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Old May 19th, 2005, 12:03 PM
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Default St. Martin Beaches

What beach on the French side has white sand, crystal blue warm water and very little undertow? I don't care if it is a clothing optional beach or not. I am more interested in finding the best beach that has the qualities mentioned above.


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Old May 19th, 2005, 01:01 PM
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Default Re: St. Martin Beaches

Orient beach would likely fit your bill. Dawn beach is also extremely pretty BUT can get significant undertow depending on how the wind is blowing. Orient beach occasionally gets big waves but I have never experienced an underrtow or bad shore break.
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Default Re: Re: St. Martin Beaches

Anyone know approximate cab fare from pier to Orient Beach? I had been thinking about renting a Jeep for the day, but now think it might be better just to take a cab to the beach, spend the day there, then get a cab back in the afternoon.

Any ideas????
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Default Re: Re: Re: St. Martin Beaches

I was there in January and I think it was 6 dollars a person. There were plenty of cabs at the pier and at the beach to return.
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Default Re: Re: Re: Re: St. Martin Beaches

When I was last there and took a taxi from the cruiseship dock to Orient beach, it was $5 per person if you shared a taxi van or $18 for your own taxi. BTW it is very easy to get return taxis from Orient Beach.
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