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Dawn Beach

Dutch side of the Island, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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Ranked #6 of 13 attractions in Philipsburg
Type: Beaches
Description: A popular tourist beach on the island's east coast.
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Winnipeg
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Dawn Beach is a fairly average beach compared to others on the islands. It's water has a fair bit of seaweed in it because of large beds off shore. I'd recommend traveling up to Orient Beach instead if you really want a great day on the beach. If you're nearby, though, it's good enough for a quick swim.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Love the Dawn Beach area. We've stayed in many villas in the area. Nice clean and safe beach. Great place to enjoy a sunrise!

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My favourite beach on the island by far! It's quiet, beautiful views, and waves! Not quite big enough to surf, but pretty darn close!

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Miami, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We were staying at a hotel up the street from Dawn Beach. The water is clear, you can see the bottom. White sand. We could see school of fish swimming by us. Nice long stretch of beach. I visited in April and the water was not very warm but warm enough. There were sun loungers and you can get servers... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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99 reviews 99 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

This is a pretty beach but construction has caused the shoreline to change It can be a very rough beach

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Out of all the beaches on St. Martin, this is my favorite. It is beautiful. Great snorkeling area also. It is not overcrowded. There is a beach bar near for drinks and food. There is also a local dog that swims in the ocean and plays with the children. Great Beach!!!

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Beautiful water, powder sand, just gorgeous! We just love this beach! Lots of activities, or do nothing but relax!

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Portsmouth Hampshire UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Great snorkling reefs within one hundred yards off the shoreline with plenty of fish to see , we enjoyed many a day on the sunbeds at Dawn Beach.

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Peterborough, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

A nice quiet beach with access to restaurants. Daniel's by the sea super tasty food and very friendly staff.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We dislike the fact that you are stopped by people who are trying to get you into time share. We can guarantee you that time share is good when people commit to what is promised and if your maintenance fee is used wisely. Otherwise you will be lead into a illusion and lie.

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