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Favorite Beach #209154
11/15/2019 09:51 AM
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Since there are a lot of new people arriving, and there, what beach do you like to hang out at??

We are living through all the posts this last year. cool

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Re: Favorite Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #209167
11/15/2019 11:47 AM
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St Maarten
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Simpson Bay Beach and Grand Case


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Re: Favorite Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #209181
11/15/2019 01:13 PM
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Anse Marcel

Re: Favorite Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #209195
11/15/2019 02:16 PM
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Royersford, PA (30m NW of Phil...
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Orient - it's close to where we stay & we usually have friends there.


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Re: Favorite Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #209198
11/15/2019 02:24 PM
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Orient on the south end.

Re: Favorite Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #209203
11/15/2019 03:02 PM
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Happy Bay and Simpson Beach

Re: Favorite Beach [Re: bigbobthib] #209206
11/15/2019 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by bigbobthib
Happy Bay and Simpson Beach


Agree...and I would add Orient

Re: Favorite Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #209209
11/15/2019 04:18 PM
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Currently Mullet Bay until Simpson Bay gets straightened out.


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Re: Favorite Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #209211
11/15/2019 04:22 PM
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Simpson & Mullett

Re: Favorite Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #209214
11/15/2019 04:33 PM
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Vancouver, BC CANADA
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Friar's (Friar's Bay Beach Cafe), Mullett (Rosie's) & Maho (Driftwood)!


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Re: Favorite Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #209227
11/15/2019 08:18 PM
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Anse Marcel, hands down. After that, Grand Case, Friar's Bay, and Little Bay.


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Re: Favorite Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #209228
11/15/2019 08:22 PM
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Happy Bay and Orient

Re: Favorite Beach [Re: zeus1963] #209230
11/15/2019 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by zeus1963
Happy Bay and Orient


Ditto that

Re: Favorite Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #209235
11/15/2019 09:16 PM
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Plum , Anse Marcel or Mullet

Re: Favorite Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #209236
11/15/2019 09:31 PM
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TIE....Mullett and Orient.

Re: Favorite Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #209237
11/15/2019 09:34 PM
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Cupecoy, baie rouge, pinel (back side of the island) and orient. Haven’t trekked out to Petites Cayes since Irma, but it was a favorite.

Re: Favorite Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #209241
11/16/2019 04:50 AM
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Cincinnati area
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Orient, Happy, Cupecoy, Mullet, Maho.
Plum , Rouge, Long very nice, but no one goes there anymore?


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Re: Favorite Beach [Re: ruralcarrier] #209242
11/16/2019 05:16 AM
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Originally Posted by ruralcarrier
Currently Mullet Bay until Simpson Bay gets straightened out.


What's wrong with Simpson Bay JD?


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Re: Favorite Beach [Re: BillandElaine] #209244
11/16/2019 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by BillandElaine
Originally Posted by ruralcarrier
Currently Mullet Bay until Simpson Bay gets straightened out.


What's wrong with Simpson Bay JD?

Missing a lot of sand in areas with rock ledges exposed that are usually covered. Walking from Horny Toad towards the bridge, there are areas the water is up to the seawall and going the other way, Karakter had a big gully in front of the restaurant and a big drop off directly in front of the restaurant, leaving the stairs about 4' above the sand.
According to Debbie here at Horny Toad, one of the recent storms took about 6' of sand off the beach and exposed the rock ledges that are usually covered. Some pretty big wave action here most of the days since our arrival.


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Re: Favorite Beach [Re: ruralcarrier] #209249
11/16/2019 06:23 AM
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Swam at Boon yesterday and none of that to be found. Past few months it's been pretty rough, but sand came back finally.


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Re: Favorite Beach [Re: BillandElaine] #209250
11/16/2019 06:36 AM
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Good deal, Mary's Boon had a good beach the other day when I walked past.


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Re: Favorite Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #209252
11/16/2019 07:30 AM
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Orient Beach, as we stay there, and walk the entire beach every morning at sunrise, then get breakfast and hit the loungers for the day.



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Re: Favorite Beach [Re: Cincinnati_Kid] #209253
11/16/2019 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Cincinnati_Kid
Orient, Happy, Cupecoy, Mullet, Maho.
Plum , Rouge, Long very nice, but no one goes there anymore?


Which can make it nice...................................... groovin

Re: Favorite Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #209265
11/16/2019 01:04 PM
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Plum Bay has been one of our favorites for many years. Quiet, with plenty of sand and great views. Just be careful of the rocks that line the shore. It can be slippery going in. Bring your chairs and cooler. Copecoy is also great, providing they have sand to sit on! The water for swimming is very enjoyable. It feels like you’re in a giant pool. Danny (or Dany), makes great rum punches and inexpensive lunches. We also visit Mullet quite frequently. The thing to do is bring your own chairs and cooler and walk down to the other end of the beach. No crowds and you almost have all that room to yourself. All beaches are great in St Maarten. The only problem we saw with Baie Rouge (and that was a favorite of ours years ago) last March, was all the garbage everywhere. Not to mention dog owners not picking up after them. The obnoxious Bush Boys, well that’s another story. Hopefully that beach comes back so we can all enjoy it.

Re: Favorite Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #209266
11/16/2019 01:34 PM
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Yonkers, NY
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Simpson Bay & Orient

Re: Favorite Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #209270
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Mullet and Simpson Bay

Re: Favorite Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #209273
11/16/2019 05:01 PM
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I would say Orient, Dawn Beach, Guana Bay Beach and Gibbs Bay...


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Re: Favorite Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #209320
11/17/2019 11:30 AM
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It was fun to see all the different beaches mentioned here. thanks

Even though we LOVE staying on Simpson Bay, the water is usually too rough for me. drown

I love love the water at Mullet when it is calm--usually the bluest and you can see your feet it is so clear.
The food (Rosie's) and people watching is fun too! groovin

Re: Favorite Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #209330
11/17/2019 04:25 PM
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Lots of votes for Simpson Bay Beach, but I don’t see it on TripAdvisor. Where would be a good place to go with access to chairs and, optionally, a restaurant?

Re: Favorite Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #209332
11/17/2019 05:10 PM
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Mary's Boon


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Re: Favorite Beach [Re: Mouse] #209333
11/17/2019 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Mouse
Lots of votes for Simpson Bay Beach, but I don’t see it on TripAdvisor. Where would be a good place to go with access to chairs and, optionally, a restaurant?


There's Mary's Boon, Karacters, and El Zafaro all on Simpson Bay Beach.

Re: Favorite Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #209990
11/27/2019 10:35 AM
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Orient Beach!
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Re: Favorite Beach [Re: The_Lurker] #210121
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Happy Bay! Nekkid swimming... yay!


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