Maho Beach, Saint Martin, West Indies

Maho Beach is a beach located in Saint Martin, in the Dutch part of the island, in the West Indies. It is world famous because it is very close Princess Juliana Airport from where thousands of tourists from all over the world meet day by day for the simple fact of seeing the planes pass over their heads and feel the sensation that this causes depending on the size of the aircraft. The track is really short (2180m) that is why this proximity to the ground is inevitable. The aircrafts that are ready for take-off are just a few meters from the beach and the reactors are in the direction of the bathers. Depending on the type of airplane, people on the beach may receive objects, stones, sand, violently thrown or they could be thrown into the water. You can see small aircraft even as Boeing 747 or Airbus A340. There are signs that indicate you are in an accident hazard area but there is no authority monitoring on the site. We find hotels, the famous Sunset Beach Bar and other restaurants and nightclubs near the beach.

Tips

In the Sunset Beach Bar & Grill you can find tables with flight schedules.

You have time to see the aircraft in the horizon to choose your position to make your photos or videos.

Take note that the beach is small and is always quite congested so bring just the necessary, there is no space to relax to sunbathe and of course this is not a place to relax.