Great Bay Beach, Philipsburg

#3 of 14 in Parks in Sint Maarten
Beach · Nature / Park
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. Make Great Bay Beach a centerpiece of your Philipsburg vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Philipsburg day trip planning website.
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  • The water here was the most memorable of the trip. It was absolutely beautiful! 😍 also the Dive Shop is right on the street by it.  more »
  • Most (American) tourists fresh of the boat will simply (and conveniently) love this beach. Yes, it does look great. But normally it's very crowdy and the watervery murky do to all the port and water.....  more »
  • Normally this stretch of beach and boardwalk would probably be slammed with cruise ship passengers however, since cruises aren't running, we basically had the beach to ourselves. Find Brian at the...  more »
  • Great place water warm
  • Nice beach but the chair vendors are very annoying. This was our fall back option when our boating excursion was cancelled due to high winds. About a mile walk from the cruise port.
  • Lovely beach, all kinds of people to rent chairs from with drinks included.
  • Beautiful beach but quite polluted, has been for years. St Martin Nature Foundation tests the water every couple of months and always reports it polluted. Then no one does a thing about it,locals won’t go near it.
  • Great beach at the port circled by stores, bars, and restaurants.

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