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condition of Cupecoy Beach #37980
02/04/2015 12:02 PM
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Hello,

My wife and I will be going to Saint Martin in April. I have been a couple of times and love the beaches. I know they change configurations and often gain/lose sand because of storms. Its been a while since I have been to Cupecoy Beach it was a favorite of mine. is there anything left? ive also never been to happy bay, bay rouge, friars, galleon. which do you guys prefer from that list? I ike Mullet most of all..... <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />

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Re: condition of Cupecoy Beach [Re: pito3] #37981
02/04/2015 12:40 PM
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Cupecoy changes from day to day and if there is sand there today, it could be not there tomorrow. It is one of the beaches that changes the MOST from day to day, so whatever the current condition is has no bearing to what it will be in April. The good news is that Mullet, a huge favorite of mine also!!--should always have sand, although it too can change from day to day, with some days being calm and other days, with wild surf and a cliff getting into and out of the water. You might want to add Dreams at Nettle Bay on your list of beaches to check out, as it is an awesome restaurant. Enjoy!


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Re: condition of Cupecoy Beach [Re: Carol_Hill] #37982
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Dreams? That's good to know we are staying at the Nettle Bay Beach Club...in a rented condo...I heard the beach has glass and not great for swimming because of rock/urchins..etc...Dreams is expensive?

Re: condition of Cupecoy Beach [Re: pito3] #37983
02/04/2015 01:19 PM
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The beach at NBBC is not good, no. But the beach at Dreams is maintained by them and is better. Dreams can be expensive, yes, it depends on what you get. They are a sponsor here and their menu is online. Chairs are free when you eat there also.


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Re: condition of Cupecoy Beach [Re: pito3] #37984
02/04/2015 04:32 PM
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Staying at NBBC now
Beach is ok there is some small glass but doesn't spoil the beach effect
It's a beautiful setting overlooking Marigot
Good pools
Haven't tried water but understand there are a few spots where you can get in
Very reasonably priced. Quiet . Love going to Porto Cupecoy. Some entertainment each night and good restaurants. Close to Maho area . Went to market in Marigot today.La Cigale for dinner tonight. Looking forward to Dreams
we had to make a quick decision after losing Caravanserai exchange and it has worked out. Island does seem more busy than last year but we love it...

Re: condition of Cupecoy Beach [Re: pito3] #37985
02/04/2015 04:47 PM
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We were at Maho today . Has lost a lot of sand
Mullet looks fine but crowded
Even Friars yesterday was more crowded than usual
Seems to go along with the cruise traffic
Definite try Baie Rouge though can be rough for swimming, Pinel, Galleon
Visit Paradise View near Galeon for spectacular view ofvSt Barths,etc etc
It's all good..

Re: condition of Cupecoy Beach [Re: Mpant] #37986
02/04/2015 05:25 PM
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Based on trips during April, Cupecoy has plenty of sand on the main
beach where Danny is situated. The baby beaches also have sand at low morning tides.(Check the newspaper for high/low times.) Baie Rouge is really nice, though sometimes the water can be rough, but it is worth the trip. Enjoy Gus' Beach Bar or Chez Raymond for lunch and drinks. Also, beach boys rent chairs and keep an eye out for your rental car. Enjoy your trip.

Re: condition of Cupecoy Beach [Re: Mpant] #37987
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The beach(es) at Cupecoy have changed drastically in just the last week, with full sand at Shore Pointe, to no sand now. But the sand is now at what we call "baby beach".
No way to say whar you will find in April, but the seas are usually more stable then, so you should be able to get a better report before you arrive.

Re: condition of Cupecoy Beach [Re: pito3] #37988
02/05/2015 03:50 PM
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Changes daily. No way to tell what it will be in the future.


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Re: condition of Cupecoy Beach [Re: jmbcomms] #37989
02/05/2015 04:35 PM
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Baby beach has lots of sand today, water was nice

Re: condition of Cupecoy Beach [Re: JIMMYCRACKCORN] #37990
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Location of Baby beach please.We are going again in April at the end.Last year we went to Cupecoy beach near the Mall.How do you get to the old area of the beach now that the road is closed near the Mall area.The beach guy has a stand down there as we recall. Tanks for your help.Glenn

Re: condition of Cupecoy Beach [Re: glennsam] #37991
02/06/2015 06:11 AM
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Currently, the parking lot adjacent to the Ocean Club is blocked off. However you can turn off the road there, and pay $5 to park above any of the beaches (sand moves around). Alternately, there is some parking along the wall off the main (Rhine) road; walk in through the entrance next to Shore Pointe. Baby beach is basically across from the Blue Mall; has steps and a rope hand rail to get down to a beautiful crescent-shaped beach.

Re: condition of Cupecoy Beach [Re: wendyk] #37992
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Thanks for the info.I guess we parked next to that building last year.As you describe,it appears that the BABY beach is towards Mullet..Again now that the dirt area is closed,how do you get to the other end of Cupecoy where food stand is located...Thanks if you have time..Glenn

Re: condition of Cupecoy Beach [Re: glennsam] #37993
02/06/2015 10:56 AM
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You can park in the paid parking area, or you can park next to the road and walk in.

Re: condition of Cupecoy Beach [Re: glennsam] #37994
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Baby beach is NOT towards Mullet. From the Ocean Club, there is what I call Ocean Club beach, then Baby beach, then the middle beach(with the rock), and then Shore Pointe/villa beach, where Dany has his stand. All are accessible from the paid parking, or by walking from the parking along the street.

Re: condition of Cupecoy Beach [Re: wendyk] #37995
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I guess we were at the rock beach last year as we had to go down a steep rock path area to get to beach.We rented chairs from I guess Dany as he comes to that area on an ATV.His food stand is farther down the beach area near some condo areas which it looks like we need to walk into from condo area..Maybe I had too many fruit drinks that day but this is what I recall. Be there in 2months. Thanks for info..Glenn

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Where to park to get to Dany's beach bar and Cupecoy beach area there..Glenn

Re: condition of Cupecoy Beach [Re: glennsam] #37997
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Please read my post two posts above yours.

Re: condition of Cupecoy Beach [Re: glennsam] #37998
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Kay....Questions with this image I just updated..... Is the parking lot next to the Ocean Club now closed? And approximately, where is the paid parking?

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Most of the parking lot next to the Ocean Club is currently blocked off by boulders, so you cannot park there. The entrance to that parking lot is open and there is a gate opposite the entrance to that lot where you pay to enter and you can then park near any of the Cupecoy beaches. The charge is $5.00 per day. You can leave the parking area and return later in the day for no additional charge.

Re: condition of Cupecoy Beach [Re: DonLinda] #38000
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Don and Linda--don't know the answer to the question, but have two comments 1) your arial photographs are just da bomb!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Thumbsup.gif" alt="" /> and 2) there's a slight typo on Shore Ppinte.. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Smile.gif" alt="" />


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Just there for sunset
Not much beach in any area
May have been high tide
Check the tides if you go...

Re: condition of Cupecoy Beach [Re: Mpant] #38002
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That was NOT high tide! Very big waves all day yesterday.

Re: condition of Cupecoy Beach [Re: Carol_Hill] #38003
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Thanks Carol....I saw that and have flakey internet connections here...finally got hooked back up and sent up the correction.

Re: condition of Cupecoy Beach [Re: DonLinda] #38004
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Hope you get the answer to your question.


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Re: condition of Cupecoy Beach [Re: Carol_Hill] #38005
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As I said in my first post, the parking lot next to the Ocean Club is currently blocked off (closed). It is, however, the way to get to the paid parking.

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