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South Friars Beach

St. Kitts
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Ranked #8 of 42 attractions in St. Kitts
Type: Beaches
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: A clean and friendly beach where a variety of sea life, including squid and sea urchin, reside.
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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Nice beach and close to the Marriott. A number of choices for bars/food. Free chairs/umbrellas if you eat or drink with some of the bars. Nice local people running the bars to chat with.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

South Friars beach is a quick ride from the cruise ship docks. Get there early, as the chairs and umbrellas go fast. The beach has a couple of bars separated by a long sandy beach. Worth a visit.

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Winslow,Bucks,England
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

South Friars beach is quite pleasant, with a fancy, expensive bar at one end and the lively shipwreck bar at the other. Centrally located is a much more stereotypical Carribean beach shack. It's a real planks of wood held together with nails place, but has genuine character and serves a great rum punch. The beach at this point is good... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Good swimming beach, but just a so so snorkeling beach. The beach is lined with beach bar- restaurants. They range from ggod ones on the ends. To ok ones in the middle. From the cruise ship pier, to the beach cost about $20 for a taxi ride there.

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Minneapolis
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We went to this beach several times during our visit, at both ends - the black sand in front of Shipwreck, and in front of Carambola. The beach was beautiful and you have your pick of crowds when you're there. Carambola was closed the day we swam and snorkeled at that end. We didn't see much in terms of sea... More

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Clear Lake, MN
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We took a taxi to the Carambola Beach Club for about $32 round trip for 2. Chairs (2) and an umbrella were $20. Beers and drinks were reasonable($5) and we did not eat so can't comment on food prices or quality. Nice beach with fish right there-really did not need the snorkel and mask. We walked down (east) about 2... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We spent a pleasant afternoon at the Shipwreck Beach Bar end of South Friars beach.We were greeted by a friendly man who organised loungers for us and told us where we could swim and where we could snorkel. The snorkelling wasn't the best but we still enjoyed the water. A word of warning , use water shoes when swimming as... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We had a great time at the Carambola beach resort. We rented a two person love seat on the beach under a palm tree and then walked to the Shipwreck Bar down the beach for lunch. The snorkeling was weak at this beach but everything else was spectacular.

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Carmel, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is within a short walk from the Marriott. It is more of a local hangout and beach volleyball games with the students from the universities but the sunsets are pretty stunning. Several bars line the beach and a few restaurants.

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Maryland
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136 reviews 136 reviews
38 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Whether you want to see monkeys running around the beach, have exotic cocktails or just lounge under a cute straw umbrella this place makes for a low-key and fun filled day in the sun. We sailed the Celebrity Summit and hopped into a cab to this beach. They provide excellent customer service and are as cheap as it gets in... More

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