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Cockleshell Beach

Basseterre, St. Kitts
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Basseterre
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Göteborg
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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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80 reviews 80 reviews
11 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Boston, MA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This beach is my favorite for swimming and limin' while in st kitts. You must go to Lion Rock beach bar for lion punch and very inexpensive drinks. He also serves food that is very good and not overly priced like I find at reggae beach bar which is at the other end of the beach. Spice mill is also... More

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The staff are wonderful, if you want the local experience, lion rock is your place, go early, to get a seat chair, prices are very good and they do not charge to use the rest room like other places. Don't miss it

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Rochester, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Cockleshell was a nice beach that provided us with a relaxing day in St. Kitts. The beach its self is not very big but is quiet pretty and not too crowded. The food at the Reggae beach bar was delicious but expensive and provided small portions. There were plenty of activites available (snorkeling, jet skiing, volleyball, etc.) When I think... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Abundance of shells all sizes and very sharp. The beach is beautiful and worth the drive from the cruises port. A massage by Canetta with aloe vero plant was the highlight of the day. She's amazing and quiet reasonable. Available bathrooms and changing area.

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New York City, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

very small, not too crowded, great atmosphere. you have to pay for chairs and umbrellas. the guys selling them are very helpful. we did not feel like we were being taken advantage of or overwhelmed with panhandlers.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were on St. Kitts for the day and had researched which beach we wanted to visit. We were looking to do a nice, relaxing beach day. We grabbed a van taxi at the port, which worked out well for us. It stopped for a photo op at a roadside area. There were donkeys and monkeys in addition to the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I was on a taxi car excursion around the island. This was one of our stop off points. It is said to be the best beaches in St Kitts. Maybe next time I can have a go!

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