Dawn Beach Sint Maarten - St Maarten - Dutch Caribbean - Quiet beach on the Dutch and French Border - Pristine white sand beach - Great villa rentals nearby!
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Dawn Beach on St. Maarten's East Coast
- Easy to reach from Philipsburg

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Dawn Beach is a white powdery sand beach at the East coast of Sint Maarten near the open border to the French side. In the wake of Hurricane Irma, unfortunately this beach has more seaweed than usually, but this can change quickly depending on current and weather. "Dawn" Beach - the name says it all: Early risers may enjoy spectacular views of sunrise with the island of St. Barth's as a backdrop.
Parking near the beach is available near the former Mr. Busby's Beach Bar / Oyster Bay Resort and at the Westin Resort.

Vacation rentals in St Martin and St Maarten, located at many areas of the island: Orient Bay, Dawn Beach, Pelican Key, Cupecoy and others


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Hillside view of Dawn Beach
Hillside view of Dawn Beach, St. Barth's at horizon

Hurricane Irma - Update

This beach has become better known in the recent years due to Oyster Bay Beach Resort (OBBR timeshare) and the Westin Resort & Casino that opened its doors in 2006. The icon of Dawn Beach however was Mr. Busby's Beach Bar.
Notice that Mr. Busby's was completely destroyed by hurricane Irma. The Westin and OBBR sustained severe damages and are closed until further notice. Same is the case for the luxury beachfront condos of the Coral Beach Club.

We presently do NOT recommend to tourists to visit Dawn Beach. It will take time to clean up, rebuild and restore the beach facilities to make this beach attractive for visitors again.

Dawn Beach from
Dawn Beach - View from above the Westin
The beach at The Westin, view to Oyster Bay Resort
View towards the Westin Resort from the beach
At the Southern end of Dawn Beach are the huge buildings of the Westin Hotel and Casino. However keep in mind that beaches have to remain publicly accessible on St. Maarten, you can access the beach at the hotel and also from its northern end.

Fine view of St. Barth's at Dawn Beach
Fine view of St. Barth's at Dawn Beach

on Dawn Beach
On Dawn Beach (before Hurricane Irma)

The beach at The Westin
Beach view at The Westin Resort
Snorkeling is absolutely incredible. The coral reef is a bit off the shore, so you'll have first to swim to get to the best snorkeling spots. The surf can sometimes be a little challenging, so for very young children or toddlers Dawn Beach is not always an ideal beach, depending on weather conditions.

What's wonderful on Dawn Beach is the magnificent full view of the remarkable hilly skyline of St. Barth's.

It has become a bit harder to get to this beach. The coastal road is a bit bumpy and windy, and newer developments such as The Westin or Coral Beach Club make it more difficult to see where to access the beach.

Oyster Bay Beach Resort
Hillside View of Oyster Bay Beach Resort

View towards the Westin Resort
View towards the Westin Resort before Irma

Destroyed by Hurricane Irma in September 2017:

Coral Beach Club on Dawn Beach
Coral Beach Club on Dawn Beach

Coral Beach Club on Dawn Beach
Coral Beach Club on Dawn Beach - presently closed

Mr Busby's
Mr. Busby's Beach Bar on Dawn Beach
Mr Busbys
Mr. Busby's Beach Bar on Dawn Beach

Our Selection of Villa Rentals at Dawn Beach for Rent directly from Owner or by his Agent

Hope Cottage, a unique little place for couples overlooking Dawn Beach
Hope Cottage

1 BR 1 Bath
Villa Leones, hillside retreat for couples, offering amazing ocean view and a great view down to Dawn Beach and Oyster Pond Marina
Villa Leones,

1 BR 1 Bath
Secluded Villa Prana, perfect place for 2-3 couples looking for a private retreat above Dawn Beach
Villa Prana
4 BR 4 Baths
Villa Suzanne on Dawn Beach
Villa Suzanne
4 BR 4 Bath
A new, modern 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath villa overlooking Dawn Beach. Stunning, direct ocean views. Offers also lower rates for couples only!
Sea Haven
3 BR 3 Bath
Villa Mirella, luxury 3 bedroom designer villa offering breathtaking views of Dawn Beach, the Sea, Galion Beach, Orient Bay and Oyster Pond Marina down below.
Villa Mirella
4 BR 4 Bath

 

     

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