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parking for Club O beach #195041
05/16/2019 10:50 AM
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Now that Club Orient is closed, where is the best place to park to access the clothing-optional yellow umbrella beach? Can we still park in the Club O lot and walk in, or is the property closed off (and/or dangerous?)

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Re: parking for Club O beach [Re: TundraCat] #195045
05/16/2019 11:51 AM
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The parking lot is closer to the beach behind Perch Lite. You'll see the signs.


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Re: parking for Club O beach [Re: TundraCat] #195048
05/16/2019 12:16 PM
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Thanks! So approach skirting the salt flats, as if we were going to Club O, or through Orient village to where Pedros used to be?

Re: parking for Club O beach [Re: TundraCat] #195050
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Either way works.


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Re: parking for Club O beach [Re: TundraCat] #195103
05/16/2019 09:09 PM
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The "new" entrance is on the corner where Pedros and the taxi parking used to be, very easy and you're right on the beach by Perch Lite

Re: parking for Club O beach [Re: TundraCat] #202720
08/19/2019 08:18 AM
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What do they charge these days?

Re: parking for Club O beach [Re: pwarrick] #202722
08/19/2019 08:34 AM
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There was no charge for parking in April.



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Re: parking for Club O beach [Re: TundraCat] #202726
08/19/2019 09:29 AM
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No charge yesterday


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Re: parking for Club O beach [Re: TundraCat] #202730
08/19/2019 11:54 AM
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Thanks, y'all! Since you've been there so recently, how's the seaweed situation?

Re: parking for Club O beach [Re: pwarrick] #202733
08/19/2019 12:06 PM
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Nothing really at the south end of Orient.


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Re: parking for Club O beach [Re: TundraCat] #202739
08/19/2019 01:00 PM
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New England (home), St. Maarte...
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I just drive in near where Pedro's used to be, easy to spot. I was last there in March and at the time don't recall anyone charging a fee, though now I suspect they must.


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Re: parking for Club O beach [Re: jmbcomms] #202744
08/19/2019 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by jmbcomms
I just drive in near where Pedro's used to be, easy to spot. I was last there in March and at the time don't recall anyone charging a fee, though now I suspect they must.


As I said above, they do not. The beach is quite empty.


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Re: parking for Club O beach [Re: BillandElaine] #202746
08/19/2019 01:53 PM
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Fantastic! Two weeks and counting....

Re: parking for Club O beach [Re: TundraCat] #203218
08/26/2019 10:44 AM
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Went in May. Beach was fantastic. Cedric and his guys clean seaweed off beach every morning. Don't advise going past the Papagayo...there were a couple of guys hanging around in case someone wanted them to have relations with their wives...at least that's what the bartender told us they do down there. Pretty scary, but they don't come onto the beach. Hopefully someone will end that little entrepreneurship before we return next year.

Re: parking for Club O beach [Re: TundraCat] #203233
08/26/2019 04:43 PM
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Near Chattanooga, Tn.
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Was there in June and July and no charge for parking. As far as the Papagayo situation is concerned I heard a little different story about what goes on there. The best remedy for that would be tear the bldgs down that are there or condemn them(if there is such a thing in St. Martin) and fine people that are inside them.


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