Baie Rouge

Baie Rouge (also spelled Bay Rouge) is one of the most fabulous, intimate and quiet beaches. A perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon on this beautiful beach of French St. Martin, which is serviced by a beach bar & restaurant.
Don’t become reluctant to enter because there is a barrier. All beaches are pubic and you have a right to access the beach!
You can walk on Bay Rouge along a large stretch of almost deserted pinkish sand beach. That´s actually where Baie Rouge got its name from. It has calm waters which makes it great for swimming. The Eastern end, near the entrance area, is more popular, and people still wear clothes, but the more you go West, the less you will see other visitors, and clothing becomes optional..
Baie Rouge lies to the Western corner of French St Martin, close to the capital Marigot. There is no more designed parking area, thus you’ll have to park off street by the dirt road that leads to the Northern end of the beach. You can have some BBQ chicken and other BBQ food, along with refreshing cold drinks at the local shacks at the entrance.
The waves generally don’t amount too much on Bay Rouge, and there is plenty of sand to lie on. The access to the water can occasionally be a bit tough. Although it´s a long stretch of beach, the sand does not cover the rocks as you walk into the sea. Thus, on days with higher waves, it can become difficult to get into the water.
When you swim or snorkel out to the East following the shore line you will find a cave through which you can snorkel, and just next to it a very private, small and intimate strip of beach. Or, if you are up for a swim or a walk along the beach, have a look into the Devil’s Hole, which is a steep hole in the middle of the cliffs flooded by water.

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