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 center of Saint Martin, Lover's Beach is on the North-Northwest coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You might want to drop by even if you aren't 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

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Since Lover's Beach is of course found in a relatively urbanized region, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Lover's Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on St. Martin's North-Northwest coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Durat Bridge, which is not very far away, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

To some, museums and beaches may seem an odd combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Musée de Saint-Martin (one of the closest to Lover's Beach) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a whole new side of St. Martin's history.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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

Lover's Beach is very close to Marigot, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Guests visiting Lover's Beach who are looking for some additional excitement should think about going to Marigot, which is nearby and is an especially active area of St. Martin.

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Lover's Beach 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.

Because this beach is in a relatively popular vacation destination, it typically isn't that tough to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. For those looking to book a place that's on or near the ocean, the table that follows lists the options closest 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

If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so there's no need to go too far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is Mount Gay Cafe. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby restaurant options are shown below.

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

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten, so if Lover's Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Another location you may want to try is Baie Rouge, located easily reached by taxi to the west-southwest. 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.

There's plenty to see and do in St. Martin, so visiting Lover's Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.

 

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