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jkovick
11-07-2003, 12:36 PM
I think I read in Passporter that you could walk to the beach from the ship in St. Martin. Anyone done this? How far is it? Thanks!

Lloyd Dobler
11-07-2003, 01:07 PM
It's a pretty long walk, if they're talking about walking to Great Bay Beach, which would seem to me to be the closest one to the ship. It's about a 10 minute cab ride, so maybe a half-hour walk. Maybe I just remember it being further than it actually is. I do know it's never occurred to me to walk, and I walk everywhere.

They easiest way, in my opinion, is to take the water taxi. It's $5 for the day for unlimited trips. It leaves from the foot of the cruise ship pier and will drop you off right at the beach.

jrabbit
11-07-2003, 03:13 PM
We've walked it. It seems like it took us about 15-20 minutes to get to down town and the beach there.

Dave_from_Marietta
11-07-2003, 05:21 PM
Yes, you could walk to Great Bay Beach, but you may find it worth your while to take the water taxi from the dock to downtown. It only costs $5 for unlimited trips back and forth (through 6pm) and there's no charge for kids under a certain age.

I have a marked up aerial photo of the Great Bay Port area which should give you an idea as to distances...

www.dcltribute.com/faq/philipsburg.htm

geffric
11-07-2003, 05:26 PM
We walked it and had our two kids who were 9 and 7 at the time. No problem, it was a nice walk.