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“My Favorite Beach on this Island but Better Ones On Others.”
Review of Happy Bay Beach

Happy Bay Beach
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$95.00*
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Rock 'n Roll Snorkel and Sightseeing Safari of St. Martin
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$68.98*
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Self-Drive Boat Tour and Snorkel from Simpson Bay
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$119.00*
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St Maarten Catamaran Snorkel Sail
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Midwest USA
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“My Favorite Beach on this Island but Better Ones On Others.”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Drove to Friar's Bay and easily followed the info here to walk to the far-end of the beach and then along the trail to Happy Bay Beach. Stay to the left, a spray painted arrow points the way near teh beginning. Took a couple in their 20s about 10 minutes to hike it and it was well worth it. A man was selling cold beverages from a stand. One end of the beach had families, the other end had people bathing and laying out completely nude. We stuck near the middle which has the fewest rocks and rough items when entering the water. I tried to snorkel but had very poor luck and didn't see much of anything. Great palm trees and bushes to give natural shade. Just lay out a towel, relax and enjoy this small beach.

Visited February 2013
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washington, dc
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice but shells...”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Nice, quiet beach with beachside restaurants. Seashells when entering beach but overall nice. There are nicer beaches.

Visited January 2013
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Green Bay
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful Beach - no facilities and lots of nude people”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

The Beach is a nice walk from Frair's beach. Fun to take the kids for an adventure walk. The beach looked beautiful...but nude people have taken over the beach. It is not a delegated nudist beach, so I was a bit put off. A few here and there, fine. A whole beach full when not a nude beach - not very nice.

Visited January 2013
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Kelowna, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“secluded beach”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Went to Happy bay several times this trip, easy 10 min. walk from Friars beach, nice bay with clear water, gentle waves usually, getting more popular with "naturalists" of all ages, snorkling on far end of the bay along the rocky shore ok, or just before you get to the beach, there is a quiter area for snorkling, with rock formations. local vendor provides some barbeque chicken and some drinks, no other facilities.

Visited December 2012
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Southbury, Connecticut
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Our favorite deserted island beach on St. Martin”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

This remote beach is only accessible by foot path (15 min) from Friar's Bay Beach, but well worth it! We never would have known about it if it were not for TA - Thanks! If you walk to the end, be prepared for some naturists, however. There are no facilities on the beach.

Visited January 2013
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