Maho Beach is situated in St Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles. As of 2008, it is one of the few places in the world where one can view aircraft in their flightpath virtually just outside the end of the runway. Due to the extremely short runway, planes land as close to the beginning of the runway as possible. People are often blown from the beach into the water due to the intense jet blast. It's a windsurfers paradise.