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Knip Bay

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Ranked #8 of 69 attractions in Curacao
Type: Bodies of Water
Description: Inlet on the less-developed western side of the island.
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Chicago, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This beach is one of the prettiest beaches I have ever seen and there are two places where you can overlook the entire beach. This is a great photo op but as for a beach you would spend a whole day at, I would not recommend it. There are a few picnic tables but they get taken by locals quickly.... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The beach is littered with cigarette buds. There are no beach chairs, picknick-tables yes. Nice view, though. Snorkeling is really good. No other facilities available. We did not stay long here.

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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is what you come to Curacao for. Turquoise waters and white sand. Limited amenities (ie: chair rental and small food area) - but if you just want a simply beautiful, natural beach - this is it.

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Willemstad, Curacao
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

When you drive up you are in a aaah. So blue is this water. And the beautiful white beach invites you to come and enjoy. Snorkeling is great in this clear sea. Only thing is. You can't reach this beach without a car. It's a 2 mile walk from the main road where the local bus stops. For lunch there... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I went on a snorkel trip by boat with one of the diving companies (Go west - Westpunt), and the snorkelling in front of this beach was great!

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
46 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

A shame that the weather was cloudy, and the area was completely dried up - for pictures that is. The beach remains a beauty with crystal clear waters. I did not have a chance to bathe here, we had only stopped for pictures.

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Stittsville, Ontario
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84 reviews 84 reviews
22 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

On a recent trip to the Westpunt area of Curacao, my husband and I stopped for a look at Knip Bay, Playa Kenepa Grandi (found some of the signage confusing and were often not entirely sure what beach we were at!). At any rate, we are avid snorkelers, and had read in some literature at our townhome that this was... More

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Limassol, Cyprus
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

You need a car to get here, or an expensive taxi ride both ways. Well worth a visit, even on a Yellow Adventures Day Tour. Wild beauty on this west end of the island, a small perfectly yellow sanded beach in a delightful cove. Green cover all round in March with the rains, with cactuses, lizards, birds, butterflies and stunning... More

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Edmonton, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Nice little beach. Free to get into but need to pay for use of bathroom. Limited chairs ... charge for chairs (but this was usual for any of the beaches we went to.) Best to bring your own food and drinks. We went during the week and early in the day, not much available to eat and drink. Lovely beach... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This is a beautifull beach that get crowned on weekend. Go early morning or afther 4. Bring a cooler and a some food. Relax ,swim in beautifull blue sea. Jump from the rock and enjoy .play soccer, you know just do the fun sea things.

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