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Cockleshell Beach

Address: Basseterre, St. Kitts
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Ranked #23 of 39 Activities in Basseterre
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Winsted, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Cockleshell is the best beach for several reasons: the sand, shell collecting, and Spice Mill Restaurant.

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pioneer, Ca.
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

At the cruise terminal we found taxi vans waiting to take you to the beach for a reasonable fee, the great thing was, all the people in your taxi got to decide on an agreed time to return back to the terminal, and you had the same driver for both trips. When we got there we walked about halfway down... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This beach is a 20 minute drive from Basseterre and is easily reached by taxi at around $7 per head. The taxi driver will ask what time you wish to be collected at and be prepared to share the ride with others - don't despair - the more passengers there are the cheaper it is for you. The beach is... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Fantastic team! Ken (I believe) and his partner were helping us. we rented 2 jet ski & then I tried flyboarding. Very nice experience. They were quite patient and explained everything carefully. Up to date equipment, safety was on point, all major credit cards are accepted, they also provide lockers. Loved it!

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Edmonton, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This beach is really beautiful. It has a lovely view of both St. Kitts and Nevis. The water is clear and warm. You can buy a cheap bucket of Carib beers from the bar at the end of the beach and rent a chair/towel for just a few dollars. It takes a little bit of a cab ride to get... More 

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Hampshire
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116 reviews 116 reviews
30 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Loved it especially as we found The Lion Bar. Prefer that end of the beach near the Spice Bar but preferred the Lion Bar which was original and authentic. Great swimming and lovely view of Nevis from the beach

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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248 reviews 248 reviews
86 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Excellent beach which didn't get crowded all day. You can hire loungers and umbrella and get beers and something to eat from the bar. As stated elsewhere the road from the cruise port is pretty poor but the outcome is certainly worth the discomfort of the journey.

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Flower Mound, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The day we visited the beach was covered in Kelp and the bits that weren't had umbrellas. It was crowded . Plus noisy blaring music . Not at all what was expected if you look at the brochure pictures. Quite the opposite in fact. The drive to that part of the Island is also a tricky one with many many... More 

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tampa, fl
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116 reviews 116 reviews
74 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The beach is very nice with soft, golden sand and a friendly staff that rents out shaded beach chairs. This came in handy not only for the blistering sun but also the random rain showers that pop up seemingly out of nowhere and last for as long as 30 minutes or as short as 5. No big deal if you... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

From our tour we stopped at Cockleshell Beach for a few hours, we had chairs and umbrellas reserved for us and the water and beach were amazing.

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