St. Maarten Beaches
There are 37 beaches on St. Maarten. Tourists will find great spots for swimming, water sports, and seclusion during their stay on St. Maarten. The Dutch side of the island is family friendly, while sections of beach on the French side permit nude sunbathing. Many people visit St. Maarten to sail around the uninhabited beaches nearby.
The following are some of the more popular beaches on St. Maarten: Little Bay Beach, popular for snorkeling; Dawn Beach, popular for breathtaking sunrises; and Mullet Bay Beach, ideal for swimming.
Maho Beach is one of St. Maarten’s best places to swim. The rocky shore is another draw of Maho Beach. Tourists can rent wet bikes during their visit to the beach.
Simpson Bay Beach is one of the islands more secluded beaches. It stretches across a long stretch of white sand in the middle of a bucolic fishing village and the sea. Since there are no spots for water sports or resorts on this beach, it is a great locale for swimming or beach hikes.
Set on Cupecoy Beach are coastal caves, sandstone hills, and pristine white sand. Although the surf can be rough, rocks shield the wind. Since this beach borders the French side, nude sunbathing is permitted here. This is a great spot to enjoy quiet and seclusion.