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Address: Great Bay Harbour, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin

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I wouldn't go back to this beach

We stopped here on a cruise- we took the water taxi $7 round per person round trip to the boardwalk area and walked around town. It was a nice area to walk around and lots of... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Portsmouth, Ohio
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Portsmouth, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on a cruise- we took the water taxi $7 round per person round trip to the boardwalk area and walked around town. It was a nice area to walk around and lots of shops. My favorite area is when you keep walking all the way to the right, you come to an area where there are lots... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Beach is lovely- we were there on cruise in November 2014 and it was way too hot to even be on the beach. We spent our time shopping and in the shade of the open air bars having a brew! The air was stagnant and very hot out that day- no breeze at all. Too bad, I would have liked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The beach was absolutely beautiful. We've never been in water quite that salty; we really had fun floating while carrying on a conversation. We floated without holding our breath! The beach wasn't crowded, either. So fun!

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Ingleside
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Beautiful beach only problem the sand is very unlevel in the water. It drops off. Lots to see and do. Cruise ships come in You can walk all the way down to philipsburg along the beach.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Loved the calm waters here. Loved watching all the sailboats and cruise ships and loved people watching. Got some great sunset photos right from our balcony!

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Wells, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We spent a week here and would definitely go back...will go back. The sand is perfect, so is the water. It doesn't even seem crowded when all the cruise ships are in and there are lots of people roaming around.

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Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We docked in St. Maarten 2 weeks ago on Ventura. Got a ships tender into the harbour. We got to the beach early and paid 12 dollars for 2 sea edge beds n blue umbrella from Louis, a lovely local vendor. The sea was beautiful - no stones and gentle slope into the water. We paid 3 dollars for coffee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Place it has a long boardwalk with a lot of restaurants and bars. Beach is ver nice and calm. Is also the place were all the cruises stop. Should be a must place to visit in St Martin.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

After a couple trips to Negril, it is SO RELAXING not to be hassled every step you take on the beach...

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My family and I started our morning at Orient Bay Beach and ended our day at Great Bay Beach! We rented a few lounge chairs and had such a wonderful afternoon. The RED chairs are the best, the three young men who were in charge of the red chairs were wonderful! They made sure we had cold waters &beers, 5... More 

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