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Address: Dutch side of the Island, St. Maarten-St. Martin

A popular tourist beach on the island's east coast.

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A little seaweed never hurts anyone

We stayed on Dawn beach and it was lovely. The seaweed was a bit of a drag, but many of the beaches were hit with it when we were there. The snorkeling is very good and food... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2015
Doug W
New Lenox IL
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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Coral Beach Club on Dawn Beach for the 5th time. CBC is 5 star. But we were sadly disappointed with the beach for the first time ever. Sargassum made us not want to sit on the beach (too smelly) or go in the water. So we had to go to other beaches. Found a place in Grand... More 

2 Thank TracyM1961
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

Was not worth the drive. Sand and water was a HUGE disappointment, very rocky lots of seaweed not a good experience

2 Thank ChelseaBoyss
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

On the Dutch side this is one of two famous beaches. The water and beach are alway beautiful making St. Martin/Marteen one of my favorite islands

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New Lenox IL
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

We stayed on Dawn beach and it was lovely. The seaweed was a bit of a drag, but many of the beaches were hit with it when we were there. The snorkeling is very good and food is nearby.

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Edison, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

The water is full of seaweed. I wouldn't recommend anyone swim in it. The waves are rough. It's looks very dangerous.

3 Thank RedJoule
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Unfortunately while we were in St Martin for our 12 day stay, this beach was covered by a constant influx of seaweed. We ended up in Phillipsburg at the beach in town all the time. It was too bad as our hotel was situated right on Dawn Beach. We hope it's ok this year/

3 Thank jaycap
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

beach looked rough, not being taken care of. a lot of seaweed and chairs looked very old. due to excessive crap in water it made the ocean look black. didn't see anybody in the surf. shame, got engaged there years ago.

1 Thank po23coach
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Beautiful beach with outstanding snorkling. Loads of tropical fish in the rocky part of the beach. The Westin is located at Dawn Beach actually the Westin has most of the beach front at Dawn Beach. Some travelers who were not staying at Dawn Beach rented a room for the day to use the facilities, enjoy the beach and the pool,... More 

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Reviewed 31 July 2015

Great for bathing or just sitting around soaking in the sun with a cool drink with friends. It a beach to enjoy.

1 Thank Lionel L
Destin, Florida
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Reviewed 30 July 2015

Beautiful resort!!! We had an excellent stay. The pool is amazing and the beach view is beautiful. There is a lot of seaweed in the water, but the resort cleaned a lot of it up from the sand every day. The spa was very relaxing and they didn't try to sell you products which a lot of resort spas do.... More 

Thank Mary B

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