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Review of Great Bay Beach

Great Bay Beach
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$40.00*
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Hop-on Hop-off Philipsburg by Trolley Train
Ranked #5 of 57 things to do in Philipsburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Great beach, close to port if you're on a cruise, take the water taxi!!!!!just 7 bucks both ways, can do shopping and beach a the same trip!!!!! Way better than Orient Beach!!!!!

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Since we stayed at the Sonesta Great Bay resort, the easiest way to get to the boardwalk was to take a walk on the beach. Surprisingly the beach sand wasn't really sand at all (small quarts rocks) but ground up bits of shells. That made for their beautiful white color, but not the easiest on tendons or on your calf muscles. The water was a milky turquoise blue, and the waves, if you could call them that, were small. Just needed to watch your step once you got into the water, because there is a somewhat steep one to one and a half foot drop off about three feet into the water. The bottom is rock free and like the beach itself is made of crush bits of shells. The beach area around the resort was alway combed each morning before the onslaught of people and their chase lounge chairs arrived. From the end of the Sonesta property up to the board walk area the beach was combed and was well kept and clean. It was a nice beach for shell collecting as well.

2  Thank JOHN A
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

water was a bit rough, the sand not flat on the beach...guess time of year, but it was clean and lovely white sand beach...perfect views

Thank Coryy20
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Not many people, absolutely beautiful! Constant breezes! Was wonderful to watch the cruise ships come in and out...but they were still far enough away not to be a bother.

Thank Gretchen H
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

We did a day trip to the French side of St. Maarten and went to Great Bay Beach, Barefoot Terrace, to have lunch and do a little shopping. Loved it!

Thank Tashakane
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