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Happy Bay - untouched beach on French St Martin

Amazingly, Happy Bay (French: Anse Heureuse) is still a rather unknown, almost undiscovered beach of St. Martin. This may have to do with the fact that the beach is not easily accessible. You have first to take a walk of 10-15 minutes up and down a footpath through the underbrush. The beach is also frequented by naturists, which is tolerated at this beach.Information for clothing optional beach goers
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appy Bay lies to the Northwest of the island, between Friars Bay and the Bay of Grand Case. And your walk would start at the last beach bar at Friar's Bay. Your effort to get there will be honored with viewing one of the most breathtaking beaches of the island.

This quiet beach is like a dream! It is the right spot for romantic beach lovers, for snorkelers, and also for people dropped-off for a couple of hours during a boat excursion.
Happy Bay beach St. Martin

Happy Bay Beach - the Caribbean dream comes true. Sand, palms, light breeze, ...
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Happy Bay is  accessible by walking a few minutes
Happy Bay is accessible by walking a few minutes


Happy Bay Beach St. Martin
Relax in the shadow of coconut palms


Happy Bay Photo Album
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Happy Bay beach
Happy Bay after Irma, photo credit to Annick Demion

Hurricane Irma: Impact on Happy Bay

The passage of Irma unfortunately partially destroyed the vegetation and the beautiful palm trees on Happy Bay. However, Happy Bay and the adjoining Friar's Bay were lucky to be the least damaged areas of St. Martin from Hurricane Irma!

Happy Bay Beach is as secluded as it was before. The palm trees, seagrape and the vegetation will grow back quickly in our tropical climate. Thus, please come back soon to visit and enjoy the beauty of this little paradise beach of St. Martin! As to the amount of sand, it will show in the next months how the effect of Irma looks like.
We'll keep you posted as soon as picture updates are available.

Deserted, intimate beach on French St Martin
Happy Bay Beach only somewhat busy on Sundays

Basically, there is no commercial activity on the beach. Although, a local guy sells some cool beverages and rents some loungers at some afternoons.

Happy Bay, one of the most breathtaking beaches of the island
Happy Bay Beach is absolutely worth visiting..

Towards the Southern end of Happy Bay
View toward the Southern end of Happy Bay

Park your car at Friar's Bay Beach Café and walk from there. Head along the coast in Northern direction. It's about 10 - 15 minutes. The path is not really steep, may be just up to about 100 ft above sea level and down again.

Happy Bay, one of the most breathtaking beaches of the island
Path to romantic Happy Bay
Once you are there, you will be taken by the beauty of this tropical, intimate bay, with gorgeous views, a beautiful white, sandy beach, and palm trees to provide shade. Take your snorkel gear with you! Happy Bay is one of the best snorkel spots of St. Martin-St. Maarten!

Happy Bay, the right spot for romantic beach lovers
One of the few beaches on the island
that provides natural shade of palm trees.
Bring your own trash bag with you, and take everything back from there. No cleaning provided at this natural beauty. Help to keep it a natural show piece!.

Dream Beach at Happy Bay
View from the terrace of Villa Canoua,
that has its own beach footpath leading down from the villa

The Northern end of Happy Bay Beach
Tranquility! View towards the Northern end

Gorgeous, intimate and secluded Happy Bay!
It's always quiet time at Happy Bay Beach
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Villa Canoua on Happy Bay

Although Happy Bay is frequented by people without swim wear, it is not an "official" clothing optional beach!


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Happy Bay

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Villa Canoua on Happy Bay. Our best rented villa on St. Martin! Book early!

Canoua - Book early!
There are only a few rental villas on Happy Bay, a purely residential, upscale villa community. Canoua is the best for one or two couples!
Villa Lucie

Villa Lucie at Happy Bay
Great views to Happy Bay and Friar's Bay!

Happy Bay to Friar's Bay

Google map excerpt from Happy Bay and Friars Bay area
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Villa Canoua on Happy Bay
Villa Dream in Blue

Dream in Blue overlooking Happy Bay
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Villa Happy Days

Villa Happy Days at Happy Bay - St. Martin
An exceptionally stylish and luxurious 3 bedroom villa above Happy Bay.
Villa Happy Blue

Villa Happy Blue at Happy Bay
Affordable 3 bed villa
Full view of Happy Bay
Villa Canoua

Villa Canoua at Happy Bay - St. Martin
Perfect vacation home on Happy Bay for 1-2 couples : Villa Canoua. View photo album of Villa Canoua!
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