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Review of Great Bay Beach

Great Bay Beach
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Philipsburg Jet Ski Rental
Ranked #4 of 24 things to do in Philipsburg
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Reviewed December 8, 2014

Spent the day here recently and really enjoyed it. Vast white sand beach with plenty of bars etc just behind the beach. Perfect for a stroll from the nearby cruise port

2  Thank Jason A
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

This will be the cheapest place to get alcohol on the island = beer for 99 cents and low cost alcohol - some are better than others.
Lots of food choices.
You can haggle for chairs and umbrellas - easiest place to get to from cruise ships, you can walk taxi or take a small boat (about $7pp round trip).
Busiest beach on the island as it's the easiest to get to. Interesting to stroll the beach. Shopping is right behind if you want to put the non-shoppers on the beach well you shop! There is free washrooms in the centre of the beach.

7  Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lots of chairs available many have drinks and chair deals make sure you take the full walk up the board walk to check out the full beach.

1  Thank gord001
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Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is awesome here! So many nice places to stop and have a drink and get some sun along the beach. I did some shopping and really enjoyed it. Must stop at The Holland House if you go!

Thank Katie C
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Reviewed December 2, 2014

Nice beach within walking distance of ship. There are plenty of restaurants, shopping, etc around. The water was a little too cloudy, the vendors were a little too pushy, and the area we were in had no foot wash area.

1  Thank KyReviewerGirl
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