Best access to the beach: There is a public parking lot on the shore side of the road, after Ocean Club, with sets of stairs down to the beach at the end of the parking, one heading to the west, the natural beach.
Some cliffs protect the beach
Cupecoy Beach had some "stormy" times in the past decade. Not only development projects, but also Hurricanes and the drifts take their toll changing the face of the beach (and the amount of sand) constantly. Thus it has to get filled up with sand once in a while.
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There are several pathways that lead to Cupecoy Beach. One access leads through a gate past the Cliffhanger Bar (currently closed), which is built into the cliffs above the beach. This bar provides one of the most magnificent sunset views on St. Maarten. So, a good time to enjoy this beach is (late) afternoon to watch the sun go down. As Cupecoy beach faces Southwest, there a splendid views of the sunset and the surf.
The cliffs at pictureque Cupecoy Beach
There is one beach bar on Cupecoy: Dany's Beach Bar, which is run by Dany and John. Mixed drinks, beers, sodas, etc. are available, as well as chicken and ribs. They also rent chairs and umbrellas.
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In general, the leeward beaches to the west and southwest are calmer, facing the Caribbean Sea. Therefore, Cupecoy is a beach with usually calm waters as it is not exposed to the open Atlantic. Nevertheless, the surf can swell to 2 - 3 ft.
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