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“Great Family Beach”
Review of Le Galion Beach

Le Galion Beach
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Owner description: A horseshoe shaped beach known for its kid friendly atmosphere.
Reviewed March 23, 2013

No surprises here. The beach, with a long stretch of shallow water, is great for kids and families. Lots of small fish and minnows in the shallow water for the kids to chase, and the swimming decks are well positioned and a lot of fun. Staff at the local beach bar/restaurant were extremely friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed March 21, 2013

We ported at 0730 on the Allure and took a water cab to Phillipsburg but we should have just taken the taxi straight to Le Galion. After a little store browsing, we got a cab from the town. It cost $32 for cab to Le Galion, and the driver was very nice. Overall, it was a very nice beach that was awesome for the kids since it has shallow water and is protected from large waves. The restaurant on the beach was very nice and the food was lovely. The restaurant also rented nice beach chairs with umbrellas. Bring a towel because none are available for renting. The restaurant has ice cream, drinks, food, etc. and they let you run a tab. They have a restroom to use as well and free wifi. We also took out their little paddle board for a bit. Overall, it was really great! Asked the taxi driver to come back at 2pm and he was there.

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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.

3  Thank Bocephus99
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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.

Thank Karen D
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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!

1  Thank Amy B
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