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Cupecoy Bay / Beach

St Maarten-St Martin
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Sunbathing
Owner description: If you're looking for a beach that's quiet but not totally secluded, Cupecoy is a good choice. Its...
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Sunbathing
Owner description: If you're looking for a beach that's quiet but not totally secluded, Cupecoy is a good choice. Its white sands are backed by low sandstone cliffs that have been eroded in such a way that they provide a run of small semiprivate coves.
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Very nice secluded beach. It is very rocky but there are areas with sand. Bring your own drinks and water as there is nothing at the beach to eat or drink. You can part across the street from the new mall. Be very careful walking on the rocks. I recommend wearing a good pair of tennis shoes to prevent injury.

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Saint Louis
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Discovered this beach while seeking the sunset. From cliffs above the view is lovely and there are trails around a wild area above the water as well as steep stairs down to a rocky cove. Great spot to watch the sun set. Photos are taken from across the road from the Blue Mall.

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Albany
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We visited two of the Cupecoy beaches in front of the mall area. It was easy to walk to down the various paths and there were few people there. The waves were more intense so my 6 year old could not swim there and her older sister had to be careful to stay close to shore. I think it would... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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256 reviews 256 reviews
67 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Beautiful beach with lots of Rick coves and beautiful photo ops. Parts of it are a nude beach so be forewarned or you can be in for a surprise! And they're not sports illustrated supermodels!

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Enola, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We came here hoping to do a little "scuba diving" ( just the simple mask and flippers) since there was a symbol for it on the map. We arrived and the beach was VERY small, it was really windy, and the surf was pretty rough. Plus you couldn't see very much in the water, so you couldn't scuba dive. The... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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143 reviews 143 reviews
62 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Tell Danny we said hi - this is the best beach on the island. Especially if you want to be out of the crowds. For $15 you can pretty much enjoy the beach chairs and peace and quiet with just a few other people. Danny keeps the drinks coming and it is a wonderful place. SSSHHHHHHH don't share the location... More 

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

If you can grab a section of beach toward the end of the day, you can experience solitude and peacefulness. We were able to get a quiet little cove and hang out for a couple of hours alone. It was super nice.

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North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I have mixed feelings about this set of beaches...I think there are technically three one with a very narrow set of stairs down to a small beach what wasn't swim able and that had nude sunbathers on the small beach, the second we were dissuaded from visiting, the third was very pretty but only rocks really. The caves there were... More 

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Bend, OR
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Cupecoy is a hidden gem tucked over the cliffs. Cupecoy is essentially multiple beaches, separated by rocky patches in between. The southern beaches are accessible just past the Sapphire Beach Club and Resort. While we didn't go to this part of the beach, we were told that they are a little more secluded and can be harder to get to.... More 

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Enfield, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This beach is wonderful! It is off the beaten path a bit and right up against some scenic cliffs. Make sure you go see Danny at his small hut. He will go out in the ocean with his spear gun and catch you fresh fish and cook it up for you and bring it right to your towel. I ate... More 

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