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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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Quiet beach with a nice reef, but rough water.

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David G
Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 and we went out much farther than most would. The reef close to shore was... More 

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Winston Salem
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 small amount would roll up the warm waters and make their way. But plenty of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 we were there it was pretty windy, overcast and almost cool. Not enough to blow... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

The Dawn Beach Club is right next to the Westin Dawn Beach Hotel. You have full access to all their amenities pool casino restaurants etc They all are huge 3 bedroom condo units most with drop dead ocean views Ample free parking Perfect for family reunions or groups of 6 or so adults. Peace and quiet and privacy Highly recommended.

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Malvern, PA
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

You have to go throught the Westin to get to the beach, but it was worth it to see a gorgeous sunrise.The water was way too rough for swimming when we were there, but it was very windy so that may not be the norm.

Thank muzikgal
Swoope, Virginia
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We accessed Dawn Beach through the Westin. The guard explained where to park and access the Beach. There is a strip of rocks/shells that makes getting into the water interesting. The beach itself is very nice and the water was quite pleasant after getting past the rocks. Two of our group went snorkeling and found it to the the best,... More 

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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This beach was great to see the sunrise. We came here a few times. The Westin is here, so you can have a nice (and reasonable) breakfast there afterward. The beach itself wasn't very large, and it wasn't the prettiest on the island, so we always left shortly after the sun rose.

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