LA PLAGE DE GRAND CASE
Why should you go to Grand Case beach?
At the edge of a picture-postcard fishing village, there's the long Grand Case beach lined with gourmet restaurants and traditional restaurants called “lolos.” This splendid bay is protected from sea swells, with calm waters and blue and green hues that spill onto a sandy-white beach. It’s the perfect spot for a dip! Grand Case’s family-friendly, lively, and romantic beach is the beating heart of the French side of the island. Everyone loves it! During the day, book a beach chair and umbrella and kick back with a cocktail as you dine overlooking the sea. Catch the stunning sunset here at dusk before visiting Grand Case’s chic boutiques and grabbing dinner on the town's boulevard that is famous for its food. In peak season, during the unmissable Mardis de Grand Case, get ready to bust a move as local orchestras and carnival groups get the party going.
What can you do at Grand Case beach?
While the main activity at Grand Case Beach is swimming and relaxing on a deck chair or sunbathing on the sand, there are plenty of other activities to enjoy. The island is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, with 8°F (27°C) water all year round. It's the perfect place to enjoy nautical activities, for everyone! Snorkeling, scuba diving, water skiing, windsurfing, jet skiing, standup paddleboarding, wakeboarding, parasailing... all kinds of activities await you!
What's more, Grand Case Beach is close to Creole Rock, which is part of the nature reserve and is considered one of the best diving spots on the island. There you can enjoy the sight of many species of tropical fish, but not only. You will also see sea turtles, dolphins, humpback whales and much more! Please note that it's strictly forbidden to land on Creole Rock.
After a good day spent under the sun of Saint Martin, you can enjoy the many places in Grand Case where you can enjoy a delicious fresh juice, a cocktail or a local drink, such as the guavaberry rum, a liqueur to drink responsibly! And don’t forget to discover the food of Saint Martin: Grand Case is considered as the gastronomic capital of the Caribbean! Don’t hesitate to go to one of the many restaurants to enjoy local dishes such as:
- crab and rice,
- cod accras,
- shredded salt cod in vinegar,
- conch stew,
- pork ribs Saint Martin-style,
- beef patties,
- mutton soup,
- Johnny/journey cakes.
How to get there?
Grand Case beach is located in the northwest part of Saint Martin, between the ocean and the largest salt marsh on the island. To get there from the Princess Juliana Airport, take the Simpson Bay Causeway and then the N7. Once you reach the village of Grand Case, just follow the signs to the beach.
You will easily find this place, one of the most famous on the island, and you can count on the hospitality of the Saint Martiners to help you if you need guidance!
To learn more about Saint Martin and prepare for your next trip, contact the team at the Saint Martin Tourist Office!