Grand Cul de Sac Beach, St. Barts
Lying on St Barts northern shore, Grand Cul de Sac beach is another must-see St. Barts beachfront.
Its shallow, sheltered waters accommodate everything from family swims to top-notch windsurfing and kite boarding. In addition, popular restaurants lie right along the dazzling sands.
Location: A narrow beach lines the Anse de Grand-Cul-de-Sac bay along St. Barts’ northeastern coast’s central section. Fringing headlands separate it from Anse de Marigot (west) and Anse du Petit Cul-de-Sac (east). Grand Cul de Sac beach awaits just east of Marigot, and less than 10 minutes from the village of St Jean.
Why it's unique: The coastline’s curves and buffering reef create a sheltered aquatic playground off Grand Cul de Sac Beach St. Barts. Most of the bay is shallow, making it a fine choice for families with young children.
Best for... Families with younger kids. Watersports lovers and those seeking an amazing sand-between-your-toes dining experience.
Accessibility: Grand Cul de Sac Beach is easily accessible. On-street parking awaits along the paralleling road that branches off D209. The beach’s three hotels — Le Guanahani, Le Sereno, and Le Barthemely — also offer parking.
Amenities: Grand Cul de Sac Beach’s hotels provide seaside eateries, chaise-lounge rentals, and other services. The beachfront also hosts outfitters renting watersport equipment. You can also sign up for windsurfing lessons here.
Restaurants Nearby: Several good eateries sit right on Grand Cul de Sac. Le Rivage St. Barth serves up Italian cuisine. Mediterranean-inspired menus draw beachgoing gourmets to Amis St. Barth and Le Guanahani’s Beach House St. Barth . Within walking distance, you can enjoy Japanese fare at Yosushimania .
Activities: This is a hotspot for watersports on St. Barts. Windsurfing, kiteboarding, SUP, and kayaking are popular. Snorkelers spot green turtles cruising the bay’s seagrass pastures and tropical fish amid reef outcrops. Soak and swim along the beach. Boaters ply the bay as well.
Know Before You Go: You won’t find public restrooms at Grand Cul de Sac Beach. If you’re lunching or enjoying cocktails at the hotel restaurants, though, you can use their facilities.
WIMCO Insider Tip: The northwestern reaches of the Anse de Grand Cul-de-Sac bay are especially productive for spotting sea turtles.
Villas Near Grand Cul de Sac Beach
You’ll find one gorgeous private villa right on the beach: the six-bedroom Villa Bleu (WV BLE) . Relax amid the villa’s A/C or open the windows to drink in the sea breeze.
Within walking distance, meanwhile, two-bedroom Villa Palm (WV CBA) , four-bedroom Villa La Rose des Vents (WV LRV) , and four-bedroom Villa Nolen (WV VEN) provide luxury accommodations. You’ll also find several villa options within a five-minute drive of Grand Cul de Sac Beach St. Barts. Explore our inventory right here!
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