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“Large Relaxing Beach - At least Far West End” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Great Bay Beach

Great Bay Beach
Great Bay Harbour, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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Olathe, Kansas
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“Large Relaxing Beach - At least Far West End”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Spent a few hours lounging on the far west end of the beach. It is a more public area, where you can park your car next to the beach. There are no bars or restaurants on the far west end....ONLY BEACH and QUIET. If you need more action then head to the middle of the beach area, but if you just need some sun time then head west young man.

Visited January 2013
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“Pretty Water Many Restaurants”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

View of the cruise ships, We went on a Sunday and it wasnt crowded at all. Lots of places to get a drink and a chair from. We parked at the marina and paid because we heard they tow around the town.

Visited February 2013
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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“easy access and cheap cocktails”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

4 of us took water taxi across bay [$2 return],then had a walk through town, quite colourful and cheap for holiday stuff,then we had cheap beers and cocktails at a bar on the front. we spent a couple of hours on beach and had a swim,nice and warm but sandy so not good for snorkelling.beach and water were clean[some other reviewers thought differently,maybe it changes by day to day]. we returned to p&o azura for a late lunch.

Visited February 2013
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“Great beach with the kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Beautiful beach and not as rough as some of the other beaches in st Maarten. Kids had a blast in the waves. Also the boardwalk in phillipsburgh is fun!

Visited February 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“Easy to access from the cruise ship”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

This beach has a boardwalk along the bars/restaurants and just a mile walking from the cruise ship; there is a water taxi for those who do not want to walk.
(US $4 for one way; $7 with return)
For drinking and sunbathing it is suitable; however, water is not clear.
The beach was clean and not crowded in the morning when we walked around.
The shopping streets are nearby.

Visited February 2013
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