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Happy Bay Beach

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Address: Between Friars Bay and the Bay of Grand Case, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Beautiful Beach and not too busy

This is great beach if you want a quiet, huge sandy beach. Beware there are no pubs or places to buy food or drinks.It is a fair walk from Friars Bay beach but well worth it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kevin F
Hamilton, Canada

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Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is great beach if you want a quiet, huge sandy beach. Beware there are no pubs or places to buy food or drinks.It is a fair walk from Friars Bay beach but well worth it. There also maybe a different roadway leading to the area but we weren't told of one. Nudity is also allowed and it is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is a nice, fun, hike from Friar's Beach to Happy Bay Beach. But it was not isolated when we were there, on a Wednesday. It is a nice beach but lots of boats also arrive, which makes it more crowded than ever. I guess that's what being beautiful in tropical paradise means...the people find you out. Go for the... More 

Thank NancyVermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crystal clear water. Nude at the ends. Nice nature walk. What more can you ask for? To the puritan reviewer a couple of posts down. Next time consider Saudi Arabia or other restrictive vacations. And if it is you that can't handle nudity - perhaps it is you that need to grow up. Perhaps we should all wear veils -... More 

3 Thank aste5
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to take the 15 minute hike from Friars Bay to Happy Bay beach and we are so glad we did ! Happy Bay Beach was our favourite beach on the island . It is so calm , peaceful and beautiful . If we had more time we would definitely have gone back with a picnic lunch and spent... More 

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Washington, DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk to Happy Bay from Friar’s Bay is a very easy and pleasant walk that only takes about 10 minutes. You should be advised to wear closed toe shoes (not flip flops). The beach is pleasant and the swimming is very good. Despite what others claim, this is not a very private beach. We counted no less than 64... More 

Thank JPSWashington_DC
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not many folks there when we went in the middle of the week. Strong surf. But did get some great pictures.

Thank Khari M
North Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the local free and open nude beach. There are two ways to get to the beach, one shorter than the other but we'v only been able to find the longer way via Friar's beach. This is not so bad, since there is good parking and a nice French restaurant on the beach. From Friar's beach, there is a... More 

Thank docandboop
Wellesley, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of course if a beach is in a travel book, you can guarantee others also have the same thing in mind...We took the 20 minute path to Happy Bay with the bare essentials, a towel and some beer. The beach was fairly private, but was a popular spot with the nudies. There are only a few spots you can enter... More 

Thank h20andsunlovers
Neillsville, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't know when these other reviewers went to Happy Bay Beach, but my experience was nothing like their's. We went to Happy Beach on a Tuesday in mid-January and there must have been at least 75 people there. The waves were coming up so high that most people had to sit up on a grassy area which has been... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, as others have indicated, the beach is small and peaceful. You feel like your in your own world while there. Plenty of sea grape trees to provide shade. A perfect place to spend a few hours with your loved one. We wanted to check it out because we liked the clothing optional aspect of the beach, and... More 

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