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South Friars Beach

St. Kitts
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Ranked #7 of 41 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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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Visited Friars beach after tourist info suggested this place for family and relaxation. Guess what??? We should have went to Cockleshell beach. Friars was ok..'twas windy when we went. The beach was not crystal clear...not white sand..I was disappointed. I don't know, maybe because it rained...stayed there for 2 hrs only. Again, taxicabs are safe and flat rate fare. People... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My husband and I spent the day at South Friars Beach while visiting St. Kitts during our cruise on the Carnival Valor. We wanted a place that wasn't too crowded or frequented by the cruise ships. We were also looking for good snorkeling. We picked South Friars based on the TA reviews and it was a perfect day! We took... More

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Severn, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Very nice beach. Sand is a bit course so water shoes are a help. Water was nice. There is a resort where you can get food and drinks. We had a wonderful time.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I had read that South Friars Beach had very good snorkeling, so we opted to take a taxi to get here from our ship when we were in St. Kitts. We were able to pay about $10 (I think it was actually $8) for my husband and I to get a taxi ride, because we were placed with a family... More

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
59 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I wanted to come here because I'd heard there were monkeys. The taxi dropped us off at the Carambola Beach Club. We didn't understand that there were other places to sit with chairs and shade down the beach that would be cheaper. So we paid $20 for one chair and one umbrella and I couldn't understand how there would be... More

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Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Our favorite beach on the island. Long stretch of sand on the Caribbean side of the island with warmer and calmer water than the Atlantic facing beaches. Nice selection of beach bars from the opulent, upscale Carambola Beach Club, to the Shipwreck Bar. Our favorite by far though is Discovery Beach Bar and its great host, Morsi. We head back... More

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DC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

This beach had 2 good things going for it: a variety of restaurants/bars and a pretty view of the water and mountains. But the beach itself was very narrow with barely enough room to put out a beach chaise in between the restaurants and water. The sand had a lot of black sand or dirt on top which I didn't... More

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you are looking for a simple clean beautiful beach to relax- this is it. It is nothing fancy nor is it very big but this was one of my favorite beaches. I found it clean and the water clear. (not much for snorkel or for water sport junkies), but I would definitely make this a place to visit. And... More

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NJ, USA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

South Friars is a nice set of beaches pretty close to the Marriott. The Shipwreck Bar and beach was inviting and friendly. Snorkeling was below average. The beach was very short. The bar was nice.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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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