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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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Boynton Beach, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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57 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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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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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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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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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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