Baie Rouge

Baie Rouge, Saint-Martin: Address, Phone Number, Baie Rouge Reviews: 4.5/5

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SueBlue962
Wilton, CT792 contributions
Feb 2022
We have always loved Baie Rouge, but you have to be a strong swimmer to handle the waves and riptide. On our recent trip we planned to go there one day early for a few hours and then head into Marigot for lunch. We were very disappointed that there no longer any amenities there. Gone were the locals that rented you umbrellas and chairs, the guys that cooked our kids up some burgers and fries and supplied us with the perfect drinks to quench your thirst on a hot day. We did not even see the port a potties either. And the parking lot is still a broken up and dangerous mess. We left our stuff in the car and just took a walk down the beach to see how the houses and coast fared from the last hurricane and then went to another beach close by.
Written March 1, 2022
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Millie D
Dublin, OH4 contributions
Jul 2019
WE went there several years ago and loved Gus' drink shack on the beach. I bought a shirt from him and wear it often. We like to explore natural areas and this is it. Loved it. The sand was beautiful and deep which made it a little tough to walk on but who cares? You are on a beautiful beach.
Also the shopping for jewelry and it was so inexpensive compared to the US. When I got home and had the diamonds appraised they were worth 2x the amount I paid. My husband loved it because we would go into a store and they would give him a seat and a cervesa and cigar and he was great and so was I!
Written May 28, 2020
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Ecriswell7
Memphis, TN315 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
We visited this beach a couple of different times and it was our very favorite on the whole island. We choose to spend our last beach day here. The snorkeling along the rocks and around the corner is perfect! No need to spend money on an expensive excursion just go to Go Sports and buy mask and come here! Great wildlife! This spot has great sand with some lightly pink sand! We had a great spot up on the hill under the palm trees with a great overlook of the whole beach! So peaceful!
Written July 7, 2021
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Roger K
Brainerd, MN15 contributions
Feb 2020
This beach currently has no amenities. On 2/27/20 my husband and I were walking from our parked car to the beach, a local on a motorcycle drove up to my husband, circled him with the motorcycle then proceeded to pull off the gold chain and cross around his neck. The chain broke, my husband grabbed the cross, the local then tried to grab the broken chain again, my husband pushed him away. Thankfully the local then sped off on his motorcycle. We were pretty shook up. Have been coming to this beach & St Maarten for 26 years and this is the first time anything like this has happened. Will no longer wear any jewelry to beaches!
Written February 28, 2020
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Jessica O
Boston, MA431 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
Baie Rouge Beach is located in the northwest part of St Martin. It has a small parking lot situated at the far right side of the beach. A restaurant/bar is located at this end of the beach.

A few hundred yards to the left, the beach abruptly becomes a nude beach. There's no signage; everyone is simply nude from a certain point on. Lounge chairs and umbrellas are available to rent on both sections. My husband and I set up on the nude portion.

The beach extends for about a mile. Private residences and what appeared to be a resort are situated unobtrusively along the beach. We walked nude for a fair distance.

The sand is deep, and the slope of the beach is much steeper than at other beaches that we visited. These factors make walking the beach somewhat arduous. It was also quite hot - not much breeze.

We put our g-string swimsuits on to walk to the snack bar to get cold drinks. Of course, being topless was not an issue anywhere on the beach.

This is not a beach that we would care to visit again because of the less-than-ideal features that I mentioned, when there are better places for nude beaching on the island. However, a long, quiet, recognized nude beach is certainly not a bad thing!
Written March 9, 2017
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GlenRockNJ
Glen Rock, NJ31 contributions
Unfortunately, we found Baie Rouge on our last day otherwise we would have spent numerous days there. We were extremely impressed by its beauty and solitude. Be aware that the floor of the ocean drops off quickly so you can go from 3 feet of water to 6 feet of water in a matter of steps. As you venture down the long beach (away from the small crowd on beach chairs) you will encounter topless women and eventually a few all-nude bathers. The waves will also increase (which we like) so be aware of that as well. The beach also becomes rocky near the ocean which is another reason that there aren't many people there. Still, it's worth the 40 minute walk. Baie Rouge also has the softest sand I've ever encountered. It's a must see beach and really nicer than Orient Beach which gets all of the St. Martin publicity.
Written July 13, 2006
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PekingDuck
Peaks Island, ME100 contributions
The first Beach we went to on St. Maarten. We missed the turn so it took a while to find it. The parking lot have "car watchers" that will ask for a tip. Not a bad idea given the relatively isolated parking lot and the fact we saw broken glass windows at a nearby beach. There is a restroom up the hill behind Gus's Beach bar. Gus's Beach bar had very good hambugers and cheap drinks (since we got there during happy hour). The beach itself was very nice and we spent an enjoyable day there.
Written April 23, 2004
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Ambassador34912
red bank, nj1 contribution
The best beach I have ever been to and I have been to a lot of beaches.
But it would be nice to have a rest room!
Written March 7, 2004
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GrannyAnnie1944
Devon, UK58 contributions
Lovely beach but the surf can catch you out. When coming out of the water both my husband and I were caught unawares and found ourselves being constantly thrown onto the beach to be retrieved by the next wave and dragged back in which felt as though we were in a washing machine! After a period of what seemed hours, although minutes, we finally managed to crawl out once the sea had calmed again. On leaving the car park I noticed a sign which had fallen down stating "swim at your own risk"!
Written June 5, 2005
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gtwerra
Milwaukee48 contributions
Mar 2015 • Solo
The rock formations make it one of the more picturesque beaches on Saint Martin IMHO. When I visited, the water was very calm and the beach was well protected from the gusty winds we were having that day. There is a nice little restaurant onsite and chairs for rent. The parking lot is small, but everyone seemed to be parking on the road to avoid paying a fee anyway. Several people on the left (south) side of the beach forgot their swimming suits, but no one really noticed. All in all, a super nice and relaxed beach to chill.
Written March 25, 2015
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