Great Bay Beach, Philipsburg
(4.1/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Philipsburg itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Philipsburg

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Philipsburg by other users

15 days in St. Maarten-St. Martin BY A USER FROM CANADA December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Caribbean & South America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, relaxing, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Caribbean BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in Caribbean BY A USER FROM DENMARK January, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in St. Maarten-St. Martin BY A USER FROM TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Sint Maarten BY A USER FROM TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Caribbean BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Caribbean BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, relaxing, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Caribbean BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND April, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: April, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Caribbean BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: January, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Caribbean BY A USER FROM QATAR July, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: July, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in United States & Caribbean BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Spent the day at Great Bay Beach after our excursion was cancelled due to rough seas. Rented two chairs and and umbrella from AJ for $25 us...right off the pier. Safe, sunny, warm, relaxing. Can walk ...  more »
  • This place has a great location for cruisers who due to time will still have a great beach to relax at. The Beach or chair people are extremely pushy but once u get a spot the beach itself is beautifu...  more »
  • We love this beach, fabulous clear blue water and beautiful white sand! Not too crowded, kid friendly although we went without our children but wasn't over crowded with screaming kids!