Where in the world can you sunbathe, swim, sip cocktails, and enjoy the thrilling view of an airplane as it comes in for a landing just a few feet over your head?  Maho Beach, located on the west side of the island of St. Maarten. The beach is literally just a few feet from Runway #10 at Princess Juliana International Airport and is a popular place for plane spotters for good reason.

If you plan on going, the best time to see the largest planes arrive (usually from Europe) is in the afternoon.  As they pass overhead, they’ll blow sand and anything that’s loose along the beach so bring some sunglasses.  A nearby bar shows the arrivals for the day, so you can optimize your sunbathing and plane spotting.

Maho Beach Plane Landing 1


Maho Beach Plane Landing 2


Maho Beach Plane Landing 3


Maho Beach Plane Landing Shadow


Here’s a video of a plane landing just above the beach…

Oh, and uh, be careful: Jet blast of departing and arriving aircraft can cause severe bodily harm resulting in extreme bodily harm and/or death…

Maho Beach Warning

…which could lead to something like this:

Girl who didn't watch out for jet blast on Maho Beach

Source: http://mashable.com/2015/03/14/maho-beach-airport-planes/