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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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Top three beaches in St Kitts

Hard to narrow it down.. One of the top three beaches in st. Kitts. Nearby restaurants. Great news nice clean beach.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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118 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Hard to narrow it down.. One of the top three beaches in st. Kitts. Nearby restaurants. Great news nice clean beach.

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Upstate, NY
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is the most picturesque beach I've ever visited. The water is calm and clear, and between the sea and the sky, there are no less than 7 shades of blue at play. The sand here ranges from golden to the most beautiful black. The mountains rolling all around, and Nevis off in the distance makes this place feel like... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We went to the beach outside of the Carambola Beach Club. The water was pretty, and for the most part it was also calm, but still seemed too rough for jet skiing. We brought our snorkel gear but it was a bit of a waste because there wasn't much to see and visibility wasn't great. If you swim all the... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I recently visited South Friars Beach. Last year I visited Cockleshell Beach. I liked South Friars Beach so much better than Cockleshell. Don't get me wrong, both were beautiful as far as the water is concerned. I did feel it was a bit dirty at Cockleshell. I did not see trash anywhere at South Friars Beach. The taxi dropped us... More 

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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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 29 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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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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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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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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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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