Great Bay Beach, Philipsburg

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Beach
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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  • It is a nice beach. I went there with 5 years old twins. Water was nice but goes very deep quickly. You have to watch the kids all the time. There are restaurants. You can find umbrellas easily. You c...  more »
  • This beach is shale, not sand. There are tons of bars and restaurants across the road. You can rent an umbrella and two chairs for $15.  more »
  • This is an absolutely gorgeous beach in the heart of the capital of Saint Maarten in Phillipsburg. I really loved it. The only problem is it's in a bit of a tourist trap her ear, but if you can tune i...  more »