Happy Bay Beach French Side St Martin



An often asked question is whether St. Maartens / St. Martins beaches are free of charge or whether an entry fee is charged.


Both St. Maarten and St. Martin beaches are free of charge. Contrary to various other islands in the region, both Dutch side St. Maarten and French side St. Martin have free beach access for all. In some cases, you would either need to go around a resort or pass through – just let the guard know you are coming for the beach.


If you have difficulty choosing your beach, see our guide to St. Maarten / St. Martin beaches to select your seaside spot of preference. Go explore the 37 breathtaking beaches that St Maarten/ St Martin has to offer!


See for more questions you might have before traveling to St. Maarten our frequently asked questions page.




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