Long Beach

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Long Bay is a beautiful thin stretch of white sand that meets clear aquamarine waters close to St. Martin's western end. Villas line the inland edge of the beach.

Positioned in Las Terres Basses, Long Beach is on the South West coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Vacationers who want a somewhat serene and secluded beach, that's also not too far from the town's amenities may want to give Long Beach a try. It's just slightly removed from the center of it all, but it's not totally secluded either.

How to Access The Beach
Though a lot of the beachfront property on this beach is dominated by private residences or rentals, a wide sandy path is available for public access from the road.

Amenities and Ambiance

This beach has a clear ocean floor for swimming and wading but sometimes the undertow is strong. This beach provides almost no shade, so bring your umbrella.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to buy some food from one of the local vendors who are typically found at this location.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some equipment if you want to do some underwater exploration. Baie Longue is the longest beach on the island, so there are plenty of sandy spots for vacationers to enjoy without the crowds of smaller more popular beaches. If privacy is important to you for your next beach outing, you'll love the shores of Baie Longue.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Long Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on St. Martin's South West coast; the area hosts attractions such as Marigot Musee, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you're intrigued by St. Martin's history, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. One of the nearest historical attractions is Border Obelisk, which is one of the closest interesting historical sites in the vicinity of Long Beach.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Long Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Marigot Musee Museum 2.6 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Oliver Lefranc Art Gallery 2.6 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Eck Francis Studio Art Gallery 2.9 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Comptoir Des Art Art Gallery 3.7 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
French Impressionism Art Gallery Art Gallery 3.7 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Galeries Gingerbread Et Mahogany Art Gallery 3.7 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Border Obelisk Historical Site 3.9 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Fort Louis Historical Site 4.0 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Musee Des Coquillages Museum 4.0 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Old Prison Historical Site 4.0 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Spring Sugar Mill Historical Site 4.0 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Musée de Saint-Martin Museum 4.1 mi. E the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

Long Beach visitors hoping to find other interesting places to see might want to consider heading over to Marigot, since it's close-by and is an area full of activity. From the shore, Marigot isn't far off, roughly four miles (six and a half kilometers).

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Travelers hoping to find a hotel room close to the beach shouldn't find it that tough, as there is no shortage of hotels to pick from in the vicinity. You can find the closest, most convenient lodging options by viewing what's shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Long Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Summit Resort Hotel 0.8 mi. E Resort
Belmond La Samanna 1.3 mi. ENE Resort
Mercure St Martin and Marina 2.1 mi. E Hotel
Le Flamboyant Hotel And Resort 2.2 mi. E Resort
Florence Morgan 2.6 mi. E Hotel
le Beach Hotel 3.5 mi. E Hotel
Centr' Hotel 4.0 mi. E Hotel
Golfe Hotel 4.0 mi. E Hotel
Hotel de la Vallee Cachee 4.0 mi. E Hotel
Hotel La Residence 4.0 mi. E Hotel

Food

A trip to the beach isn't complete until you walk to a local restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without having to stray too far. One of the closest places to eat is Casablanca Restaurant.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown below.

Restaurants near Long Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Casablanca Restaurant (059) 027-4987 -- -- -- --
La Creole (059) 087-6200 -- -- 0.5 mi. N
Chez Janine Pale (059) 055-4538 -- -- 0.5 mi. NE
Chez Raymond (059) 027-4497 -- -- 0.5 mi. NE
Le Cabanon (059) 087-1538 -- -- 0.5 mi. NE
Ernest and Fidel Cafe (599) 546-4848 Latin American Very Casual 0.8 mi. SE
Interlude (059) 087-6400 Caribbean, French Informal 1.3 mi. ENE
Trellis (059) 087-6400 French Fine Dining 1.3 mi. ENE
Beach Bars -- -- -- 1.6 mi. ENE
Ma Ti Beach (059) 087-0130 -- -- 1.8 mi. E
Ti Sucruer -- -- -- 2.0 mi. E
New Point La Vi -- -- -- 2.1 mi. E

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten will have lots of options besides Long Beach.

You may also enjoy Baie aux Prunes, which is located a half mile away.

St. Martin offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Long Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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