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“nice walk”(51 reviews)
“board walk”(41 reviews)
“water taxi”(73 reviews)
Shopping, Dinning, Cultural, Romantic Walk
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Front Street and Back Street, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Something we did two years ago and did it this year and just loved the walk up and down the boardwalk and never appreciated anymore than now. I know there is still much work to do but this section is really doing well.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank robsP5282ED
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area of Phillipsburg caters to the cruise ships that dock nearby. But even if you aren’t a daytripper, you’ll enjoy the expansive boardwalk that skirts Great Bay. With the beach on one side and cafes/bars/shops on the other, there’s plenty to see. Be prepared...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The boardwalk has lots of damage from hurricane Irma. A lot of the business have rebuild or repaired and are back open for business. Lots of shopping and eating if you come with a cruise ship. On days with no cruise ships, a lot of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank aprilp637
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best place on the island for easy access to a beautiful beach, eating, shopping and people watching. Awesome for taking photos & selfies of your cruise ship, courthouse, boardwalk, etc. Love coming here to stroll the boardwalk and popping into the various...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank midwaytoheaven
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very touristy of course but we enjoyed our walk along here from our ship and were spoilt for choice as in beach and beds!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MichaelMacartney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great strolling among the shops and restaurants. Great beach. Try and avoid when the cruise liners are in town as the prices are fixed for the captive audience. Negotiable on other days.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Alan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First - nearly everything here is only open on days when a ship is in port, so check the ship schedule before you go. There's shops, dining, and a long stretch of beach that can be very crowded. On the other hand, visiting on a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Butterfly_n1
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

The beach along the boardwalk was beautiful . There are some amazing restaurant's and bars to eat and drink at along the Boardwalk . Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank rond137
Reviewed April 13, 2019

Lovely beach but you are constantly being approached to take a tour, rent a beach chair, by a trinket. We momentarily left a camera on a bench and then it was gone - stupid me. A short walk from the beach are Front & Back...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Marvin S
Reviewed April 12, 2019

If you want a bite to eat and browse island souvenirs, this place is hard to beat! Parking is a pain on nearby city streets, so walk there or take a cab. Boardwalk is within walking distance of cruise ship terminal. Nearby beach is one...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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September 2, 2017|
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Response from nikescold4 | Reviewed this property |
I only gamble at The Princess Casino. I do win!
May 17, 2017|
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Response from ccchiro | Reviewed this property |
The boardwalk in Philipsburg is on Great Bay. It is a nice clean sand beach with attendants for chairs/umbrellas for swimming and sunning and water sports but it is not a good snorkeling area (too busy and wavy). You want... More
March 21, 2017|
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Response from EllenD1650 | Reviewed this property |
A young couple came to visit us from the French side & they took a bus to Philipsburg & then a cab. Just take a cab you eill be good.