Great Bay Beach, Philipsburg

4.3
#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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  • Great bay beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the dutch side.you eill find lots of Tourists hussling in and out of the many Restaurants and bars Situated there.Layback is my favourite for...  more »
  • Pretty close to the cruise port so it only took about 15 minutes for my wife I to walk from our cruise ship to this amazing picture postcard beach. It really is a tropical wonder and the golden sand.....  more »
  • From the cruise terminal you can walk or catch a water taxi, water taxi much more fun for $7 return each. Boat staff friendly and funny and play loud music and expect to be tipped! The beach is a...  more »
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  • 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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