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Great Bay Beach

Great Bay Harbour, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Philipsburg
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors

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Yorkshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Mv Ventura 6th - 20th December. Either walk, or take the water taxi to this long, white sandy beach. This is a very commercial area, rows of sun loungers, bars, restaurants and shops ( mostly diamond, jewellery and clothing ). If, like me, you are on holiday to escape all of this, just keeping walking to the far end of... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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68 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Given its location right in the city this isn't the best beach in the Caribbean but the sand is clean and smooth and the water delightful. Best of all it's literally right where the water taxi from the cruise ships dock, so if you've only got a short time it's a great place to get a beach fix. Another plus... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Great Bay Beach runs all the way along the front of Phillipsburg and is the beach for Sonesta Great Bay. Clear, sandy, no rocks, view of the cruise ships and Phillipsburg. Assessable to to so many areas. A must see.

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Miami, Florida
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

the beach is so clean, plenty of bars & restaurants to hang out. & just walking distance from the famous philipsburg shopping street.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Tons of fun here if you don't want to just bake in the sun. One block back is tons of tourist shopping. 3 blocks back is free parking (although very limited). This is a great place for water sports, such as jet skiing, banana boat & float rides, and for the kids, the floating trampoline. The servers will take your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I like this beach. the water is super nice here. you have the board walk just behind you with all the restaurants and shops just a stones throw away. I spent most of my days in Phillipsburg and this is a touristy area but when the shops and what not close down it turns into a family hang out, I... More 

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Spent the day here recently and really enjoyed it. Vast white sand beach with plenty of bars etc just behind the beach. Perfect for a stroll from the nearby cruise port

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This will be the cheapest place to get alcohol on the island = beer for 99 cents and low cost alcohol - some are better than others. Lots of food choices. You can haggle for chairs and umbrellas - easiest place to get to from cruise ships, you can walk taxi or take a small boat (about $7pp round trip).... More 

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Kitchener,Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lots of chairs available many have drinks and chair deals make sure you take the full walk up the board walk to check out the full beach.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is awesome here! So many nice places to stop and have a drink and get some sun along the beach. I did some shopping and really enjoyed it. Must stop at The Holland House if you go!

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