or so. More active guests, though, may be interested in Friar's Bay Beach, which could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. It's found three miles to the east-northeast.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider 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.

St. Martin has a lot to offer its visitors, but taking a swim at Little Bay is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.

 

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