Simpson Bay beach by the Princess Juliana airport (SXM) is a long curve of white sand beach. The wide and flat beach runs from the Royal Palm Beach Club past The Horny Toad Guesthouse and Mary's Boon Beach Plantation to Beacon Hill along the back of the airport. Despite its vicinity to the airport, noise pollution is minimal as the jets do not over fly Simpson Bay Beach.
The beach of Simpson Bay is over a mile long and rather wide, and the waters of the Caribbean Sea are quiet and calm most time of the year. The bay is facing south, thus being protected from the sometimes strong Northeastern winds.
There are no high-rise buildings along the shoreline and not much beach activities going on Simpson Bay beach. It represents a remarkable contrast to the busy mains street of Simpson Bay with its bars and restaurants. A nice choice of condos developed through the last years.
The beach at Simpson is very inviting for a beach walk. Great views at sunset add to a romantic atmosphere. The view of the island of Saba in some distance, which looks like a big mountain peeking out of the sea is just spectacular.