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Knip Bay

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Ranked #8 of 70 Attractions in Curacao
Type: Bodies of Water
Description: Inlet on the less-developed western side of the island.
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Espoo, Finland
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

A gorgeous beach with lots of locals. We visited off season so the toilets and restaurant weren't in use. The colour of the water is amazing and the beach is good for swimming. It also has a lot of shades.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The water is the true Curacao blue... Like the booze! The beach is off of the beaten path but we worth a trip for the day to a beautiful place. Even if just on a drive back from west punt it is worth a stop for a few photos from the parking lot. Looks like a island calendar!

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Lynnwood, Washington
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Gorgeous beach, an absolute must see in Curacao! No entry fee, very clean sandy beach and nice people.

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Chicago, Illinois
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
46 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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