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Address: St. Maarten-St. Martin
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If you're looking for a beach that's quiet but not totally secluded,...

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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Can be beautiful or very rough

This beach changes by the day. One day calm Ned sandy the next rough. It is right now not overly sandy and the waves are too strong for most to swim in which means your sitting in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
sunsandlover77
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toronto

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toronto
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53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This beach changes by the day. One day calm Ned sandy the next rough. It is right now not overly sandy and the waves are too strong for most to swim in which means your sitting in the tidal pools to keep cool. But there is always drinks to be purchased from Danny's beach bar. This is not an easy... More 

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Saint-Martin, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cupecoy beach and Danys beach bar are a great place to get "islandy". The beach changes daily - the sand rolls in and rolls back out so every day is a different day - stop down at Shore Point ( white condos with blue roofs right in the beach ) and ask Dany where the sand is today. While you... More 

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Thank debbyfrench
New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cupecoy Becah is amazing. It is a tropical paradise tucked in between 2 cliffs. his beach is a must for anybody traveling to St. Maarten

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Thank TJA1212
Wellesley, Canada
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148 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cupecoy Beach is a relatively small stretch of beach, but it is a great spot to enjoy the sun in a quiet peaceful atmosphere. You do need to walk in from the parking lot, unless you want to pay the guy $5 to park closer to the beach. Either way, you do need to walk down the coral to access... More 

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Thank h20andsunlovers
Ohio
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went at around 9:30 am. It is not well marked so we ended up at La Samanna's gate and asked for directions. We drove back and parked right in front of Blue Mall and took the pedestrian path to the beach. Again markings are sparse. We got to the top of a bluff overlooking the beach. It was deserted... More 

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Thank Edwin P
East Patchogue, New York
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For two weeks in January there were no beaches because of rough water. Been going there for 20 years, and at least there is one beach much of the time.

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Thank Julius W
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We love to watch the sunsets and sunrises around the world and will drive far and wide around an island to find the "perfect sunset". We arrived at Cupecoy Bay Beach around 4:30pm and parked near the Blue Mall, although we later saw that there was more parking closer to the beach. There are small paths that lead you to... More 

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Thank Saminish
Port Perry, Canada
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84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This beach at one end is clothing optional so be aware that this is the case. It is worth the walk from Maho to see the beautiful cliffs and rock formations. The sand is fine and the water is calmer than at Maho beach.

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Somerset, New Jersey
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72 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Hardly a 10 minute walk from Maho this beach is accessible easily by cheap public transportation. Beautiful and not commercialized offers a spectacular view of sunsets. The adjacent golf course is a favorite for morning joggers. Flanked by casinos on either end the place offers plenty of evening entertainment as well as shopping around Maho. Rhine road has several eateries... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We read a lot about Cupecoy, and it mostly lives up to the hype. The sandstone cliffs are gorgeous, and the view of the sunset is amazing. However bear in mind that as a natural beach with constantly shifting sands, you never know what Cupecoy will look like from day to day. The day we visited, there was very little... More 

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