0.8 Miles / 1.3 km
Time to Hike:
~24 minutes
Surface Type:
Friar's Bay - Saint Martin
18.094201, -63.07416
September 08, 2019
September 09, 2019
89 '

Total Change
157 '

153 '


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.

  1. Parking

    18.094201, -63.07416
  2. Main Trailhead

    18.094481, -63.07406
  3. Happy Bay Beach

    18.098998, -63.073892
    Happy Bay Beach
  4. End of the trail at Happy Bay

    18.098848, -63.073907
    End of the trail at Happy Bay
  5. Views along the way!

    18.095852, -63.074137
    Views along the way!
  6. Entrance to the trail on Friar's bay

    18.09444, -63.074112
    Entrance to the trail on Friar's bay
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0.8 miles / 1.3 km
Trail added
September 08, 2019
Hiked on
September 08, 2019
Updated on
September 09, 2019

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