The Dutch side offers one clothing optional beach, Cupecoy, which seems to be frequented by locals just hanging around. The very small beach is frequently eroded by storms, rests beneath small cliffs from which locals appear to view sunbathers below - a fairly uncomfortable situation.
The French side offers the usually crowded Orient Beach where nearly everyone on the southern end is nude, no cameras allowed and everyone seems extraordinarily comfortable. Visit the bar when the bell is rung around 2 PM for 2-for-1 drinks.
Happy Bay Beach, for us, was really quite nice. No crowds, clothing optional, all ages. The path to the beach is just that - a path. It's easy to follow, does take about 10 minutes to get to the beach and is rocky, but not difficult. As others have stated, there are no facilities except a picnic shelter. A single vendor may be on-site to sell beer or food, if you don't wait until the end of the day to purchase!
Depending on the day of your visit, you may see Captain Alan's clothing optional tour guests taking their mud bath in the early afternoon. You may also see a children's birthday party nearby - quite a contrast which seems to bother no one.
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