Princess Juliana Airport is right off the shore of Sint Marteen. With international flights flying right over head of beach goers at Maho Beach. Princess Juliana is a public airport with many flights coming in everyday. Aircraft range from commercial airliners to Cessnas. In the photos below you can really understand just how close the planes get to this little beach.
A birds eye view of the airport, you can see the beach on the left side.
The beach is extremely short, with only about 60 yards between the landing strip and water.
Beach goers are warned of the dangerous events that planes may cause.
Aircraft of many sizes land at Princess Juliana.
The water gets cold instantly with the plane’s shadow.
If you visit Maho beach, bring a camera!