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Cockleshell Beach

Basseterre, St. Kitts
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Basseterre
Type: Beaches
Traveler Description: Cockleshell Beach is at the end of the southeastern peninsula of St. Kitts, and the scenic drive to get there is well worth the 20-minutes it takes... more »
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toronto
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Went to this beach last week on a cruise stop. Beautiful beach about 35-40min from cruiseport. Went to Reggae beach bar area (had free wifi) but that area charged $15 for 2 chairs and unbrella. To the right of Reggae beach bar and the mini dock the beach was nicer and longer. Note: Heard if you bought a drink there,... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The plan was to go to a different beach every day, but once we found Cockleshell Beach, it was hard to stay elsewhere. During the week, it is mostly empty--lovely sand, minimal waves and very peaceful. Sundays seem to be the local beach day and all the stands and bars open up. Lots of fun and great views of nearby... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We asked the taxi driver for a beach day and this was his choice. It was quite a drive from the cruise ship, but it was a beautiful drive and a beautiful beach. There are many things to do and many turtles to see.

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

You definitely will not want to miss a visit to the beautiful cockleshell beach located on the southern part of St. Kitts on the Caribbean side of the island. The clear blue water and white sand beach make for a beautiful place to relax, snorkel, have a few beers and soak up the sun! I just returned from a 7... More

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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The water was lovely, the beach swimmer friendly, and we were in the off season, so we had the beach literally to ourselves. Excellent hang out to enjoy the sun, water, and sand.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was by far the best beach we visited. calm waters, golden sand, Everything you needs to relax is there , a must visit.

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Mendham, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This place is overrun by monkeys. We went and left immediately. The beach was way to crowded and you have to rent everything. We went right back to the Marriott to a gorgeous , empty beach.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

beautiful, quaint beach at the end of St. Kitts island ... water is beautiful!! drinks are great! food is great! people are so wonderful!! Love all the college flags hanging .... was here when Wilbur was alive ... hate that he passed ....

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Adonis taxi service was wonderful. Prompt and courteous. $7.00 each way per person with lots of like minded people. Beach is most authentic I have ever been to in Carribean.

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Cheadle-Hulme - UK
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96 reviews 96 reviews
18 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Lovely Beach for sun bathing and snorkelling. We went twice late afternoon - snorkelling on the reef on the left hand side of the beach is excellent - lots of coral and fish. Small platoon for jumping off. Jet Skis available for hire.

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