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.

Set in Saint Martin, Little Bay is on the North coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You might want regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Vacationers who want their beach to have a little bit of everything——a hint of seclusion, with a somewhat social scene—— should give Little Bay a try. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it's not quiet or boring either.

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, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Keep in mind that the area right around Little Bay is visited by quite a number of tourists, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

Positioned on the North 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.

If you want more information on the history of St. Martin, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Fort Louis, which is two miles to the east.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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 close to Marigot, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Little Bay tourists seeking further attractions might think about checking out Marigot, which is close-by and is an especially active area of St. Martin. From the beach, Marigot is just up the road, about two miles (three kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Because this beach is in a pretty popular tourist area, it typically isn't very tough to find a hotel nearby that's to your taste. If you and your group are wanting to get a place that's near the beach, the table below lists 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
Belmond 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
le Beach Hotel 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

A trip to the beach isn't complete until you eat at an area restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the nearest places to eat is Ma Ti Beach. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's only a short distance away.

The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

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

The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten has many beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Baie Nettle, found just a little ways away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might like Friar's Bay Beach. It's found three miles to the east-northeast.

Vacationers may also want to visit 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.

You may find that Little Bay is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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