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 in the northern outskirts of Grand-Case, Petite Plage is on the East coast of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten. You might want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity.

Amenities and Ambiance

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

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Since Petite Plage can be found in an area popular for visitors., many try to show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on St. Martin's East coast; it's located near attractions like Cultural Center Grand Case, which is a half mile away.

If you're intrigued by St. Martin's history, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. The nearest historical attraction is Hope Estate Archeological Site, which is one of the closest places of historical interest to Petite Plage.

If you can't wait to see as many of St. Martin's attractions as possible, the beach is located near the attractions 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
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

Nearby, you'll find the town of Grand-Case, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From Petite Plage, Grand-Case is a quick trip away, about three quarters of a mile (a kilometer).

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Because the beach is in a pretty popular vacation destination, it typically isn't all that tough to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you are wanting to book a place that's on or near the water, the table below shows the accommodation 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

When you start craving an afternoon snack, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you don't have to go far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is Sunset Café. The restaurant offers a menu of French cuisine. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurants are listed in the following table.

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

The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten has many nice beaches, so if Petite Plage doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Another location you may want to try is Baie Lucas Beach, located four miles away.

While St. Martin has many alluring attractions, taking a swim at Petite Plage is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.

 

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