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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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Beautiful Sunrise

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Malvern, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

I love this beach for the big waves and gorgeous blue water! Mr. Busbys is right there and staff will bring you drinks and food on the beach; the chairs and umbrellas are $12 in high season (versus $15 on other dutch side beaches) and the Amstel Bright is $1 all day long! Clean bathrooms, too! This beach does tend... More 

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We were in St. Martin on a Celebrity Cruise and wanted to spend the day at a quiet, clean beach. Our taxi driver brought us to Dawn Beach at a place called Mr. Busbys. The people there couldn't have been nicer. We rented two lounge chairs and an umbrella for the day for $12. Our beach attendant was named Desmond... More 

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Naantali, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Maho Beach is most famous beach in St.Maarten, because of those landing planes. But if you want to relax, then Dawn Beach is your place. This beach offers great sunset views and there are some nice restaurants like Mr Busby's there too.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Visited dawn beach for snorkeling and it wasn't a pleasant experience. There is always a high current underneath which can drawn you in minutes. Luckily I am a pro swimmer and I was able to swim back to shore with great difficulty. There are no or few people normally on the beach and don't expect to get any help when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We stayed on Dawn Beach for a week at the Coral Beach Club. The beach was well maintained. You can rent beach chairs and umbrellas for a reasonable price. There are vendors patrolling the small stretch of beach, but they aren't too aggressive. The beach is very small, but it was perfect size for our needs. There are several restaurants,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

It was one of the nicer beaches on the island. Even though a lot of space is taken up by the chairs of the Westin, you can still find a corner to enjoy the beach. Currents were very strong when we were there which made it dangerous to swim.

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