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South Friars Beach

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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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$30*
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Day Tour of Basseterre Including Water Sports

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The beach

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Grove City, Ohio
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Grove City, Ohio
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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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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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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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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Stereotypical Caribbean beach with white sand and clear water. We rented a "beach bed " from the Carambola Beach Club for 40 USD for the day. It was fantastic and a very enjoyable day.

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Loomis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Very nice sand beach. Taxis drop you off at a hotel for about $4. They'll try to tell you that it's a rocky beach so that you'll pay more for Cockleshell Beach. Don't believe them. There is a band of rocks and coral not far out that provides good snorkeling (better the farther down the beach you go). Of course... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Ask a taxi driver to get you here! This was recommended by the customer service clerk on our ship, not an excursion. It costs about $5 per person each way, but just ask the cabbie (ask for Peter) to pick you up at a specific time and they will be back to get you. It worked great! The beach club... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a great beach. If you are driving from the Marriott enter at the entrance on the right before you climb back up the hill that is marked for the Shipwreck Bar, when you get to the end go right to get to the best part of the beach. Find a place near the middle of the beach, the... More 

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lisbellaw n.ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were at a great spot that we very quiet and secluded. There are coral reefs here too so excellent for snorkeling

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Address: Address: St. Kitts
Location: Caribbean  >  St. Kitts and Nevis  >  St. Kitts

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