Beautiful, quiet beach. Pretty small, but perfect for just relaxing and getting sun. You can rent chairs and umbrellas. A great resteraunt right there. The staff were so friendly and accommodating. A perfect day!
I can't say enough great things about this location as being the quintessential "baby beach" on St Maarten. Warm clear water, no more than 3-4 ft deep even 100 yards from shore inside a protected bay where you can still see distant crashing waves on the Atlantic side. There are several vendors to get standup boards, surfing lessons, volleyball, even...
This beach is walking distance from the Butterfly Farm. Orient Beach is the tourist beach - but it has way more people and much rougher water. Le Galion is off in a cove probably within a mile of Orient beach - which allows it to be sheltered from the rough waves.
This beach is a little out of the way but well worth the drive. There is one casual nice restaurant located right on the beach. You can rent an umbrella and chairs for $10. I would suggest water shoes because this beach has shallow waters that are extremely rocky.
There is a nice swimming area barricaded off for swimming laps....