Visited this beach as part of a day trip from St Maarten, and it was only a 20 minute walk from Gustavia. It wasn't even a hard walk, once you get to the lighthouse in Gustavia, is is flat all the way to the roundabout at the top of the airport and then it is down all the way to the beach. The only downside is that there are no pavements, but since it is a short walk, it did not matter much. The beach may not be the best beach in St.Barths, but it is a lively scene with shops and cafes. An interesting place nonetheless.