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.

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.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the East coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. It's located near Cultural Center Grand Case, 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.

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
Minguet Art Gallery-La Maison Des Arts 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

Cities and Towns

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).

Hotels

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.

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 0.8 mi. SW Hotel
Hotel Le Domaine De Lonvilliers 0.9 mi. E Resort
Hotel Privilege -- -- Cottages

Food

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.

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 Shore (059) 051-9617 French Informal 0.4 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

Other Beaches

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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