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Address: 3550-147, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Phone Number: 17215803780
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Located at the end of Maho Bay and also very close to the airport where...

Located at the end of Maho Bay and also very close to the airport where airplanes fly right above the beach.

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Small, but beautiful.

The famous airport beach. Where you can get spectacular views of incoming jets coming in for a landing just over your heads, or experience up very close to their take offs. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Peoria, Arizona
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Peoria, Arizona
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The famous airport beach. Where you can get spectacular views of incoming jets coming in for a landing just over your heads, or experience up very close to their take offs. The beach has recently been redone, probably due to erosion, and is now smaller. It's still beautiful, and one of my favorites for swimming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my #1 bucket list and it was amazing. Saw many planes landing and taking off. Wasn't much sand area, primarily rocky. It does get crowded but well worth taking time to stop. Not a beach to go and relax. Schedule of planes are listed at Sunset bar next to beach

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Thank Kasandra F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very close to the airport and this is the famous beach where you see the planes land or if you prefer- get jet blasted. Some women were topless so if you have children just been mindful going nude is permitted! The waves were a bit strong when the jumbo planes came in! This is a must stop if you are... More 

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Thank Kimberlee914
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful, exotic turquoise beach with fine beige sand...where the sea kisses the sky at the horizon only to be pleasantly startled by yet another plane arriving or departing from or to some other destination. Pretty wild!

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Far Rockaway, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was so much fun watching the plans land at such low altitudes from my barstool! They even have an airport scanner, so you can hear the communications between the pilots and the tower! Very cool!

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here on our cruise trip and wanted to experience famous Mabo beach. It is amazing to see how powerful the jetliners tailwind is as they come in to land. You must experience this at least once in your life.

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Madison Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You really only need to see this once...or maybe twice. It's pretty cool how close they get to the beach when coming into land.. Watching them take off / being blasted by the wind created by the jets is an experience but please be careful! We saw many people getting blown over. One lady was really close to getting her... More 

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Brewster, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I thought that this beach was part of the hotel, but I guess that it is separate. The water is clear the beach is nice, closer to the airport runway it is rocky (in the water and out). If you go over by the runway it is cool to watch the planes come and go but be careful the jet... More 

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West Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The most beautiful beach I have ever been on. I was in water up to my neck and could see my toes. Not to mention those jets flying overhead into the airport. I loved this beach.

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Cranford, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here a few times and still make it a must do stop. Small beach with little sand and a lot of rocks. Only a 15-20 foot strand between the water and the road. But none of that matters when your waist deep in the water and a 787 lands 50 feet over your head.

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