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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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Visit South Friars Beach like an insider
$30*
and up
Day Tour of Basseterre Including Water Sports

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Great beach

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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Weinheim, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
44 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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116 reviews 116 reviews
35 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Boise, Idaho
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

If you want a relaxing beach day then this is a great beach. Go to the side with the Shipwreck bar and grill, not the expensive resort side. Drinks are excellent, and there is a lady there who does amazing fresh Aloe Vera massages (a must!). You can rent lounge chairs for pretty cheap. The Shipwreck side isn't as crowded.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews 99 reviews
47 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My husband and I spent a lovely day at this beach, perfectly alone since it was off-season and mid-week. He snorkeled while I read and dipped my toes in. The water is MUCH calmer than the Atlantic counterpart and was warm as bathwater. Quiet, peaceful place to lounge.

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Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were taken to South Friar's by Mr. Mack Taxi Service. He was friendly, told us a lot about the island on the 10 minute drive and was there promptly to pick us up at our agreed upon time. Look or ask for Mack when looking for a taxi! The beach was beautiful -- we rented chairs & umbrellas at... More 

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Ontario
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71 reviews 71 reviews
55 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were on a tour so our guide took us to this beach. We sat in a small Restaurant, which was feet away from the water, to have our lunch. Area was quiet and peaceful where we were. Great views of the mountains around.

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