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jeepers
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Re: Topless on Dawn beach?? [Re: kccouple]
      #1733307 - 05/19/17 09:27 PM (24.235.245.3)

I have seen security insist women put tops on at great bay beach.

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DavidinChelseaMA
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Re: Topless on Dawn beach?? [Re: jeepers]
      #1733310 - 05/20/17 05:44 AM (73.227.210.61)

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jeepers said:
I have seen security insist women put tops on at great bay beach.




At Great Bay, that makes sense. It's a cruise ship docking locale and has lots of newbies and families, etc. And it's location is less secluded feeling. Maho is similar in its "feel", and also has it's families and cruise ship crowds, but the Sunset beach bar has, and still does have, an effect on Maho's vibe, with that bar's history of topless women getting free drinks. (Even though I don't think that's still the way they do things over there, since their renovation.)


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Re: Topless on Dawn beach?? [Re: DavidinChelseaMA]
      #1733312 - 05/20/17 06:20 AM (24.142.233.3)

There was at least two women sitting at the original bar back in March and were topless.

I never really understand the desire to go against local customs and laws. Just because some people choose to do something does not make it right, legal or acceptable. I have witnessed women being told to put their tops back on when on Anguila.

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Re: Topless on Dawn beach?? [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1733316 - 05/20/17 08:04 AM (75.143.19.148)

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ruralcarrier said:
There was at least two women sitting at the original bar back in March and were topless.

I never really understand the desire to go against local customs and laws. Just because some people choose to do something does not make it right, legal or acceptable. I have witnessed women being told to put their tops back on when on Anguila.





Like the nudity at Cupecoy.

Edited by SXMBND (05/20/17 08:05 AM)


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Re: Topless on Dawn beach?? [Re: SXMBND]
      #1733317 - 05/20/17 08:25 AM (75.133.113.202)

And then there's tradition.

We've been visiting the island annually since 1973 and while topless wasn't the norm on the Dutch beaches, Cupecoy was always the exception. There was NOTHING in this area and the beach access wasn't the easiest so almost anything was acceptable there from fully suited to buck naked and anything in between. It was a known tradition for that beach and everyone who might have something to say just looked the other way with regard to this one location. Basically, no harm, no foul. But you just knew, once the development of the area took place, people might agitate for changes in the tradition.

With regard to Sunset Beach Bar and 'drinking for free' - I've always wondered how that came about and whose palms were greased to allow it in the first place.

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Re: Topless on Dawn beach?? [Re: SXMBND]
      #1733318 - 05/20/17 08:29 AM (24.235.245.3)

am I right that nudity is allowed at club Orient but because it's a public beach the powers that be could stop that if they want? I'm afraid that with people thinking they can do this everywhere that they will eventually say no nudity anywhere on the island??

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Maria_and_Steve
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Re: Topless on Dawn beach?? [Re: jeepers]
      #1733323 - 05/20/17 09:32 AM (97.118.151.171)

Club Orient is on the French Side, much different than the Dutch Side

Edited by Maria_and_Steve (05/20/17 01:45 PM)


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Re: Topless on Dawn beach?? [Re: pat]
      #1733326 - 05/20/17 10:13 AM (67.86.221.25)

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pat said:
And then there's tradition.

We've been visiting the island annually since 1973 and while topless wasn't the norm on the Dutch beaches, Cupecoy was always the exception. There was NOTHING in this area and the beach access wasn't the easiest so almost anything was acceptable there from fully suited to buck naked and anything in between. It was a known tradition for that beach and everyone who might have something to say just looked the other way with regard to this one location. Basically, no harm, no foul. But you just knew, once the development of the area took place, people might agitate for changes in the tradition.

With regard to Sunset Beach Bar and 'drinking for free' - I've always wondered how that came about and whose palms were greased to allow it in the first place.




I was always under the impression that the "Topless Ladies Drink for Free" was Neil Rooney's idea, but I may be mistaken.

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pat
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Re: Topless on Dawn beach?? [Re: RICKnGRACE_LI_NY]
      #1733330 - 05/20/17 11:13 AM (75.133.113.202)

To the best of my knowledge, you're not mistaken at all but I'd still like to know the 'how' of him bringing it into being. One more case of well greased palms, I'm sure?

This particular spot was always a great location long before the existence of SSBB, and likewise, the other end of the beach where the Boat Bar is today. Neil came up with a great gimmick that made someone a lot of money, I'm sure, as did so many of his entrepreneurial activities.

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Re: Topless on Dawn beach?? [Re: RICKnGRACE_LI_NY]
      #1733334 - 05/20/17 01:51 PM (73.61.22.126)

You are correct !!!!!!!!!!!!

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