We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

St. Jean Beach

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: St. Jean, St. Barthelemy
Description:

The island's most popular beach, best known for its white sand beaches and...

The island's most popular beach, best known for its white sand beaches and calm waters perfect for swimming and sailing.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 430 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 187
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Such a beautiful beach!

I spent the day there with my mother and boyfriend and were amazed by the beauty of the beach.The color of the water,the little boats there,the white sand....it was like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Alessandra T
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

430 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 280: English reviews
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent the day there with my mother and boyfriend and were amazed by the beauty of the beach.The color of the water,the little boats there,the white sand....it was like paradise....We were just really disappointed that the beach had no infrastructure at all and Nikki Beach was closed.Oh,and there were no trash cans there so we saw some cans and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alessandra T
Level Contributor
76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is 5 minutes walking distance from the airport, and well worth the short walk. The water is a beautiful transparent blue. Children were playing in the waves and loving it. The water was warm. I could have stayed in the ocean all day.

Helpful?
Thank SlushyDragonX
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to this island and this beach last year for our engagement and fell In love. The water is complete clear, the weather is perfect. There is so much to do.

Helpful?
Thank Ivette L
Grasonville, Maryland
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to St Barts for the day...weather was fantastic and this beach is truly a gem. Right off the end of the airport runway sits this beach with soft sand and very tranquil waters...a great beach for kids and there are great places to eat and drink right on the beach. Prices are higher than expected but the service was... More 

Helpful?
Thank pstearns406
Mattpoisett, MA
Level Contributor
69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The beach in St Jean is busy, particularly on weekends, but the sand and water are pristine. Bring an umbrella if you need shade, because there isn't much except for a few trees along the wall separating the beach from the road/buildings. The water is that classic aquamarine blue that we love in the Caribbean. Close by are a couple... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Ron_in_paradise
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

We went to (almost) all the beaches. This one is a ton of fun! It's busy (in a good way) and very lively. Almost every inch has a restaurant, hotel, or villa. We made so many single serving friends on this beach! It's a wonderful place to relax, drink and socialize. It wasn't our favorite beach (Saline and Colombier), but... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Will M
Beverly Hills, California
Level Contributor
28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

I love St Barts and I love Eden Rock and lunch at Sand Bar - The white sand the great beach clubs and steps from great shopping !

Helpful?
Thank AmandaMillsLA
Level Contributor
520 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a very beautiful beach which is great for families with young kids. The sand is white and water crystal clear and calm.

Helpful?
1 Thank Stelly3665
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

This beach is great for relaxing, eating, and partying. We love to eat at the Sand Bar for a relaxing lunch. The truffle pizza is to die for!!! If u want more a party atmosphere head to Nikki Beach on Sunday Funday. Get ready to dance on tables and spray champagne. Or u can take a stroll down the beach... More 

Helpful?
Thank Liz K
Dallas, TX
Level Contributor
338 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

This beach is great, very calm and right at the edge of the airport so you can watch the planes take off and land while you're there. Right next to Eden Rock as well.

Helpful?
1 Thank mr_hand

Travelers who viewed St. Jean Beach also viewed

St. Barthelemy, Caribbean
Gustavia, St. Barthelemy
 
St. Barthelemy, Caribbean
St. Barthelemy, Caribbean
 

Been to St. Jean Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of St. Jean Beach and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from St. Jean Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?