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“One of the best beaches in the Caribbean”
Review of Le Galion Beach

Le Galion Beach
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Owner description: A horseshoe shaped beach known for its kid friendly atmosphere.
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“One of the best beaches in the Caribbean”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

My family and I arrived to St. Martin on a cruise ship. After seeing the crowded beaches of St. Thomas, I did some research with the local in St. Martin to try to find a beach with some solitude. Several locals recommended Le Galion. We took the taxi from the main port in Phillipsburg. The ride was a reasonable $42 for six people, each way (always barter for a lower fare) and took about 20 minutes. You can stop at a convenience store on the way for drinks/snacks. The beach was amazing, even for someone like myself who has been to the best in Florida and the Caribbean. The beach bar had very reasonable prices and the food was surprisingly very good and more than hot dogs and burgers. I had a mahi mahi sandwich that was better than any I've had. Very quiet, low key beach scene and an incredible view all around. Few topless folks if that concerns you. Overall, if you want a great day at the beach, go here.

Visited March 2013
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Pinckney, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Quiet, family friendly beach”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

This beach was a favorite. The water is calm and warm and the bay is shallow, allowing you to walk out quite a distance. The shore is also extensive, and easy to walk. There are trees offering shade, volleyball nets, and water sport areas.

Visited February 2013
Thank Karen D
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Billings, Montana
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great beach for kids”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

We took a large family group to this beach. The water was much calmer than most beaches. It was shallow enough for the kids to play without me being right at their side, though I always had an eye on them. They had a bar/restaurant which sold snacks and drinks. It also had a bathroom you could use if needed. The sand was great and for having several cruise ships at port that day, it was not very crowded. Would go back again!

Visited February 2013
1 Thank Amy B
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good family beach”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Galion Beach is fairly crowded but a good place for families. The water is shallow & very safe. Chairs cost €5 & umbrellas €5 for the day. Food is available at the beach bar but you have to eat there (no take-away). A 'beach boy' sets up chairs & umbrellas & will bring drinks to you. Great margheritas! Big plus: you can set up a tab & pay at the end of the day. Credit cards are accepted (except American Express).

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

a very gentle beach with calm waters for swimming , beach chairs and umbrella and beach resturant reasonably priced, lots of shade as well from palm trees etc. wind surfing and kite flying main attraction out in the bay provide easy entertainment, local shops provide teaching and rentals, snorkling better past the first low water area, but watch for current pulling into the open bay. Family beach, many locals but not over crowded mos tdays.

Visited December 2012
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