Lover's Beach

Hard to find, but worth it if you want a lot of privacy, Lover's Beach is so small it can only accommodate about two people at a time. You'll want to make sure to visit the beach on a day with calm surf, otherwise the tide will be so high that the sand will be covered.

Located near the middle of Saint Martin, Lover's Beach is on the North-Northwest edge of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You might want to drop by even if you are not staying nearby.

How to Access The Beach
To get to Lover's Beach, drive towards Friar's Bay and take a left down a dirt road toward the coast rather than crossing the bridge. There you will park your car and follow the tail through the gate. To get to the beach yourself you'll have to climb down a steep cliff, but it is easier than it sounds.

Amenities and Ambiance

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Since Lover's Beach can be located inside a popular area that can get crowded, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Lover's Beach on the North-Northwest coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. It is near Durat Bridge, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is one of a number of favorite destinations in the area.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Musée de Saint-Martin, one of the closest museums, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Lover's Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Durat Bridge Historical Site 0.9 mi. S the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Fort Louis Historical Site 1.2 mi. S the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Musée de Saint-Martin Museum 1.2 mi. S the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Musee Des Coquillages Museum 1.2 mi. S the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Old Prison Historical Site 1.2 mi. S the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Spring Sugar Mill Historical Site 1.2 mi. S the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Comptoir Des Art Art Gallery 1.6 mi. S the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
French Impressionism Art Gallery Art Gallery 1.6 mi. S the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Galeries Gingerbread Et Mahogany Art Gallery 1.6 mi. S the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Border Obelisk Historical Site 2.1 mi. S the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Eck Francis Studio Art Gallery 2.2 mi. SSW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Marigot Musee Museum 2.2 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

Those visiting Lover's Beach who are hoping to find other opportunities for exploration might think about heading to Marigot, since it's in the vicinity and is a particularly busy area of St. Martin.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Since the beach is in a fairly popular tourist area, it shouldn't be all that tough to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you and your group are wanting to get a place that's near the beach, the following table shows the closest accommodations to Lover's Beach.

Accommodations near Lover's Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Jardins D'Agrement -- -- Hotel
The Garden Hill Hotel -- -- Hotel
Centr' Hotel 1.2 mi. S Hotel
Golfe Hotel 1.2 mi. S Hotel
Hotel de la Vallee Cachee 1.2 mi. S Hotel
Hotel La Residence 1.2 mi. S Hotel
Le Cigalon Hotel 1.2 mi. S Hotel
Marina Royale Hotel 1.2 mi. S Hotel
Rosely's Hotel 1.2 mi. S Hotel
Hotel Royale Louisiana -- -- Hotel

Food

One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to eat at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without having to go far. One of the closest places to eat is Mount Gay Cafe. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Lover's Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Mount Gay Cafe (059) 077-1469 -- -- -- --
Chez Said (059) 075-5641 -- -- -- --
Le Marco Polo (059) 029-3102 -- -- -- --
Pain Du Soleil (059) 029-1594 -- -- -- --
Pulsion Net Cyber Cafe (059) 051-0775 -- -- -- --
Le Sinbad (059) 029-4311 -- -- -- --
Rapido Burger (059) 087-1021 -- -- -- --
Une Vie De Chien (059) 087-0998 -- -- -- --
Le Sultan (059) 046-6736 -- -- -- --
La Taverne (059) 087-5469 -- -- -- --
Hameau Dupont Delight (059) 087-5917 -- -- -- --
Plongeoir (059) 087-9471 Asian, Creole, French Very Casual 1.2 mi. S

Other Beaches

Lover's Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten.

You may also want to consider Baie Rouge, located not too far away, which means a quick ride in a taxi will get you here pretty easily. 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.

Perhaps Lover's Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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