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Le Galion Beach

Le Galion Beach Rd., Quartier D'Orleans, St Maarten-St Martin
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Type: Beaches
Description: A horseshoe shaped beach known for its kid friendly atmosphere.
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West Windsor Township, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

And boy was it?! We were looking to find Orient Beach and made a few wrong turns. We parked our rental car at an opening for the beach area. Nice view and tons of things to do, but there was something amiss with the abandoned buildings covered in graffiti and the glass shards on the beach. I took a bunch... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was our favorite beach on our St. Maarten vacation! The waves break against the reef 150 yards out, so the water is so calm. Its perfect for young children to play in the sand. Crystal clear waters and a well taken care of beach. There is a shop with snacks and drinks and you can rent activities and chairs.... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We visited le Galion on a Sunday and it was jam packed with locals and tourists. Nice beach with dock to jump off of and separate swim area. Just a bit too intense with ice cream trucks and lots of activity in the parking lot. Not our highest ranked beach but definitely nice as water is shallow for kids and... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went to this beach during the week day. We LOVED it. The sand was great, and the water was so calm, warm, and clean. We kept talking about how great it would be to bring our kids here. We liked it so much that we came back again towards the end of our trip on a Saturday. It was... More

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Houston, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

My 3 year old loved it. Very calm water, very shallow pretty far out. Beautiful sand, clear pristine water. Very reasonably priced food. Rent an umbrella and chairs and they will bring a table out to you when you order food or drinks.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Great place to swim wit young kids.There is a restaurant called Tropical Wave right on the beach that rent chairs and umbrellas. Our Family love the beach, Ice cream truck comes by and the locals also have music going and the water is clear and great for the little ones.

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Baltimore, Maryland
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great beach if you are traveling with small children or with not so great swimmers. Water was extremely calm. There is a pool inside the beach. A lane created pool has been placed inside the water. An amazing and interesting concept. A must see.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I found a starfish! The water was calm enough for me to see at least 15 feet deep so I had fun. :)))

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St marteen
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

To many people on sundays but very Nice and quiet the rest of the week. You CAN swim or do windsurfing or surfing. Also good snack

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We just returned from a week in St Martin and were looking for lovely, calm little beaches for my 4 year old granddaughter to play on... What a find in Le Galion--very shallow, beautiful blue water, with rafts anchored just about 50 feet from shore for the kids to jump off of. Great little beach bar/food shack on the beach,... More

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