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chicago, il.
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nude beaches

We'll be staying at the Grand Case Beach Club in July. Wondering on the beaches. Are they all topless?? and is Orient beach a total nude beach?? and what;s the ratio that is going topless and or nude??


Cupecoy Bay, St...
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1. Re: nude beaches

You can go topless all over the French side and many places on the Dutch. Just look around, you'll know.

The clothing optional beach is in front of Club Orient at the far right end of Orient beach if you are facing the water. The rest of Orient Beach is topless only.

Standish, Maine
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2. Re: nude beaches

Happy Bay or Happy Beach is au natural and most people were nude. It is just over a hill past the cemetary on Grand Case on the far end from your hotel. The path is short and beautiful with flowes roosters and cows.

It is a beautiful crecent with great snorkling and umbrella trees ringing yhe beach for shade. Orient is a scene you should not miss, but once was enough. Cupocoy is still spetacular and nude but the hurricaines and hotels have diminished it. Ask for more specifics.

follow the orange paint on scattered rocks. You have to climlb a cmall wall

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3. Re: nude beaches

At the beach in front of and next to the GC Beach Club, topless is not very common, but most people at GCBC go to other beaches during the day.

The big public beaches on the French side all allow topless. The only officially nude beach is the south end of Orient. Happy Bay is unofficially nude, but that is because not many people go to Happy Bay, it is a 15 minute walk from Friar's beach.

At Orient, about 30% (very roughly) of women go topless, it depends on how many Americans vs French are on the beach that day. The cruise ship buses show up at Orient around 10AM, but those buses stop at the northern end of the beach, not the Clothing Optional southern end.

My wife says that Orient is great for people watching!

We're going to the GCBC in April, our 3rd time, we love the place. The snorkeling in front of the resort is pretty good, and the hotel is in walking distance of all the great restaurants in Grand Case.

St Martin / St...
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for St Martin / St Maarten, Philipsburg
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4. Re: nude beaches

Happy Bat is not clothing optional and you could get stopped. Because the beach is more isolated, it's not usually a problem though

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5. Re: nude beaches

Happy Bay is not *officially* clothing optional...but it's not a problem.

Lie in the sun or swim naked and no one will bother you....but strolling/parading around a little too prominently might get someone to say something.

Just use your head...and common sense.

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