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Great Bay Beach

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Address: Great Bay Harbour, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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$25.00*
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Great Bay Beach Day with Transportation
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$75.00*
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Great Bay Philipsburg Snuba Diving
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$39.95*
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Trolley Train Historical Philipsburg Tour

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Birthday Trip

This Caribbean experience was a pleasantly delightful thrill to say the least. I had a wonderful time and met some amazing people.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jpully2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great Bay Beach is a nice beach (especially when there are no cruise ships otherwise it is very crowded) but it has a deep slope which makes it difficult to exit the water especially for older people. Great location near shopping and restaurants.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This Caribbean experience was a pleasantly delightful thrill to say the least. I had a wonderful time and met some amazing people.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at Seaview Beach Hotel. Great view of bay from room. Beach umbrellas and lounge chairs put out for cruise ship. Water clean and warm with clean white sand beach. Swimming area marked off. But in late September, beach and Boardwalk dead as a door nail. NO ONE ON BEACH. NO ONE SWIMMING. Not even locals walking boardwalk. Strange.

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Miramar Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we have been here 3 times never had seaweed, nice water lots of shells and only a block up to the shopping area. We walked from the cruise ship. Enjoyed the mountain goats and tons of butterflies along the way. Going again in Dec.

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soul
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely beach, close to the cruise ship and activities, but check what the rain fall has beeb, because, if water has been outflowing from the pond fill,.... It could be , um, not so good ... Look at where the garbage dump is situated and make your own geographical conclusions.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the beach in Philipsburg. The surrounding hills are beautiful and the water is calm and flat like glass!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many thing to do here. There are restaurants, shops, places to get a cold drink, Water sports. The beach is very white and pretty.

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Long Island NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel was on this beach...other than one day of some seaweed, the water was clear and warm. Jet skis available everywhere

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got off the ship and were ready to walk to this beach, however, we saw a Water Taxi stand. It cost $5 for a one way ticket to Great Bay Beach. There was also a $7 round-trip ticket, that you could use all day, to go back and forth, on the water Taxi. We decided to use the water... More 

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Pasadena, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy walk from our hotel and conveniently lined with bars and shops. However, dogs do roam free so be careful walking the beach!

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