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Happy Bay Beach

Between Friars Bay and the Bay of Grand Case, St Maarten-St Martin
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Ranked #4 of 17 attractions in Saint-Martin
Type: Beaches
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Woodside, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you are at Friars Bay Beach, which I highly recommend, you must take the little hike to Happy Bay. It's about a fifteen minute walk and worth it. It was so beautiful and secluded. Felt like it could have been used in the movie The Blue Lagoon! It's much better than the movie was, though :) The water was... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The beach is a hike over the hill from Friar's Bay Beach...and well worth the hike even on a hot summer day. The water was beautiful...a few boats in the bay...mostly snorkelers and a few gawkers. This beach is listed as a "clothing optional" beach but on two separate visits only saw one lady topless. We were kind of hoping... More

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Calhoun, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

had to take a little hike to get to the beach maybe 10-15 minutes but well worth it. The ocean was very calm and soothing, snorkeling was good but you don't see a lot of fish. found a few shells here.

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Riverside, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Happy beach is north of Marigot right next to Friar's bay beach. Actually access is through Friar;s beach. There seems to be access from the condos up the hill of happy beach, but would not how to get to the beach that way, Walk to the north end of the beach. You will find a small trail going up the... More

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This clothing-optional beach is exactly a 10-minute walk from where you are able to park your car. Once you get there, you will find a beautiful beach which is not nearly as crowded as Orient Bay. This beach is very isolated. There are no beach chairs or facilities of any kind but there is a man that runs a lolo... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

From Friars Bay it's a 10 minute hike to this secluded beach. Along the way look for iguanas and land crabs. We encountered a donkey on our way back. There were only 4 others at the beach the day we were there. Bring you own food and water as nothing is close.

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

You must know how to get there. It is very near Grand Case, just a short walk or drive. You see a very not welcoming gate wich you can pass by at the right side. Enjoy!

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Guilford, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My family and I rented a villa above Happy Bay last week. Happy Bay beach is really nice. It is very secluded with no facilities (who cares) and virtually no people. The water is calm and warm . There are beautiful palm trees for shade. The only negative thing is that it is an exhausting hike back to our villa.... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I was here on a day when only 2 other people were on the beach. It was so calm and relaxing. Not much wildlife for snorkeling but the water is clear and the beach is great for a family swim. Many large round rocks near the shore mixed into the sand.

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Albuquerque, NM
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59 reviews 59 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It takes a short hike to get to the beach, but once you're there, it's pretty quiet. At least on the beach itself. The water was pretty calm and there weren't a lot of people. The nearest group was probably 30 to 40 feet away and we were all scattered by at least that distance. There were maybe 10 groups... More

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