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Address: St. Kitts
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: A clean and friendly beach where a variety of sea life, including squid...
A clean and friendly beach where a variety of sea life, including squid and sea urchin, reside.
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Day Tour of Basseterre Including Water Sports
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Best snorkeling on St. Kitts

On St. Kitts we snorkeled South Friars Bay, Shitten Bay, Shipwreck Beach (down a bit from here), and Cockleshell beach. The snorkeling at South Friars Bay was be far the best... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

On St. Kitts we snorkeled South Friars Bay, Shitten Bay, Shipwreck Beach (down a bit from here), and Cockleshell beach. The snorkeling at South Friars Bay was be far the best. The reef is easily visible from the beach being only 20 yards or so from the shore. The best place to enter is right outside the Carambola Beach Club... More 

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Hohenwald, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We visited this beach as part of our grand tour of St. Kitts. The water was mostly calm and the sand was such a beautiful color! There was quite a crowd here but I can see why. I imagine this would be a great place to snorkel as a lot of people around us were doing, or to soak up... More 

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Nashville, Tn
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68 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a beautiful, small beach and we stayed less than 2 hours because we were on a tour (we were on a cruise). The water is beautiful, as well as the view, but the beach was crowded. The club on the beach we were taken to charged for the chairs, umbrellas and the restaurant was expensive for what they... More 

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Carbonear, NL
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57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We visited the beach as part of a tour of St. Kitt's. Never have we seen black sand ... then again, we have never been that close to a volcano. We rented a jet-ski and had some great fun in the crystal clear ocean. It's a must-see, even if just for the uniqueness of the sand.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We spent a few hours on this beautiful but very small beach.. We took a taxi driven by a knowledgeable interesting gentleman named Eustace Payne. He drove us to a resort named Carambola. I wish I had more time to explore other areas. I like wide, longer beaches. It appeared to us that they really push that area. No sure... More 

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Grove City, Ohio
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This beach is great. The size and location are perfect. There was also good snorkeling locations with access directly from the beach. The scenic drive to get here is also very cool, including a stop to ride a donkey and play with baby monkeys. I would definitely recommend going here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This was a very lovely beach with amazingly gorgeous views. We refused to pay $10 per chair & $10 per umbrella. The drinks were also overpriced. So we laid on our towels on the sand, but mostly we played in the water. Snorkeling was good here--lots of fish to see. Again, the views were spectacular. I just wish there was... More 

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Bear, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The scenery is stunning. The waves are deceptive; they appear mild but are actually strong enough to knock a small person over. Because many travelers familiar with this beach call ahead to reserve umbrellas and chairs, there is often not enough to go around and the sun can be very strong. The chair cushions were disgusting, stained with who knows... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We stopped for the day in St. Kitts off a cruise ship and wanted to see the monkeys. Unfortunately the monkeys don't come out in the middle of the day when it is hot. We did see 2 monkeys fleetingly and there were a lot of mongooses. The beach was nice and has black sand. When we arrived we paid... More 

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Weinheim, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We went there on our Cruise stop with our 15 months old son. The beach is very narrow and the waves had a lot of power, so he could not sit at the waters edge and play. Otherwise, the Beach is fine: 30$ for a loveseat with umbrella, 4$ each for the Taxi drive.

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