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“Caution”
Review of Great Bay Beach

Great Bay Beach
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$25.00*
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Great Bay Beach Day with Transportation
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$39.95*
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Hop-on Hop-off Philipsburg by Trolley Train
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$377.00*
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Private St Maarten Island Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #5 of 56 things to do in Philipsburg
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Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Caution”
Reviewed February 4, 2014

I've been to this beach dozens of times so I'm not so green to think that drugs don't exist on this island but the local officials may want to think about patrolling this stretch a little better. As a tourist, getting approached as many times as I did not only was annoying but pushed me back to the resort to spend my money elsewhere. The drug pushers don't seem to take no for an answer and like to continue pushing......not real tourist friendly!

Visited February 2014
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Nuevo Vallarta
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Don't forget your water shoes!”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

People were wonderful, the beach was beautiful but it is of crushed shell and corals so you need watershoes.

Visited January 2014
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3 Thank Kathleen Elaine M
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Montreal, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“beaches”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

i like the beach but its hard to go in the water because sand is
very soft and you seak in . and because you can not walk on the
sand its not straight and its hard when you are a certain age.

Visited January 2014
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1 Thank MARIAantonietta G
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Ontario
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Close to the cruise ships”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

It's a quick water taxi trip from the Cruise ships, or approximately 15 minutes walking. Hint: Water taxi stop #2 takes you right to the middle of the beach. Stop #1 takes you to the begining.

Visited January 2014
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Columbia, South Carolina
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“Convenient Beach”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

Very close to the cruise ship port. Nice water and sand. can get crowded and loud when multiple ships are in port. Great party scene. Music and restaurants galore. Great for a beach experience for day cruise ship visitors.

Visited January 2014
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