Great Bay Beach, Philipsburg

#3 of 14 in Parks in Sint Maarten
Must see · 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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  • The sand is kept in good condition with very little litter. In the 2 weeks we were there the sea was very calm with no big waves, there is however a quick fall-off which can be awkward to navigate...  more »
  • This beach is long and walkable. There are several hotels, bars and restaurants where you can rent lounge chairs. The parts closest to the cruise ship terminals will be busiest on the days when...  more »
  • 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.

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