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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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
48 helpful votes 48 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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Oxnard, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There were so many cockleshells that at first I gathered them in my hand as I was snorkeling but as I kept picking them up I finally gave up since there were SO many everywhere.

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Cary, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

No matter what beach you choose, you will be a happy beachcomber. Clear water, white sand, beautiful views. One of our favorites is the Marriott. Beautiful pool, great restaurants, calm ocean water with great views of Nevis. We have had two wonderful visits and will go to St. Kitts again this year. One of our favorites!

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Boonton, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great hangout, we visited 3 times and loved it! Shirley our waitress was awesome! As they say .... Rush Slowly, it's Island Time...

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We travelled to St. Kitts with Royal Caribbean. I checked prior to landing and it appeared we were the only cruise ship docking. After researching other experiences on Trip Advisor I was wary of what to expect. This was the one day island hopping where we did not have an escorted excursion planned. We had chosen to go to Cockleshell... More

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Cruisers - Keep in mind, that if you choose to make this the beach you are spending your day at that you will may be "stuck" here for the day unless someone else wants to leave early as well. Taxi drivers here charge depending on how many they have in their taxi's. If you are by yourself or with one... More

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