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“Beautiful!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Great Bay Beach

Great Bay Beach
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US$25.00*
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Great Bay Beach Day with Transportation
Ranked #5 of 53 things to do in Philipsburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

Gorgeous beach, lots of amenities and activities, lots of great shops and restaurants! Love it! A must for visitors from cruise ships or visiting the island for a week or more!

Visited June 2014
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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“Not sandy ...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

Not sandy - kind of like ground rock and seashells where we were. Further down on the public beach it was very very busy but the sand seemed more like sand there. Water is a beautiful turquoise colour.

Visited June 2014
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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“Extraordinaire”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

We absolutely loved staying on Great Bay. We took a boat tour around the entire island and when we compared other locations that we could have stayed at, we consistently would say, "That is gorgeous; Great Bay is superior still!" LOVED Great Bay.

Visited May 2014
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Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Bay Beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Beautiful but steep to get in and out. There is quite a drop off so you must be a swimmer to go in.
The sand is not fine, being made of ground up shells. It was finer closer to Philipsburg. It is beautiful though and we had a great time.

Visited May 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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“Convenient for Cruises but BUSY”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

This beach is extremely busy but convenient for cruisers. We took the water taxi from the cruise terminal to the beach. It was $7 per person round trip. Once you get to the other side, locals start harassing you to come to their section of the beach to rent a chair and umbrella. We ended up renting 2 chairs, umbrella, and wifi we could use from the restaurant for $15.

There wasn't a lot of sand but the view was awesome since the cruise ships were in sight. The water was clear and very calm. There are a lot of activities, such a jet skiing. However a lot of locals trying to sell products and give "free" massages. You are getting harassed almost every 5 minutes. I would only go to this beach again because it was convenient.

Visited May 2014
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