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“Beautiful Beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cupecoy Bay / Beach

Cupecoy Bay / Beach
St Maarten-St Martin
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Sunbathing
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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.
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This beach is absolutely beautiful but you better be ready to take off the swimsuit or clothes you are wearing. My wife and I went to see this beach and found it filled with about 40 people, all fully naked, all playing games on the beach. It was uncomfortable to say the least when we did not intend to go naked. The ads for this beach say secluded and clothing optional but there did not seem to be an option. We saw no one with clothes or swimsuits on. Maybe it was just the day we were there, maybe not. Most of the beach goers should not have been naked or even topless, but that is normal for the islands.

Visited February 2013
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Kernersville, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Crashing Waves At Cupecoy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Stopped at the "baby" part of this beach because we were staying close by in Maho...and there was NO ONE on the beach! Great place to watch a sunset without a crowd of folks at one of the usual places.

The beach is always a question mark because of the changing sands: sometimes there, sometimes not. There was enough sand this trip to actually climb out on the rock croppings under Ocean Club Villas and get some great shots of the crashing waves!

Visited July 2012
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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Not For The Clothed Bather”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

We ventured from Orient Bay where we had no problem with the clothing optional bathing to seek out a quiet, interesting beach our friends visited on their Honeymoon years ago. But it was very disappointing. All the land has been cleared leaving no trees. There is a staircase taking you to a very small beach where almost everyone is naked. And not good naked if you know what I mean. There are a few chairs to rent that are inches apart and no food, drink, or toilet facilities. We departed quickly and found Mullet Bay Beach to be just wonderfull. Take my advise, head to Mullet Bay first.

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London, Ontario
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24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great Beach across from the Blue Mall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I really liked this beach, very comfortable beach with great sun. I would return to this beach. Be aware though, that depending on the tides, there may not be a beach when you arrive. Both times I went, there was a beach area to sit, and it was very nice. This is a clothing optional beach. First set of stairs is primarily open to everyone, the second set of stairs to the beach is primarily for the LGBT community.

Visited January 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Quiet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We stayed in one of the condos on Cupecoy Bay. The cliffs and rockier sand aren't conducive to laying out here on a blanket. When the tide comes in, the beach disappears in some places as well. It is beautiful to go and see, though. We saw many iguanas basking on the rocks on the cliffs and this is a pretty nice area - we always felt safe walking around near the Atlantis Casino and the restaurants nearby.

Visited January 2013
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