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“beautiful beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Friar's Bay

Friar's Bay
St Maarten-St Martin
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Type: Beaches
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Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“beautiful beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

this beach is quiet and the sand was beautiful. We rented 2 chairs and umbrella ($15 usd)- a bit steep, but there was not competition.
The bar made good drinks. There is a path at the far end of the beach leading to Happy Beach- a good 15 minute walk. just follow the path all the way to the beach.- beware- clothing optional!!! Friar's Bay Beach was our favorite beach!

Visited October 2012
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Springfield, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best beach on St Marten”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We love Friars Bay Beach! It is quiet, the water is calm. It is cheap to rent chairs with umbrellas. Drinks are pricey though.

Visited October 2012
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“Wonderful Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We spent the day @ Friar's bay. It was terrific. The water is a spectacular blue and clean.
The lounge and umbrella rentals are reasonable and the vendors for the rentals and restaurant were very pleasant. Since we were there in the beginning of July, it was practically deserted which suited us well. Gorgeous place to spend a leisurely beach day!

Visited July 2012
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New York, NY
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
“Off the regular path.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Driving from South to North and about a mile before the turn off to Loterie Farm is Friar's Bay which is a quiet little bay that's more popular with locals then tourists. As with all French side beaches, topless is permitted at this beach location. There are 2 restaurants at Friar's bay and chairs and umbrellas are available for rent for a small fee. This location would be ideal for R&R without being touristy like orient beach.

Visited September 2012
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Secluded beach just a hike away”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

This is a beautiful beach with an incredible French restaurant right on the beach. They have fresh gelato and delicious seafood. The best part of the beach is that you can take a 10 min hike along the coast to get to Happy Bay, a pristine secluded beach. I can here off a cruise ship and was able to spend the day at this beach.

Visited March 2012
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