Friar's Bay, Saint-Martin

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Relax on Friar's Bay, a small St. Martin beach with calm, clear water. Also called "Cove of the Fathers," the beach remains generally tranquil, with most people visiting only on weekends. Sunbathe on the soft white sand and swim (or snorkel) in the water, where the gentle waves are suitable even for small children. Refresh in one of the beach bars lining the shore, rest in the shade of palm trees, or collect the numerous seashells scattered across the sand. Plan to visit Friar's Bay and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Rambaud attractions using our Rambaud trip planner.
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  • Took a bit to find as the signs were hard to see and the road full of pot holes, but well worth the trip. There are two places that have food and drink and rent chairs and umbrellas. Nice and quiet...  more »
  • It is a bit rough driving there but is so worth it!! The beach is beautiful and I love to walk it. There are chairs and umbrellas to rent at a very fair price and is cheaper if you order lunch...  more »
  • I thought this beach was beautiful. It was a little of a rough ride getting there but it was short and nice to drive right up. Soft sand and great calm water. It was nice to have a restaurant right...  more »
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  • One of the best place of the ISLAND
  • Always fantastic as usual
  • This beach is OPEN! Just visited this beach. Yes, there is remaining storm damage, but it is still beautiful. We went March 2018 and found that we had a private beach day! There were two other families on the beach. The restaurant that sits on the beach is OPEN and ready to serve you. Go visit them and support them in their recovery! There are beach chairs for rent ($6 ea). The sand on the beach is still being replenished so it's not perfectly even terrain but that was OK by us. There are some rocks on the beach. Again, we were not bothered by this as we all always wear water shoes. The water was FABULOUS; very clean, very clear, and refreshing. There was a sandbar with a 6-8in drop with lots of little shells, but beyond the drop the bottom of the bay was perfectly smooth, flat and shell/rock free. The exception to this was if you swam far out with a snorkel there were large beautiful conch shells. The water itself was calm once you got past the sandbar. This was perfect for me as I was on crutches and basically could only float.
  • Amazing beach, very pleasant people and food to remember . I had smile on my face all day.
  • My favorite place on the island. I recommend the Friar's bay beach Café!
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