Great Bay Beach, Philipsburg

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#2 of 14 in Parks in Sint Maarten
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Walking distance from the heart of the city, Great Bay Beach serves as a mile long stretch of white sand that runs along the waterfront promenade. Take a break from shopping or sightseeing, and relax on one of the longest beaches in St. Maarten. Lined with bars and restaurants, the beach offers numerous places for hanging out and watching the ships arrive. Cool off and take a dip in the calm water, or walk along the boardwalk to take in the ocean view. Plan your visit to Great Bay Beach and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Philipsburg trip generator.
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  • We spent a day at the Sonesta Great Bay resort since we had an all inclusive access with our Sonest Ocean Point stay. It was a lot of fun. Great resort with swim up bar, beautiful beach.  more »
  • Enjoy a lunch along the boardwalk with a swim in crystal clear, warm Great Bay within sight of your cruise ship.  more »
  • Watch the cruise ships, set ski, swim and play on the water trampolines. You can shop and eat and people watch all day. Perfect beach days...........  more »

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