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Happy Bay
      #1734723 - 06/06/17 09:22 PM (

We've gone to Happy Bay on many occasions, but always with at least one other couple. This year next week we are staying on the French side and hoping to go To Happy Bay via the entrance closer to Gran Case. Does anyone have any information about gaining access from there, and as to whether it is a safe route for just one couple?

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Re: Happy Bay [Re: swimmers]
      #1735492 - 06/15/17 12:21 PM (

Yes, take the road in nearest to Grand Case and take the only left
in just a little ways from the main road. Follow that to the end by Friar's Bay Beach Cafe, park there and facing the water, to your right is the path that will take you to the very private Happy Bay Beach. It is definitely safe for a couple to go alone. If you take the road to Friar's Bay closest to Marigot you have to park, then walk the length of Friar's Bay Beach to get to the path over to Happy Bay.

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Re: Happy Bay [Re: Kdavi7]
      #1735495 - 06/15/17 12:43 PM (


I may be mistaken but I think the OP is asking for directions to the actual closed road into Happy Bay.

The left turn to the FBBC entrance is a long ride down a crummy road to a private parking area intended for FBBC patrons and not a Happy Bay parking area. People do it but...... we have seen FBBC employees chastising people for parking there and NOT staying and/or eating and beaching at FBBC.

The directions you're giving are a lot longer than parking along the road near the gate on the main road just after the left you mentioned and walking the road/path into HB.

Safe or not for a single couple? I have heard stories but have no recent up-dates. The only thing we ever encountered were some big cows?



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Edited by pat (06/15/17 01:04 PM)

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