At the north end of Grand Case Bay opposite Creole Rock is Petite Plage -- or Little Beach. This stretch of sand is very secluded and rarely visited, so a great spot for those who want to spend their beach day uninterrupted.
Located along the northern outskirts of Grand-Case, Petite Plage is on the East coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity.
Calm turquoise waters and shady sea grape trees typify this beach.
Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.
Since Petite Plage is of course located inside an area popular for visitors., many try to show up early.
This beach is positioned on the East coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. It's located near, which is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is one of a few popular spots in the area.
If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of St. Martin, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Hope Estate Archeological Site, which is one of the closest places of historical interest in the vicinity of Petite Plage.
A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.
|Museum||0.4 mi.||S||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
|Hope Estate Archeological Site||Historical Site||1.1 mi.||SE||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
|Art Gallery||2.2 mi.||SSW||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
|Mount Vernon Plantation||Historical Site||2.6 mi.||SE||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
|The Old House||Museum||2.7 mi.||SE||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
|The Butterfly Farm||Botanical Garden||2.8 mi.||SE||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
|Durat Bridge||Historical Site||3.1 mi.||SW||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
|Musée de Saint-Martin||Museum||3.4 mi.||SW||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
|Fort Louis||Historical Site||3.4 mi.||SW||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
|Musee Des Coquillages||Museum||3.5 mi.||SW||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
|Old Prison||Historical Site||3.5 mi.||SW||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
|Spring Sugar Mill||Historical Site||3.5 mi.||SW||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
Petite Plage is near Grand-Case, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Grand-Case is nearby and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the shore, Grand-Case is not far away, maybe three quarters of a mile (a kilometer).
The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.
Since the beach is situated in a fairly popular tourist destination, it typically isn't much of a challenge to find a hotel close-by that suits you tastes. For vacationers wanting to book a place that's near the water, the following table shows the options closest to Petite Plage.
|Grand Case Beach Club||0.1 mi.||S||Resort|
|Le Petit Hotel||--||--||Hotel|
|Marquis Boutique Hotel||0.8 mi.||E||Resort|
|Hotel Le Domaine De Lonvilliers||0.9 mi.||E||Resort|
Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you walk to a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into St. Martin's specialty dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. Sunset Café is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant features French cuisine. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's not far off the beach at all.
The table below lists nearby restaurant options.
|Sunset Café||(059) 087-5187||French||Informal||0.1 mi.||S|
|Spiga||(059) 052-4783||Italian||Fine Dining||0.3 mi.||S|
|Le Shore||(059) 051-9617||French||Informal||0.4 mi.||S|
|Le Pressoir||(059) 087-7662||French||Fine Dining||0.4 mi.||S|
|L'Effet Mer||(059) 087-0565||Continental, French, International||Informal||0.5 mi.||SSW|
|(059) 087-0742||French||--||0.5 mi.||S|
|Brasserie Des Iles||(059) 087-8746||French||Very Casual||0.5 mi.||SSW|
|Blue Martini||(059) 029-2793||Caribbean, French||Informal||0.5 mi.||SSW|
|Il Nettuno||(059) 087-7738||Italian||Informal||0.5 mi.||SSW|
|Brasas De Iles||590 87 87 46||French, International||Very Casual||0.5 mi.||SSW|
Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Petite Plage.
Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Baie Lucas Beach, which is located four miles to the southeast.
There are countless experiences to enjoy in St. Martin, and Petite Plage is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.
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