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Happy Bay Beach

Between Friars Bay and the Bay of Grand Case, St Martin / St Maarten
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“friars bay” (34 reviews)
“patties” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
Between Friars Bay and the Bay of Grand Case, St Martin / St Maarten
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$70 per adult
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$129 per adult
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$75 per adult
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"friars bay"
in 34 reviews
"patties"
in 8 reviews
"music festival"
in 4 reviews
"flip flops"
in 16 reviews
"ribs"
in 15 reviews
"palm trees"
in 11 reviews
"min hike"
in 4 reviews
"bring food and drinks"
in 3 reviews
"rocky path"
in 4 reviews
"nude sunbathers"
in 6 reviews
"natural shade"
in 5 reviews
"grand case"
in 18 reviews
"rough surf"
in 3 reviews
"piece of paradise"
in 3 reviews
"hiking shoes"
in 3 reviews
"au naturale"
in 3 reviews
"bring water"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Regrettably Irma was not kind. The water view and the sand of this beach is still great, however, almost all the shade vegetation and palm trees have been wiped out. On the positive side, there is, therefore, less people there. Still some “naturists” but far...More

1  Thank Buffal O
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

We visited Happy Bay, first week of May. We have spent time at this beach each year since 2013. Needless to say, the whole beach has been impacted by Irma. First, the vegetation that framed the immediate beach is all but blown away, so there...More

Thank SaintPaulCouple
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

We had a little difficulty finding the turn-off for Friars Bay, but we finally did. We had a drink at the bar there before setting off for Happy Bay and service and drink were both good and also enjoyed the atmosphere. The hike is easy....More

Thank pbcurtiss
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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Hurricane Irma has made a big difference on St Martin in so many ways and Happy Bay is no exception. This was always a no holds barred beach with its share of nudity and toplessness but its seclusion is its charm. It is a 15...More

3  Thank dmount2001
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

fantastic lovely nude beach - quite a hike tho. lovely lovely. No food no bathroom no nothing but perfect

3  Thank TomTumok
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Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

On the French side, this beautiful beach with a sometimes strong wave pattern is so much fun. Let the waves roll you in or snorkel along the cliffs to the left. Some shade to be had under the trees so get there kind of early....More

1  Thank Sara J
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Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful beach with fine white sand, clear blue waters with minimal waves. We went with some friends and each found a tree to relax under for protection from the sun. We were naked and saw about a 7-8 other couples naked as well. There is...More

4  Thank Christopher Z
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Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

We parked at Friars Beach parking lot and walked through the bushes to this lovely beach. It is a bit secluded and therefore not crowded. Remember to bring water/beer as nothing is for sale nearby. The only negative on our day was a local guy...More

2  Thank ovelaur
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Reviewed July 15, 2017

It's a short walk from Friars Beach through woods teeming with iguanas. Easy to do in flip-flops. Only a few other people on the beach, so easy to find a shady palm to sit under. There was someone selling Carib beer from a little stand,...More

Thank MJEKSH
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Reviewed July 13, 2017

Warm water, sandy beach, no waves or current to worry about, and two beach bars serving burgers and sandwiches and most of your favourite beers and mixed drinks. However, many families had brought a picnic basket and/or a cooler with drinks, and nobody seemed to...More

Thank CdnBondGuy
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newexplorer1979
April 15, 2017|
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Response from Northerngal0922 | Reviewed this property |
Great beach for newbies!!!! Not the weekend as locals tend to gather but during the week would be great.
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Cheryl M
March 15, 2017|
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Response from Jessica O | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It wasn't clear to us exactly what was being built or how extensive it was going to be - only that the pace seemed unhurried.
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jjdh-y64
February 19, 2017|
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Response from nudisttwo626262 |
Yes ask Danny at the snack shack he a few for rent.
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