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Cupecoy Bay Beach

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Address: Cupecoy Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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If you're looking for a beach that's quiet but not totally secluded,...

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.

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Beautiful sunset

After reading many reviews, we went there only for the sunset and were not disappointed. The view is great, as we watched the sunset from the top of the rocks.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 March 2016
Renan_Utida
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Brasilia, DF
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Ottawa, Canada
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101 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Cupecoy Bay Beach can be hard to find & difficult to access with minimal steps down rocky paths from the cliffs/bluffs. Once there, the small beach provides some privacy & beautiful scenery. Both free & paid parking is available, also difficult to find with little signage. The amount of beach varies day to day with the weather & on rough... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Predominantly for gays. Problem is the tide level. Reduces the size of the beach at high tide. Absolutely no services available. A lot of rocks in the water

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Thank Lenny K
Traverse City, Michigan
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

The seas were high, only a few areas of isolated sand beach - and you had to scramble down rocks to get there. Some were for nudists (not pretty). Ramshackle mobile 'bar' at the far north end, a long walk from the only free parking. Would not go back

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Thank Tom D
Brasilia, DF
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

After reading many reviews, we went there only for the sunset and were not disappointed. The view is great, as we watched the sunset from the top of the rocks.

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Thank Renan_Utida
Boston, Massachusetts
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140 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Cupecoy Beach is hard to find even though it's on the main road because signage is poor. We parked in front of the Blue Mall, walked across the street, and found the stairs down to the beach. The beach at the foot of the stairs was wide enough for about 20 people including the beach vendor providing umbrellas and lounge... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Small private like beach. Beautiful water, although water was a little rough on the waves. Cupecoy beach is great for tanning and drinks.

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1 Thank TravelerEMB
toronto
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59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

This beach changes by the day. One day calm Ned sandy the next rough. It is right now not overly sandy and the waves are too strong for most to swim in which means your sitting in the tidal pools to keep cool. But there is always drinks to be purchased from Danny's beach bar. This is not an easy... More 

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1 Thank sunsandlover77
Saint-Martin, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Cupecoy beach and Danys beach bar are a great place to get "islandy". The beach changes daily - the sand rolls in and rolls back out so every day is a different day - stop down at Shore Point ( white condos with blue roofs right in the beach ) and ask Dany where the sand is today. While you... More 

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2 Thank debbyfrench
New Jersey
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Cupecoy Becah is amazing. It is a tropical paradise tucked in between 2 cliffs. his beach is a must for anybody traveling to St. Maarten

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Wellesley, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

Cupecoy Beach is a relatively small stretch of beach, but it is a great spot to enjoy the sun in a quiet peaceful atmosphere. You do need to walk in from the parking lot, unless you want to pay the guy $5 to park closer to the beach. Either way, you do need to walk down the coral to access... More 

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