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Maho Beach

Maho Bay, 3550-147, St Maarten-St Martin
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Type: Beaches
Description: Located at the end of Maho Bay and also very close to the airport where airplanes fly right above the beach.
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Middletown, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This stop is NOT to be missed while in St Martin. We just sat there & watched the crazies try to hold on to the fence while the planes took off, lol. Watching planes land was amazing! Great eats at the sunset grille too.

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Howard Beach, New York
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Simply put. This place was awesome. Where else can you go and have commercial jets fly just feet over your head or take off so close to you that you can be pushed back by the jet exhaust. The beach is small, the water is damn near unswimmable with the rip current but this place still gets 5 stars because... More

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Austin, Texas
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A unique experience, but not the kind of beach for everyone. The 747 from KLM Airlines going 30 feet over your head is something you would never be able to do in the states, but you can do it on Maho beach. I was not adventurous (stupid) enough to get right behind the planes when they were taking off, but... More

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Leduc, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Planes are so low you'll have your stuff blown into the ocean....maybe even you!..check out the YouTube videos on this place. Short cab ride if you're coming from the cruise ships.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

What can anyone say about Maho Beach other than planes, planes, oh yeah, and more planes. Maho Beach is located and the end of the Princess Julianna International Airport's Runway 10. It is a plane spotters paradise. There are hundreds of videos on youtube featuring this beach and plane landings. At one end of the beach sits the Sunset Bar... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

No need for shoes on this beach. The sand and water are clean. The beach is well kept. We were there when it was less busy. During busy season, arrive early if you want a chair or umbrella.

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Hamilton, ON
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

A very small beach, very crowded and once you've seen a plane land once, a bit of a waste of time. I found no excitement in watching the planes take off - loud to the point of being deafening even from a distance, and lots of sand being blown in your face - but it was neat to see them... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Went to Maho beach to watch the planes land along with several hundred cruise ship passengers. Can say I did that. The beach is nothing special but I have to say it is fun to watch the plans land and take off. At a the Sunset Bar and had a front roll seat. Food is okay. Beware, this is a... More

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Louisiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

What an amazing experience to watch planes land just feet above your head along this beautiful beach. If you are brave you can attempt to "ride the fence" when a large plane takes off. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience.

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Olathe, Kansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Seemingly tied to the Royal Islander, it boasts a varied menu and is quite good and very reasonably priced. Service is generally good and the view of Maho beach, along with the sound of the waves and the views of landing planes makes for a fun mealtime experience.

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