Baie de la Potence, or Galisbay, is an urban beach in St. Martin. It is located in the heart of Marigot, the capital of the French side of the island. With Fort Louis towering over it, the beach forms the northern part of Marigot Bay. With its sparkling shades of blue, it’s certainly an eye catcher as you walk by it, as you take the waterfront road to reach the downtown stores, restaurants, and the ferry terminal. This small roadside beach is almost deserted during the week, but it can be crowded on weekends and public holidays. Be sure to check it out during a day of shopping in the shopping streets or at the nearby West Indies shopping center.