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Happy Bay Beach, Saint-Martin

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
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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  • Parking at Friar's bay at the back of the beach, then a quarter of an hour's walk trail. On arrival we are 6 on the beach, beautiful corners of shade, water is translucent. However we have not seen fish despite masks and snorkels. Actually a little later in the morning parade of small boats which disembark their passengers on a temporary basis since there is no restaurant, so much the better!
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  • All the way from Friar's bay there was an absolutely horrible smell of manure - it is hard to believe that cows are the only reason, can it be that something is wrong with sewage treatment on this isl...  read more »
  • Don't want to say too much cause we don't want to spoil the secret! It's a wonderful spot that's secluded but you have to take a short hike to get there. Bring a cooler, a blanket, and some sandwiches...  read more »
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