Maho Bay is a long beautiful, white sand beach. It is close to the road so access is easy, however roadside parking is limited. Boaters often frequent Maho on weekends. The bay is calm and sheltered. Seagrass beds in this shallow bay provide food for green sea turtles, which are seen often in the early morning and late afternoons. The water is relatively shallow and deepens gradually making it great for children. Maho Bay is often sparsely populated on weekdays so finding a quiet spot for yourself is easy.
- Parking Available
- National Park
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We saw tons of small fish swimming in schools and periodically the little fish would all start jumping out of the water together, obviously trying to escape being eaten by something bigger. This was a bit scary for 5 seconds and then cool as heck!! My kids were screaming with excitement! The seagulls would also dive down to catch a jumping fish (those poor guys were doomed above and below water!!) so it was chaos and everyone relished the moment.
We also saw one small stingray going about his business along the bottom of the water. Awesome memories!
Beach is large and not too crowded. We took a taxi so can't really speak to parking.
The powder sand beaches are soft on your feet--no coral or urchins in the swimming area.
The beach area is long, not wide, so get there early to nab a good spot.
We went last spring with our teenaged kids and all four of us played in the water for three hours, just swimming and surfing the waves.