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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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Cary, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Corpus Christi, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I was expecting beautiful water, like Barbados and St. Thomas. The beach/water was not like the other Caribbean beaches we have been. It was kind of run down. We hung out a one of the outside restaurants there that had a gazebo type bar. The bartender was very friendly. We saw several monkeys. Was hoping to see the green moneys... More

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Basseterre, St. Kitts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Little bit of a drive from the main part of the island but the views of Nevis are worth it. A few different spots to choose from to lounge at, delicious food up and down this beach.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This protected beach is nestled on the south side of St. Kitts, a short distance across the narrows from Nevis. The nearby Reggae Beach Bar and Grill offers a place to change into your swimsuit as well as a place to enjoy an island drink and a bite to eat after snorkeling. The white sand beach is powdery and on... More

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

great spot to snorkel, hang out on the raft and enjoy the bar. The area is great for kids or adults and is a 15 minute ride from Frigate Bay

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Basseterre, St. Kitts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beautifully calm beach, with shallow clear water and gentle breeze when I visited. Saw stingrays 100 yards offshore. Great choice of bars and restaurants, preferred Reggae Beach Bar & Grill where I enjoyed the fish, although 'Lions' was cheaper. Not keen to see the jet ski operation although they have marker bouys laid out.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My husband and I recently visited Cockleshell Beach while on a cruise. We got off the boat and the first person we met was someone looking to group cruise ship passengers together for van rides to beaches of their choice. When I told him I'd be back later after looking for sunblock in town, he insisted that I would find... More

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