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Address: End of SXM Airport Runway | Phillipsburg, St Maarten, Maho 3550-147, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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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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FUN beach!

This is such a fun beach. The beach was clear and beautiful, but the waves were very strong and too rough. May not be for young kids? People seem to enjoying the airplanes... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is such a fun beach. The beach was clear and beautiful, but the waves were very strong and too rough. May not be for young kids? People seem to enjoying the airplanes landing, taking pictures, and went crazy standing behind the airplanes take off. Didn't see anyone got blow off though. Good bar grill with great beach view for... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This beach is the reason we came back to St Martin for the 2nd time. First off, it is a really pretty little beach, beautiful blue water. Some days the waves are a bit high, making it fun for people to body surf. I was disappointed this year that they've but out so many sun beds (no doubt for a... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took a cab ride from the cruise terminal for $8/person each way. Read reviews that traffic can be a nightmare; we were fortunate to be there on a Sunday with only one other ship in port and had no problems. Could see how that could be an issue going back though. Taxis back to the ship were ready to leave... More 

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped here for a while on an island tour. The beach was very crowded so much so you couldn't really find anywhere to sit. The main attractions are the planes taking off and landing overhead, which were good to see. You can get food and drinks here at 'tourist' prices - our guide told us to go down the road... More 

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Swanzey, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of our favorite beaches. You have plenty of room,chairs and umbrellas are reasonably priced and the food is very good and affordable. The surf is generally not calm, if you like getting into some waves. The only real negative about the beach is the lack of bathroom facilities. There is a single port-potty that is not well... More 

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ann arbor, MI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This beach is all about watching 747s and other big airlines land right over your head. Bring the best camera for action photography that you have and HAVE FUN! There is a parking lot nearby that is not expensive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Must experience, fun beach and great plane watching. Great place to meet and chat with people from all around the world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must and a definite bucket list check!!!!! Yes the beach gets crowded in the afternoon when the bigger planes come and go but it is so worth it!!!! Be a daredevil and hold the fence or just stand on the beach either way it's a rush!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

.....that everyone else came here: to see the planes!! We sat at sunset bar had a little something to drink and waited. Next to the bar there is an arrivals monitor. Wow!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It is exactly what you expect when you go to visit this beach. Huge planes taking off and landing right above you. To be honest anyone expecting a nice quite beach is there for the wrong reason, esoecially when the nicest beach on the dutch side is literally a half km away. You are on a beach on the runway.... More 

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