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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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Staunton, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Our cab driver P.J., who we relied on for advice, told us that Whitehouse Beach was the place to go, because it had good snorkeling. However, the week we were there it was closed for renovations. He even took us to see it and it was full of heavy equipment. So, we ended up on Cockleshell Beach. The beach was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We have a 3 and a 7 year old and this beach is young family perfection, loungers only feet from the waters edge and reasonably priced. The reggae beach end was a total favourite and a day can easily be spent here eating in the restaurant and having Caribs and fruit juices delivered. Great snorkelling for younger snorkels to be... More

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Mesa, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We couldn't wait to get to the beach We were so looking forward to laying on lounge chairs and swimming in the Caribbean. My daughter Gabby uses a wheelchair, it was easy to get from the parking lot and on to the beach and the driver was so helpful. Shirley our waitress was very nice and we enjoyed the pina... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Average beach at Reggae Beach Bar. Lounges were in pretty bad shape and cost $5 each for the day. Had a late lunch at the other end of the beach at Spice Mill which was very good. Taxi ride is expensive because of the distance. Glad we tried it, just to change up beaches for a day. South Friars is... More

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Be aware that the middle area is the best. Walk away from the concessions. The beach is much better and there are no rocks.

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Cockleshell was a good beach, with a nice view of Nevis, and several places to get beach chairs or drinks.I'm not sure I would classify it as one of the top beaches in the Caribbean, but nothing to complain about. The ride there from the cruise port was nice as well, with a beautiful lookout point where we got some... More

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St. Ann's, Trinidad
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Had to order a meal or a drink to use any of the beach chairs. Beside the expensive taxi ride the food was good and the beer refreshing. Nothing great to see snorkeling

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Good location but almost deserted end of March. Restaurant closed early and looked very much out of season.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We came here on a day stop from the cruise ship. It was not OVER crowded but there were a fair amount of people there. We got there early and got a set of chairs and an umbrella. The drinks from the Regae Grill were good and so was the food. Our friend did get a massage and said it... More

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Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We spent a day on St. Kitts as part of our cruise. Having stayed on St. Kitts for 2 weeks years ago we felt very comfortable setting up our own beach day. We picked up the taxi downtown (avoided the aggressive ones at the port). The cost was $28 each way for our family of 4. It took about 25... More

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