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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Great bay beach, è la spiaggia sulla Front street di Philpsburg, capitale di Sint Marteen (olandese).Mare dai colori turquesi, spiaggia bianca sia attrezzata che non, lunghissima promenade lungomare c... more »Great Bay Beach, is the beach on the Front Street of Philpsburg, capital of Sint Marteen (Dutch). Sea in the colours Turquesi, White beach both equipped and not, long promenade promenade with small restaurants, bars, shops. Excellent Ponch rum, cocktails and beers. In many bars with 10 dollars they give six beers or five beers and two Ponch rum. If you love the bike, as they are Dutch, at the port there is a service of rent a bike with guide, if you want, you can take advantage to turn the small capital.
We stopped here on a cruise and, after having gone to the other side of the island last time, we didn't want to contend with traffic to go to a beach not close to the port (it took us almost 2 hours t... more »
Beautiful beach that’s very close to the cruise ship port. A water taxi will take you over, where you can wander shops and spend time in the water. More of our tourist trap type beach with lots of vendors than other places farther in on the island. Grab some beers and head for the water and you’ll have a nice time.
Pretty nice beach. It drops off quickly, but only down to ~4ft. The waves can get a little strong due to the boats and jet-skis.
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