Fodor's Expert Review Cupecoy Beach

Cupecoy Beach Fodor's Choice

Near the Dutch-French border, this highly picturesque area of sandstone cliffs, white sand, and shoreline caves is actually a string of small beaches that come and go according to the whims of the sea. The surf can be rough, and it's a steep walk down to parts of the beach. Despite some "no nudity" signs at the neighboring Shore Pointe condos, this beach has been "clothing optional" for decades—but wait until you're on the beach itself before disrobing. Friendly "Dany's Beach Bar," located at the top of the stairs to the beach, serves all kinds of drinks and snacks, and sometimes fresh Caribbean spiny lobster. It's also a superb place for meeting people who gather here from around the world. Amenities: food, drink; chair and umbrella rentals. Best for: relaxation; sunsets.

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Cupecoy, n/a St. Maarten  St. Maarten

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