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 .
Tours to Great Bay Beach
The Original Eco Tour - Full day around the Island of Sint Maarten / St Martin BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $129
Duration: 8 hours
4-Hour Guided Island Tour Dutch/French Highlights by Quad ATV - from Ph'burg BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $100
Duration: 4 hours
Private St Maarten Island Sightseeing Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $400
Duration: 5 hours
Great Bay Beach Reviews
We dropped by here via island group tour snd the beach is amazing, white sand and all, we were told that during peak season lots of water sports going on here, were only here for short period of time ... more »
Huge beach with more than enough facilities available along the beach.With the cruise ships in the background.If you walk the beach you will see many different deals that include chairs with umbrella ... 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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