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Cupecoy Bay Beach

Cupecoy Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Beautiful but not for children on a windy day

We went to this beach today as it lays between cliffs and looked beautiful in picture. It did not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marissa L
via mobile
Beautiful beach with views of the cliffs.

We love Cupecoy Beach. However, the amount of sand comes and goes. It depends on the time of year... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2017
Columbus, Ohio
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Cupecoy Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this beach today as it lays between cliffs and looked beautiful in picture. It did not disappoint. It is a rocky beach but has amazing natural pools when the waves are big enough. I would not bring my children here as I...More

1  Thank Marissa L
Reviewed July 10, 2017

We love Cupecoy Beach. However, the amount of sand comes and goes. It depends on the time of year. Parts of the beach are favored by nudists.

1  Thank MamaFuji
Reviewed June 28, 2017

Cupecoy is our go-to spot on the Island! Small beach you seldom have to share with more then 10 others. You can go nude or not and everyone is welcome! Dany is the best host there is and makes sure you are very well taken...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed May 20, 2017

great beach, good for snorkeling, great for walks and sun tanning, you can bring your own chair or towel or enjoy the sand

Thank Aniutka
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Been a while since my last visit to St Martin's Cupecoy but I can still feel the crystal clear ocean and quintessential sand... clothing optional but not voyeuristic because it is so narrow with an impressive tidal wall about 30 feet high in some stretches....More

Thank patrickkeenan91
Reviewed April 13, 2017

A small beach but very quiet. Long time will find only nudists of all ages so beware.The water is clean and fine sand.

Thank Chelaru G
Reviewed March 31, 2017

We enjoy this beach so much. the views are amazing and being able to sunbath nude is an extra perk. We rather not have all the activity that is on Orient Beach and find Cupecoy Beach very romatic and quaint. Danny the beach chair rental...More

Thank Sindy J
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

This is a quiet beach to let go of yourself Dannys bar best rum punch around can't wait to get back there next year hope to see my new friends again

Thank todd m
Reviewed March 23, 2017

nice beach but getting smaller every time we return-beach erosion. not easy to park anymore. steps to walk down.

Thank susuberk
Reviewed March 17, 2017

This little gem of a beach was just outside The Cliffs resort, where our family stayed for one week. The water was a beautiful bluish-green color and there was a reef about 20 feet off the shore where you could snorkel. The water had pleasant...More

Thank Eugene W
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larry v
February 25, 2017|
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Response from Angus C | Reviewed this property |
There are still steps to all parts of this beach but the sand is variable since the hurricane in the early 90's. It tends to move up and down the beach quite dramatically. It is still very much worth a visit. Dany is still... More
DeeDee A
December 9, 2015|
Response from Angus C | Reviewed this property |
The beach is on the Dutch side but only a few hundred yards to the French side. The best things about St. Maarten are the beaches shopping (duty free) the butterfly farm and Lotterie Farm with a zip line. A car is most... More
January 7, 2015|
Response from Angus C | Reviewed this property |
The island is not particularly gay but there are two official nude beaches only and if you are so sheltered that you can not deal with this just don't go to them or adjust your mindset. Being open minded is a good thing in... More