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Friar's Bay

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Address: St Maarten-St Martin

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Pink Beach Sand

This beach is secluded behind narrow roads and huge homes, its nice with its orange-pinkish sand. the photo in this insert is not Friars Bay. But you will still love this side of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This beach is secluded behind narrow roads and huge homes, its nice with its orange-pinkish sand. the photo in this insert is not Friars Bay. But you will still love this side of the Island. One of my best is Cupecoy, OMG.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Spent the whole day relaxing here. The only reason I didn't rate it a 5 star Beach is because of the disgusting lake behind it giving the beach a horrendous smell at certain times. Beautiful calm blue waters and white sand beach, can make you forget about the smell though. Not terrible for snorkeling but not great either as there... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The drive there is half the fun. Bouncy road and cattle strolling around on the road. The beach is beautiful and not crowded. Mostly families the day we went. Water is calm and great for swimming. Ate at Friars beach bar and the food was good. Cash only! Saw lots of iguanas walking around by the bar.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We visited Friar's Beach on a Sunday afternoon. It was not crowded and was so relaxing. The water is beautiful. It was just a lovely afternoon. We are returning the area in early 2016 and can't wait to visit again.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The right mix in a beach is everything. Secluded but not axle busting secluded. Food but nothing made from cans and no waiters in shoes. The necessities but not showers for $5 each and massages. Friars Beach hits this. Beach with long slow descent: check. Kali's restaurant with great daily specials including the Mahi-Mahi steak or the fish sandwich (... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We had read great reviews of Friars Bay and decided to make the drive from Simpson Bay. When we arrived we walked from the public parking to FBBC and almost stopped and left half way there due to the raw sewage type smell coming from the pond behind the bay. Thankfully we kept walking and the smell subsided past the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Lovely beach, smell is present but not enough to dissuade you from staying, sand is soft and white, water was cool and refreshing. Well worth the drive.

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Livonia, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

It took us a while to find (at the bottom of the hill) but was a nice beach overall. It has a few restaurants and I have heard a lot of local like to come here and hang out. Worth checking out and had a good spot to watch the sunset.

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Halifax, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Not sure why it stinks so bad:candidates are nearby cow pastures, pig enclosures, nasty swamp, or large garbage dumpsters. A good beach if you are passing through on your way to the far superior happy bay beach.

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White Marsh, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Went to this beach for the first time and ended up leaving within 5 minutes. After walking down beach to sit you get a terrible smell of stench. Small beach area but looks as if it is geared to families with young kids.

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