We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“beautiful sunrise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dawn Beach

Dawn Beach
Dutch side of the Island, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
Improve this listing
Ranked #14 of 49 things to do in Philipsburg
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: A popular tourist beach on the island's east coast.
Massachusetts
1 review
“beautiful sunrise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Its worth getting up early to see the sunrise on this beach, It was breathtaking. Also having breakfast at Busby's was wonderful just at sunrise.

Visited October 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

324 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    113
    105
    66
    29
    11
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level Contributor
74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Fun in the Sun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Dawn Beach is another interesting place in St. Maarten. We took a cab from Philipsburg Cruise Port. The cab was $6 each because it was full. Expect to pay more if there are only a few in it. The beach was nice.mthere is a system that locals rent chairs and umbrellas (2 chairs) for $12 total. And the usual Caribbean woman wanting to give massage, sell cd's, or sell you a sarong. The locals also rent snorkel gear for the various reefs just 50 yards from the surf. The beach also has restrooms and an outdoor restaurant called Mr. Busby's. Overall it is a good place for couples to relax.

Visited October 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Quiet but pleasant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Dawn beach is were you go to spend the day at the beach with a minimum of distration. The beach is ok but sometime you have lots of sea shells to walk on before hitting the water

Visited June 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Leitchfield, Kentucky
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“DawnBeach...seaweed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Seaweed was piled 2 ft high.....yuck yuck not a good experience...I don't know if this is a frequent occurence....

Visited October 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NYC
Level Contributor
40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Only ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Nice sand and there is beach chairs, but Lots of seaweeds in water make swim unpleasant - look for other beaches - Pinel is probably the best

Visited November 2011
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Dawn Beach also viewed

Orient Bay, Saint-Martin
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
 
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
St Maarten-St Martin, Caribbean
 

Been to Dawn Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Dawn Beach, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.