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“Long stretch of sand”
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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Chesterfield, Missouri
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298 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Long stretch of sand”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

The crowd level on this beach is directly proportionate to the number of cruise ships in port that day. However, there is plenty to do and plenty to look at. No shortage of food and drink here.

Visited July 2014
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Bronx, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

This beach was warm and oh so blue. The only thing to beware is of the dip off the shore. I especially liked that there were NO locals on the beach trying to sell us stuff. So peaceful!

Visited July 2014
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Dyer, IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Beautiful beach close to cruise ship port”
Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We stopped at st maarten on our cruise. We didn't book an excursion so we decided to just go to this beach as it was close to ship. We were the only ship in port that day; I imagine if there were more ships, it would have been quite busy. We paid $7 per person for the water taxi to take us to the downtown area. The locals promptly approach you with chair rentals, excursions, etc. We rented 2 chairs and an umbrella with free wifi for $15. The sand is beautiful and the water is clear and warm. The locals are pretty aggressive with offering their massages, hair braiding, jewelry, etc.; just tell them no thanks and they'll go away. It was a really enjoyable beach day!

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new york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“most beautiful beach”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

the water was perfect and the sand is nice! we stayed in the ocean most of the day. the weather was perfect!

Visited July 2014
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Paris, Canada
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“dont pay for 18+ there will be children there”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

Just got home after spending a week here and after going for 11 years it is always great to see "Workers" who I now call family VERY VERY disappointing that the Locals aren't allowed to visit unless only in casino Oh but the Local that writes for the newspaper can be there nightly-wouldnt want a bad review in the paper would we VERY VERY disappointing that I have came every year with a regular that has been going there for over 22 yrs but now is not allowed because it is 18+ and was escorted away from hotel when she did try visiting Maybe on the return visitors should collect all their photo's and videos of the kids there just in the last 2 weeks and post the all on here VERY VERY disappointing that it is called a 18+ and that there where children under 18 there. So why did I pay for 18+ These same children can sit and watch a 3 hrs-R Rated movie VERY VERY disappointed with the 2 faced policies maybe all us long timers should settle on a new hotel and start going there Alayne

Visited July 2014
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