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“Pretty Water Many Restaurants” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Great Bay Beach

Great Bay Beach
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$25.00*
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Great Bay Beach Day with Transportation
Ranked #5 of 55 things to do in Philipsburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Pretty Water Many Restaurants”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

View of the cruise ships, We went on a Sunday and it wasnt crowded at all. Lots of places to get a drink and a chair from. We parked at the marina and paid because we heard they tow around the town.

Visited February 2013
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“easy access and cheap cocktails”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

4 of us took water taxi across bay [$2 return],then had a walk through town, quite colourful and cheap for holiday stuff,then we had cheap beers and cocktails at a bar on the front. we spent a couple of hours on beach and had a swim,nice and warm but sandy so not good for snorkelling.beach and water were clean[some other reviewers thought differently,maybe it changes by day to day]. we returned to p&o azura for a late lunch.

Visited February 2013
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Montreal
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great beach with the kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Beautiful beach and not as rough as some of the other beaches in st Maarten. Kids had a blast in the waves. Also the boardwalk in phillipsburgh is fun!

Visited February 2013
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Miami, Florida
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82 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Easy to access from the cruise ship”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

This beach has a boardwalk along the bars/restaurants and just a mile walking from the cruise ship; there is a water taxi for those who do not want to walk.
(US $4 for one way; $7 with return)
For drinking and sunbathing it is suitable; however, water is not clear.
The beach was clean and not crowded in the morning when we walked around.
The shopping streets are nearby.

Visited February 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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174 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Beautiful, refreshing...crowded”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

The water and sand are beautiful and clean. It was closest to our cruise dock, a short 10 minute walk. It is right along a stretch of shops and restaurants, so amenities are close, it just gets crowded with tourists.

Visited December 2012
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