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Cockleshell Beach

Basseterre, St. Kitts
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Basseterre
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors

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English first
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

It was super easy to get here from the cruise ship pier. You don't need to sign up for a tour. The taxi stand manager sorts people out by where they want to go and then puts groups of people into minivans. The fare was $7.00 each way. We wanted to stay for two hours and the driver waited for... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We loved this beach. Being surrounded by the peaks made us feel Ike we were on a Jurassic Park Island. Pretty remote. The tour to get there took awhile but it was worth it. Enjoyed every minute of it.

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edmonton
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This beach is beautiful and provides many amenities including bars, beach chair rentals, and water sports. The ocean is very clear and the sand is soft. There is a great veiw of the sister island Nevis. This is a great beach to relax on for the day.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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92 reviews 92 reviews
7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

This was a crowded but fun beach. Good beach service. Massages on the beach were very cheap. Views were pretty to Nevis. Pick a day when there are not a lot of cruise ships in port.

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Hobe Sound
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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Took a cab with others *$8 each one way) to Cockleshell Beach at the tip of St. Kitts. It over looks Nevis just 2 miles away across the channel. The cab ride was quite a journey, up and down hills and narrow roads where you will see wild monkeys. There was even a detour as they had a rock slide... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It is some 30 minutes away from port. The beach is ok. Very crowded but had a good time there. Very good food at Reggae Grill right at the beach.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

Large sandy bay with several restaurants dotted along the shore. Very calm waters. Beach chairs and umbrellas available at several locations. The Reggae Bar and Grill is a popular spot. Good food and reasonable prices.

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Göteborg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

A very friendly waitress served us lunch although they did not serve lunch at that particular time. There was going to be a big reception there that evening and everybody was busy in preparations. But we got our great burgers and drinks and would love to go back anytime again,

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
12 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It’s a toss-up between here and South Friars Beach, as to which is the best of the few Beaches in St Kitts, but it needs a bit of TLC to provide the kind of Beach experience most visitors are searching for in the Caribbean. Best Snorkelling (as far as it goes) beside the Cliffs outside the Reggae Bar.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The beach is full of trash (plastic bottles, broken glass, oil jugs...etc.) not what a beach is supposed to be. The snorkeling was moderate.

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