The Friar's Bay to Happy Bay Trail in Saint Martin (French side) is an easy 0.8-mile out-and-back trail that leads visitors to Happy Bay Beach along a beautiful beach-side trail.
Happy Bay Beach is accessible by taking this short trail at the far end of Friar's Bay Beach, which is approximately 0.4-miles long one-way. Happy Bay beach is a beautiful stretch of sand with rocks at one end and is well-worth the short hike in.
The trail takes visitors along the water with excellent vistas and lookout points. The trail itself is well-traveled and easy to follow, but still lightly trafficked. There's a little bit of elevation gain, but it's all easy walking. You can hike this trail in flip flops but might feel a little better with proper footwear.
Keep an eye out for iguana that hangout along the trail!
As of August 2019 Friar's Bay has two restaurants on it while Happy Bay has just one small drink stand.