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Happy Bay Beach, Saint-Martin

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Enjoy the tranquil, secluded atmosphere of Happy Bay Beach. Somewhat difficult to access, the pristine beach very rarely sees crowds, and has no amenities except for the rare beverage vendor. After a short hike up a small hill, you'll arrive at the isolated stretch of soft white sand and warm blue waters. A popular spot for snorkeling, the beach also offers plenty of shade from the palm trees that line the shore. Note that swimwear is optional, and it is not out of the ordinary to see people bathing topless or completely nude. Use our Saint-Martin tourist route planner to visit Happy Bay Beach on your trip to Saint-Martin, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • There are three ways to get to this gem of a beach. First from Friars Bay beach up a 15 minute path that is a rocky walk up and down a hill at the end of the beach or from a road down a bit where you ...  more »
  • Definitely one of my faves!! Absolutely love it. Water was nice and clear, and it was not too crowded.  more »
  • Happy Bay Beach is small - maybe 2 or 300 yards. It is an interesting 20 minute walk from Friars Bay. There are iguanas, aloe plants and cactus along the way and then you come to the beach. It is acro...  more »