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Dawn Beach

Dutch side of the Island, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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A popular tourist beach on the island's east coast.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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Dutch side of the Island, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little beach has a nice bar and restaurant but also plenty of seaweed. Maybe they didn't clean it the day we went.

Thank jormiston48154
Reviewed May 21, 2017

It was a beautiful beach and a good place to see sunrise, but most area of the beach were in the Westin Dawn Beach Resort. When we were there, waves were too strong to swim or even play in the water. I believe there are...More

Thank Shimo625
Reviewed May 16, 2017

My wife and I have visited at least 10 of the 36 beaches on St Martin and this one will go down as my least favorite. You have to park at the Westin Hotel. The good part of this is that it is covered parking...More

Thank dmount2001
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful beach with aquamarine coloured waters and views of the French side as well as St. Bart's and the sunrise at 5:40am. This is a perfect place for my wife and I, as we prefer the less crowded area. It has had...More

Thank John D
Reviewed April 17, 2017

We took a taxi here from our cruise ship because I had read that the snorkeling was good. The snorkeling was good, but the water was very rough. We did see nice coral and fish, and even two stingrays. But, we are very good swimmers...More

1  Thank David G
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

This is a quite beach in front of the Westin Hotel. This is the Atlantic side of the ocean so the water is cooler, seas are rough but the beach itself is nice. No water sports provided in this area.

Thank Kenneth Frederi... M
Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our self guided beach crawl around the island. It was pretty rough surf here so we didn't venture in. The beach was pretty crowded and a little windy.

Thank lollygal
Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

Back at our time share resort at Oyster Bay and this beach is very close. Walk on the beach and there is no weeds like in the past where the bulldozer would clean it up and two hours later the weeds would be back. Only...More

2  Thank msdet1529
Reviewed March 28, 2017

We visited for the day from a cruise ship. Asked for a cab to Busbys restaurant which was $15 each way. The restaurant had $1 beer and clean bathrooms. It was $12 per chair on the beach with no charge for an umbrella. The day...More

Thank Leftthedog
Reviewed March 23, 2017

The beach is open to the public through the Westin, where you can park. You cannot use any ammenities from the Westin but the beach is open. Clear water but waves are kinda rough.

Thank parpaced
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mike s
are there standard plugs [electrical receptacles] or do we need to bring adaptors?
March 3, 2017|
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Response from Reggieretired | Reviewed this property |
Depends on property, I recommend adaptors. We used ours and were glad we had them.