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Happy Bay Beach, Saint-Martin
(4.3/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This beach is a little hidden, requiring a short walk on dirt, but without difficulties. When we were on the way, we met a couple who told us that it was the best place on the island. It was hard to believe as soon as we heard, there are the hundreds of stunning beaches in St. Martin/St. Marteen. However, getting there, don't we disagree. The beach is small, with several shadows of trees and absolutely beautiful. Just love the beach.
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  • Happy Bay is a beach very appreciated by the inhabitants of the French side of the island, only accessible by sea or walking a good I trecho. We went on a week day evening and there were very few people. There are no services is a "Virgin" beach. Highly recommended.
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  • Had 2 lovely days out in St Maarten,when on 2 cruises.Lovely sandy beach across the road from shops and bars,so easy to get a beer if you needed it.Some lovely jeweller shops as well.Really easy to wa...  more »