Friars Bay Beach in St. Martin
Friars Bay beach is situated on the French side of St. Maarten / St. Martin.
The sand at this beach is of thicker grain. Snorkeling is interesting in Friars Bay, especially as you work your way along the rocks.
There are two beach restaurants cooking up all kinds of grilled food specialties and serving cocktails and beers all day even after the setting sun.
On the far end of the beach, there is a trail that leads you on a ten minute walk through bushes to a very secluded beach called Happy Bay. The best is to ask for advice from the locals or the restaurants on how to find Happy bay.
There is plenty of parking behind the beach.