ST. MAARTEN BEACHES
Sandy stretches bordering the cool blue Caribbean Sea and the lapping Atlantic Ocean surround most of St. Maarten/St. Martin making it one of the most sought after beach destinations in the world. There are 37 beaches and rocky coves to match the island’s square mileage. Each beach and cove embody the fascinating split personality of the Dutch and French sides.
Enjoying the island’s beaches comes with the responsibility to keep them clean and as pristine as possible for the next batch of beach goers. Dispose of your trash properly; either find a bin or take it with you if no bin is close by.
In sea turtle nesting season, be careful not to disturb nests, especially if you are walking a dog. Sea turtles are endangered worldwide and are protected under international and local laws. Endangered Leatherbacks, Hawksbills and Green sea turtles come ashore during the nesting season that runs from April through November each year.
For the best beach experience: take nothing, but pictures (except on clothing optional beaches!), make nothing by memories and leave nothing with your happy footprints in the sand!