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Best Beaches in St. Kitts

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St. Kitts is well known for its stellar beaches. Considering the beauty of the naturally crafted beaches, crystal clear waters and the Kittian hospitality, it’s no mystery why tourists come from all over the world just to experience the wonders of this beautiful island.

Below is a carefully crafted listing of the best beaches on the island for visitors looking to spend quality time enjoying the beauty and serenity that St. Kitts espouses.

Cockleshell Beach: Cockleshell is a secluded stretch of powder-white sand located along South Peninsula; considered one of the best on the island. The beach is over three (3) miles long and neighbours some other well-known beaches.

Cockleshell also offers a splendid view of St. Kitts’s sister island of Nevis and is a trendy place-featuring popular local nightlife activities as well as other means of socialising with visitors and locals alike.

South Friars Bay: A wonderful beach for the entire family, Friars Bay is found relatively close to Cockleshell and offers a unique, yet similar experience. The bay is a sheltered area found just south of the capital, Basseterre. As such, the beach is only a short ride from some of the best hotels, restaurants, and activities.

At Friars, the water is exceptionally calm, but the atmosphere is usually quite upbeat.

Old Road Bay: Old Road offers a unique experience for those who like hiking, biking or walking. The beach is normally frequented by visitors interested in the natural landscape or the history of the scenery.

Historic sites within the environs includes the settlement of Sir Thomas Warner, various Carib ruins, and the well preserved Brimstone Hill Fortress and Romney Manor.

Frigate Bay: Frigate is a wonderful beach located along the north coast and is washed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Still, the beach is only walking distance from the south side for those looking to ‘beach-hop’.

Frigate is a family oriented beach ideal for water sports, swimming, surfing, snorkelling, etc. Moreover, various hotels, including the Sugar Bay Club and the St. Kitts Marriott Resort are situated on this beach.

Turtle Beach: It’s necessary to make a distinction between Turtle Beach and Turtle Bay (situated on the northern coast). Turtle Beach is located in southern St. Kitts and is a great place to experience island cuisine while baking ion the sun.

The beach featured, among other things an excellent restaurant known as ‘The Beach House’.

Dieppe Bay Beach: Imagine a secluded, palm-lined, black sand beach with calm waters and a serene atmosphere and you would have imagined Dieppe Bay Beach.

The tranquil atmosphere and calm waters position Dieppe Bay as a perfect location for bathing, and frolicking.
The area is also home to a variety of marine life, making it suitable for snorkelling.

Pump Bay: Pump Bay is a great beach for a family outing. With its shiny black sand that invites so many visitors to the shore teeming with marine life, it’s a great place to snorkel and swim in the safe enclave of shallow waters.

Conaree Beach: Like Pumb Bay, Conaree is overlaid with grey-black sand and beautiful rock formations. Activities such as bodysurfing and snorkelling are popular at here.

Overall, St. Kitts offers exceptionally clean and peaceful yet exciting beaches. Whether visitors find themselves in the north or along the south, the island offers really phenomenal visits with tropical splendour.
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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September 04, 2013

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