Great Bay Beach, Philipsburg

4.1
#2 of 14 in Parks in Sint Maarten
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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  • August 15, 2017
    Beautiful beach facing the cruise boat. There is world because this beach and shops just based on cruise lines. Nautical activities.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Staying at hotel on this beach. It is a good spot for people watching and chilling in the pretty surf. There is plenty of activities to take advantage of. Walking along the broadwalk you will find man...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    We stayed in a hotel on Great bay beach and had therefore a free daybed so that was ideal. If the cruise ships Moor than there is very busy and otherwise very quiet, is really no middle ground in. Now you have good deals at the beach bars for $15 a day bed, 4 drinks, use of outdoor shower and toilet. Beautiful white beach and blue water. You can rent jet skis. Enough places to eat and you can also easily discover frontstreet etc. If you also want to go shopping. Easy to reach by taxi or bus, with car hire you need a street or 6 walk I think, due to closure of roads because of hustle and bustle of the cruise ships.
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