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Happy Bay Beach

Between Friars Bay and the Bay of Grand Case, St Martin / St Maarten
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  • Average8%
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Between Friars Bay and the Bay of Grand Case, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

fantastic lovely nude beach - quite a hike tho. lovely lovely. No food no bathroom no nothing but perfect

1  Thank TomTumok
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

On the French side, this beautiful beach with a sometimes strong wave pattern is so much fun. Let the waves roll you in or snorkel along the cliffs to the left. Some shade to be had under the trees so get there kind of early....More

Thank Sara J
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful beach with fine white sand, clear blue waters with minimal waves. We went with some friends and each found a tree to relax under for protection from the sun. We were naked and saw about a 7-8 other couples naked as well. There is...More

3  Thank Christopher Z
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We parked at Friars Beach parking lot and walked through the bushes to this lovely beach. It is a bit secluded and therefore not crowded. Remember to bring water/beer as nothing is for sale nearby. The only negative on our day was a local guy...More

1  Thank ovelaur
Reviewed 15 July 2017

It's a short walk from Friars Beach through woods teeming with iguanas. Easy to do in flip-flops. Only a few other people on the beach, so easy to find a shady palm to sit under. There was someone selling Carib beer from a little stand,...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Warm water, sandy beach, no waves or current to worry about, and two beach bars serving burgers and sandwiches and most of your favourite beers and mixed drinks. However, many families had brought a picnic basket and/or a cooler with drinks, and nobody seemed to...More

Thank CdnBondGuy
Reviewed 12 July 2017

beautiful wild beach with white sand of the cosy bay. very quiet and remote. tranquillity and excitement is guaranteed

Thank Aurika K
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The effort to get to Happy Bay Beach was well worth it. The beach is beautiful, and there were no crowds, just swaying palms, soft sand and the sound of the waves.

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Its a bit hard to find. you get to the parking lot at the main beach.. park there go into the sand.. make a hard right into what looks like the jungle... its NOT too bad of a hike.. the path is already marked.. just...More

Thank MrsVee P
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We were on the island for two weeks and we explored the most of the beaches. This one was our very favorite. It is quiet beach with clear blue waters. There are also some shadows under bushes/trees where can you relax even with burnt skin,...More

1  Thank Filip H
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16 April 2017|
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Response from Northerngal0922 | Reviewed this property |
Great beach for newbies!!!! Not the weekend as locals tend to gather but during the week would be great.
Cheryl M
16 March 2017|
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Response from Jessica O | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It wasn't clear to us exactly what was being built or how extensive it was going to be - only that the pace seemed unhurried.
19 February 2017|
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Response from nudisttwo626262 |
Yes ask Danny at the snack shack he a few for rent.