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Address: St Maarten-St Martin

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Quiet beach with a couple of restaurants

This was probably one of the most laid back beaches that we visited. The water was very gentle but the ground was a little rocky under the water. This was one of the few beaches... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Halifax, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This was probably one of the most laid back beaches that we visited. The water was very gentle but the ground was a little rocky under the water. This was one of the few beaches where we found shells to collect. They only charged $10 for chairs and an umbrella for the day but there were not many people there... More 

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panama city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We spent a couple hours at the French beach. Chair rental is $14.00 and they have a little beach restaurant. My kids loved the conch fritters and fries. Drink prices were good. The water was beautiful and the people were hald dressed.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wife and I discovered this gem on our last day. Not crowded, great water and terrific waves will come back

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We booked this excursion on the Oasis of the Seas cruise line. It took 35 minutes to get to St. Thomas and then a 10+ minute shuttle bus ride to get to Trunk Bay. After 15 minutes of instruction, you get about 30 minutes to snorkel and then have to get ready to get back on the shuttle bus to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I'm one that wanders off the beaten path a bit, I'm not a huge fan of crowds (i.e. Orient Bay), so I found Friars Bay to be a great beach to hang out on. Clean, white sand, calm waters. I didn't have any issues with rocks in the water. On the weekends it is a very popular local hangout, so... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Friar's bay is a little out of the way, so it is far less crowded than say, Orient. A nice beach with shade trees near the water, a couple of beach bars (they're everywhere, really) serve good food and drinks. If you've brought your shoes there is a nice hike to an even more secluded beach at Happy Bay, but... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We spent a Friday afternoon at Friar's Bay beach and found it less crowded than we expected. Chair/umbrella at the beach club were a decent price (12 euros I think), and drink service was fast enough. The beach itself was clean and calm. Yes there is a small section of rocks as you enter the water, but bring some water... More 

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Geneva, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This was a fun - off the beaten path - beach. We had a beer and sat on the beach. The owner of the restaurant here was very friendly and helpful. We hiked to "Happy Beach" which is a clothing optional beach. Tons of fun and such a beautiful beach

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