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Safe to walk the beach between Sonesta Great Bay and Phillip

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Safe to walk the beach between Sonesta Great Bay and Phillip

Read somewhere that is it isn't safe to walk the beach between Sonesta Geat Bay and the Phillipsburg boardwalk after sunset. True ? or just use reasonable caution

St Maarten-St Martin
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for St Maarten-St Martin, Philipsburg
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1. Re: Safe to walk the beach between Sonesta Great Bay and Phillip

true. perfectly safe during the day but not at night

Coralville, Iowa
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reviews: 14
2. Re: Safe to walk the beach between Sonesta Great Bay and Phillip

Is the boardwalk ok? Is it just the area towards Sonesta that isn't safe?

St Maarten-St Martin
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for St Maarten-St Martin, Philipsburg
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3. Re: Safe to walk the beach between Sonesta Great Bay and Phillip

the boardwalk is ok

Norwalk, Connecticut
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reviews: 3
4. Re: Safe to walk the beach between Sonesta Great Bay and Phillip

dont do it after dark. when you get there you'll see why

toronto
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5. Re: Safe to walk the beach between Sonesta Great Bay and Phillip

Are any of the restaurants along the boardwalk open past 9 to 10 in the evening?

Saint Louis...
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6. Re: Safe to walk the beach between Sonesta Great Bay and Phillip

im new to researching the destination...is it robbery or more so violent crime?

St Maarten-St Martin
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7. Re: Safe to walk the beach between Sonesta Great Bay and Phillip

robbery..

Many restaurants on the boardwalk are open til 10..but not much later during the week..on weekends the boardwalk is much busier especially in the area near Taloula Mango and the St Rose Arcade,

http://www.taloulamango.com/

There also is a fabulous french restaurant on the boardwalk, which I love..they have valet parking if you drive.

http://www.antoinerestaurant.com/

Raleigh NC
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8. Re: Safe to walk the beach between Sonesta Great Bay and Phillip

We ate at Antoine's on our first night staying at the Divi. It is wonderful!!

Savannah, Georgia...
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9. Re: Safe to walk the beach between Sonesta Great Bay and Phillip

During our walk from the Sonesta at Great Bay to the boardwalk area around one o'clock, I looked with some concern at the small, run-down homes which dot the beach between the two points. Many of the locals were eye-balling the walkers as if they were attempting to size up a possible mark. Yes, I can certainly see how this stretch of beach would give one pause, especially at night. You can stick to the streets where I'm certain there are more people to keep you company, if not safer.

Caribbean
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reviews: 10
10. Re: Safe to walk the beach between Sonesta Great Bay and Phillip

Agreed,

daytime you should be fine, but at dusk / night there seems to be a risk. take a taxi (as parking is a bit of a hassle)