Tintamarre Beach

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Located within the boundaries of the St. Martin Marine Reserve and on a small island of the same name, this beach is secluded and beautiful, but not recommended for swimmers.

Located on the western coast of the island of Ile Tintamarre, You might want even if you aren't staying very close.

How to Access The Beach

You'll have to take a boat to get to this beach, and most visitors do so as part of a tour.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach is rocky and the surf can be wild, but there is plenty of marine life to explore.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the West-Southwest coast of Ile Tintamarre; it will be near other attractions like The Butterfly Farm, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you want more information on the history of St. Martin, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. One of the nearest historical attractions is Mount Vernon Plantation, which is one of the closest sites of historical significance in the neighborhood of Tintamarre Beach.

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

Activities and Attractions Near Tintamarre Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
The Butterfly Farm Botanical Garden 3.3 SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
The Old House Museum 3.6 SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Mount Vernon Plantation Historical Site 3.6 SW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Hope Estate Archeological Site Historical Site 4.0 WSW the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Cultural Center Grand Case Museum 4.4 W the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Cities and Towns

Tintamarre Beach is very close to Orient Bay, so a trip into the city is a definite option. The closest town to Tintamarre Beach is Orient Bay, which isn't a congested area, and it can be an interesting destination for guests hoping to get a taste of the local scene. From Tintamarre Beach, Orient Bay is not far away, maybe three miles (four and a half kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Since the beach is located in a relatively popular tourist destination, it typically isn't much of a challenge to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. For visitors hoping to book a place that's on or near the water, the table below shows the accommodations closest to Tintamarre Beach.

Accommodations near Tintamarre Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Alizea Hotel -- -- Hotel
Boca Raton Hotel -- -- Hotel
Caye Verte Hotel -- -- Hotel
Domaine Baie Nettle Hotel -- -- Hotel
Casa a Ti Case -- -- Cottages
Hotel Mount Vernon 2.8 mi. WSW Resort
Hotel La Plantation 2.9 mi. WSW Hotel
Hotel Palm Court -- -- Hotel
Hotel Alamanda Resort 2.9 mi. SW Resort
Esmeralda Resort 3.0 mi. SW Resort


When you start craving an afternoon snack, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so you won't have to wander too far from the sea. Yellow Beach is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean cuisine. They also specialize in seafood. The restaurant is two miles away.

The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Tintamarre Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Yellow Beach (059) 077-1500 Caribbean Very Casual 2.0 mi. WSW
Karibuni (069) 064-3858 International Informal 2.0 mi. WSW
Bikini Beach Restaurant 590 87 43 25 Caribbean Fine Dining -- --
Chez Nawel (059) 049-7975 -- -- -- --
Domino's Pizza Orient Bay (059) 064-2881 Italian Very Casual -- --
La Chapelle (059) 052-3890 -- -- -- --
Lezard King (059) 087-3683 -- -- -- --
Mexicano Beach (059) 063-1119 -- -- -- --
Paradisio Beach (059) 029-4001 -- -- -- --
Tiki Hut (059) 063-1143 -- -- -- --
Ethnic (059) 087-1245 International Very Casual 2.9 mi. SW
Palm Beach Restaurant (069) 035-9906 American, Asian, French Very Casual 2.9 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Ile Tintamarre besides Tintamarre Beach worth visiting.

You may also want to consider Baie Lucas Beach, located four miles to the south-southwest.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in St. Martin, but taking a swim at Tintamarre Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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