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sail2wind
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Re: Topless on Dawn beach?? [Re: GaKaye]
      #1733553 - 05/23/17 12:20 PM (184.166.21.62)

What an active thread, why are Americans so obsessed with boobs.

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Re: Topless on Dawn beach?? [Re: sail2wind]
      #1733554 - 05/23/17 12:22 PM (71.10.242.21)

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sail2wind said:
What an active thread, why are Americans so obsessed with boobs.




Have you seen them? They are awesome!


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Re: Topless on Dawn beach?? [Re: marge]
      #1733559 - 05/23/17 01:06 PM (108.4.113.218)

In terms of people born on each side, I do not think that the dutch-side is more conservative than the french-side with regard to what people wear or do not wear at the beach. Indeed, it is the french-side that has passed a specific local law making nudity illegal on french-side beaches, with the only specific exception being the Club Orient beach. I am unaware of any similar local law on the dutch-side, although maybe there is one about which I know nothing. Although toplessness is not considered "nudity" necessarily, they are related topics.

So, if a potential tourist is planning a trip to Sint Maarten and looks here for information about whether she can sunbath topless at Dawn beach, or any beach dutch-side, what is the local custom to which you refer? Is there a set local custom for Dawn or any other beach that you can provide in advance, or does it depend on who is on the beach doing what on any particular day?

(I limit my remarks both explicit and implicit to beaches - I am not referring to main streets or anywhere off of a beach. With regard to home towns, it kind of depends on where your home town is, would you not agree?)


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Re: Topless on Dawn beach?? [Re: tmsxmsails]
      #1733575 - 05/23/17 04:02 PM (71.211.223.127)

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tmsxmsails said:
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sail2wind said:
What an active thread, why are Americans so obsessed with boobs.




Have you seen them? They are awesome!





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Re: Topless on Dawn beach?? [Re: sail2wind]
      #1733581 - 05/23/17 05:18 PM (201.220.7.58)

Time to close this one.

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Re: Topless on Dawn beach?? [Re: Snorkeller]
      #1733647 - 05/24/17 10:54 AM (108.4.113.218)

The OP asked "Is Dawn beach topless?" Why is that not a fair and simple question? My answer is a simple "Yes" - Dawn is a topless beach and you should feel free to go topless there on the beach.

Other posts in this thread seem to say that maybe the answer is "No" because of "local custom" or "local culture." And, the need to "respect" "local custom" or "local culture."

Can those who post about "local custom" or "local culture" give a simple answer as to whether they believe Dawn beach, specifically Dawn beach, is topless or not?

If not a simple answer, is there a more complicated answer dependent on certain observable conditions - again, as to Dawn beach, specifically.


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Re: Topless on Dawn beach?? [Re: Snorkeller]
      #1733686 - 05/24/17 03:55 PM (24.209.195.61)

My simple answer based on 25+ years of travel to the island and 40+ trips and knowing many local residents would be, "NO".

Now, if people want to disrespect local customs and strip down and run around naked and/or topless all over the island, I guess they can have at it and see what happens.

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Re: Topless on Dawn beach?? [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1733692 - 05/24/17 05:10 PM (108.4.113.218)

Is it possible for you to offer an opinion limited to whether Dawn beach is a topless beach or not?

No one has suggested or is suggesting that it is legal or acceptable to "strip down and run naked and/or topless all over the island."


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Re: Topless on Dawn beach?? [Re: Snorkeller]
      #1733698 - 05/24/17 05:57 PM (201.220.7.58)

It has been mentioned that it is not legal on the Dutch side but some people, mostly tourists, will do it anyway by ignoring the law. And that includes Dawn Beach.

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Re: Topless on Dawn beach?? [Re: Snorkeller]
      #1733703 - 05/24/17 06:30 PM (24.209.195.61)

Quote:

Snorkeller said:
Is it possible for you to offer an opinion limited to whether Dawn beach is a topless beach or not?

No one has suggested or is suggesting that it is legal or acceptable to "strip down and run naked and/or topless all over the island."




Did you miss this part?

My simple answer based on 25+ years of travel to the island and 40+ trips and knowing many local residents would be, "NO".

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J.D.


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