Petite Plage

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.

Set along the northern outskirts of Grand-Case, Petite Plage is on the East edge of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by.

Amenities and Ambiance

Calm turquoise waters and shady sea grape trees typify this beach.

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.

Be mindful that Petite Plage's immediate surroundings are rather congested, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on St. Martin's East coast. Cultural Center Grand Case is found a half mile away, and it is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

Historic attractions, including Hope Estate Archeological Site, offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Petite Plage, and allow visitors to learn more about St. Martin, without venturing too far from the coast.

If a visit to the Petite Plage isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Petite Plage
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cultural Center Grand Case 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
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
Comptoir Des Art Art Gallery 3.9 mi. SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Grand-Case is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the beach, Grand-Case is not far away, about three quarters of a mile (a kilometer).

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Because the beach is located in a pretty popular vacation spot, it is not typically that tough to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. For guests wanting to find a place that's near the ocean, the table below lists the options closest to Petite Plage.

Accommodations near Petite Plage
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Grand Case Beach Club 0.1 mi. S Resort
Alizés Motel Guesthouse -- -- Guest house
Hevea Inn -- -- Hotel
Hotel L'Esplanade -- -- Hotel
Le Belvedere Residence -- -- Hotel
Le Petit Hotel -- -- Hotel
Marquis Boutique Hotel 0.8 mi. E Resort
LOVE Hotel & Residence 0.8 mi. SW Hotel
Hotel Le Domaine De Lonvilliers 0.9 mi. E Resort
Hotel Privilege -- -- Cottages

Food

If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so you won't have to wander too far from the sea. One of the nearest restaurants is Sunset Café. This restaurant offers a menu of French cuisine. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table lists nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Petite Plage
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sunset Café (059) 087-5187 French Informal 0.1 mi. S
Spiga (059) 052-4783 Italian Fine Dining 0.3 mi. S
Le Pressoir (059) 087-7662 French Fine Dining 0.4 mi. S
Zen It -- -- -- 0.5 mi. SSW
L'Effet Mer (059) 087-0565 Continental, French, International Informal 0.5 mi. SSW
Spicy (059) 087-0742 French -- 0.5 mi. S
La Bodega -- -- -- 0.5 mi. SSW
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
Le Soleil (059) 087-9232 French Informal 0.5 mi. SSW

Other Beaches

Petite Plage is just one of many beaches you can visit on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten.

Travelers may also want to consider Baie Lucas Beach, located fairly close-by, meaning a quick cab ride is a solid choice.

St. Martin has so much to offer, and Petite Plage is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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