SXM Trails: Dawn Beach to Pointe Blanche

After a few weeks of not being able to head out with the hiking club on Sunday morning, I was more than ready to get back into the swing of things. Luckily, this hike did not disappoint. Although the first part, through the Dawn Beach and Guana Bay areas, was too developed for my liking, the Geneve Bay and Back Bay area is probably the best part of the entire Dutch side. It’s a long strip of coastline with two large bays that is almost entirely undeveloped (depending on where you are, there are at most one or two houses visible on the hills in the distance). This walk also took us past the lovely natural pool at Back Bay.

Finishing up near Pointe Blanche, there is unfortunately a large, presumably illegal, dumping area. I guess in some ways it is representative, a beautiful coastline stretches out behind a pile of rusty metal and tires…welcome to Saint Martin!

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