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“Happy Bay Experience!”
Review of Happy Bay Beach

Happy Bay Beach
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

I agree Happy Bay is worth the short hike as it is the most beautiful beach on the island. On Nov 13, my wife and I were enjoying a fantastic afternoon and the beach was very sparsley populated. A tall nude man came out of the bushes on the far end of the beach where a lone woman was enjoying her time until we saw her pack up and leave. A few moments later this same man sat aboout 40 feet behind us and began to pleasure himself. My wife became very uncomfortable and we too packed up and began to leave. This man then moved on to the next couple on the beach and repeated his ritual. This was our 1st time at happy bay and do not want it to be our last. Does anyone know if this guy is a harmless regular or someone to be concerned about?

4  Thank Gusser
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

We always make a stop at Friars beach where they have facilities and beach restaurants before hiking over the hill to Happy Bay. Anyone there will tell you where to go and once on the path it is a 10-15 hike to get there...it will not disappoint..drop dead gorgeous!

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We decided to check out Happy Bay based on a recommendation. You have to get to Friar's Bay first on the French side beyond Marigot by only a 10 minute drive. There is a adequate parking lot and now the road there is paved better so you don't lose your front end. Once you get to Friar's Bay you walk to the end of the beach and you will find a dirt path marked Happy Bay. It is a 20-30 minute hike up and down rocky terrain in some spots before you hit a smoother walk at the very end. Don't anyone tell you it's a 10 minute walk. Not true. However, once we got there it was worth the hike for sure. A beautiful, clean beach with smooth sand and calm water for snorkeling and no seaweed. There weren't many people there the day we went so clothing is optional. Very nice beach to spend the day and there is a snack bar also. Was pleasantly surprised and there was even some shady spots if you didn't bring an umbrella.

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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Just got back from St Martin and stayed at Happy Bay the Villa was beautiful as was Happy Bay Beach.
There was the weird old naked guy that that was at the beach every morning. He would walk up and just stand there staring at us. The beach was great really pretty place. One day a sail boat full of folks stopped by and started a naked Bocci ball game with coconuts, That was pretty entertaining.

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Reviewed August 24, 2012

just judge by my pictures!Defenetly the most beautiful beach in St Martin: Happy Bay.
Watsh out though,you may be surprised by the few cows with big horns that walk the little way that leads to this fantastic beach.The cows didnt annoy us at all but can look impressive!!not for the faint-hearted!Defenetly worth a look at!

1  Thank Korb G
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