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“Day trip from Sint Maarten, walk from Gustavia in 20 minutes” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of St. Jean Beach

St. Jean Beach
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in St. Jean
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Owner description: The island's most popular beach, best known for its white sand beaches and calm waters perfect for swimming and sailing.
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Day trip from Sint Maarten, walk from Gustavia in 20 minutes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

Visited this beach as part of a day trip from St Maarten, and it was only a 20 minute walk from Gustavia. It wasn't even a hard walk, once you get to the lighthouse in Gustavia, is is flat all the way to the roundabout at the top of the airport and then it is down all the way to the beach. The only downside is that there are no pavements, but since it is a short walk, it did not matter much. The beach may not be the best beach in St.Barths, but it is a lively scene with shops and cafes. An interesting place nonetheless.

Visited November 2013
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Miami, Florida
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

Reef protected this is a hip beach, great stretch of sand, a great place to watch the local scene and enjoy the afternoon, best going late afternoon. Water is very calm here. good placew to have lunch.

Visited February 2013
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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85 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“The Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

A grand place to see (and be seen).....watch the planes land and take off while sipping champagne....dine in lovely spots along the beach....plus wonderful hotels too.....

Visited February 2013
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Trenton, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Easy does it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

There are many nice beaches to go to but for me St. Jean is my easy going relaxed beach , I stay near this beach so even if I venture out to others ,St Jean is easy to go to later in the day . Fun to watch people ,all different sorts of people , good food in area and close to food stores to get packed lunch if desired.

Visited March 2013
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Clarkston, Michigan
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67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Perfect location....beautiful sand.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Great for people watching or just hanging out. Very calm waters and near plenty of places to eat and drink. Cool to watch the planes fly in to the tiny airport near the Tom Hotel.

Visited September 2013
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