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Address: Basseterre, St. Kitts

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Fun friendly beach, beautiful setting, lovely water. Reggae reggae beach bar is ok for food the Spice Mill is better but the vibe at reggae is better. Good place to spend a day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The beach wasn't the softest sand, but not sure if you can find that on this island. The chairs and shade were decent priced. Didn't eat at the restaurant but they come around with your order if you want to stay in your chair. Bathroom was decent and close! Can rent all your toys and fun right there. Volleyball net... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Loved this beach!! We stopped here on a recent tour and it has become one of my absolute favorite beaches! It is filled with beautiful shells for collecting! The water is very calm and the beach is very picturesque. Loved it!

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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Absolutely love this beach! Can't wait to go back. It is easy to take a cab to the beach and it is so worth it. Very easy to get to and it is a laid back beach. You will have to pay for beach chair and umbrellas but they are reasonably priced. Enjoy the trip!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Fun friendly beach, beautiful setting, lovely water. Reggae reggae beach bar is ok for food the Spice Mill is better but the vibe at reggae is better. Good place to spend a day.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Cockleshell Beach was very nice and small, it a bit more modern then the other near by beach which was called the shipwreck beach. I've enjoyed myself at both, but Cockle Shell was my favorite of the two, clean and more of what I like when it comes to a beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Caught a Taxi from the cruise terminal for $14pp round trip. Very scenic drive to this lovely beach. Went to the Loxs-een Beach Bar. Had two free chairs and an umbrella with the purchase of beer. This place is very out of the way and the beach and water are beautiful. There is a great view of Nevis, St Kitts... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My wife and I along with another couple recently visited Cockleshell Beach for a day while on a cruise vacation. The beach was about 1/2 hour from the cruise port and there were plenty of taxis waiting. The beach has a very nice view of Nevis across the channel. The beach was a bit crowded and there was quite a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Taxis were waiting right at the pier. I believe it cost $8PP with a van with six people. The taxi arrived at the agreed time. The beach was very nice with calm water in a protected cove setting. Not great if you're looking for waves - overheard small kids complaining. Two chairs and an umbrella cost $15US. Good food and... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Spent a couple of hours here, just lazing about on the beach with some friends and a few bottles of Carib beer. Beautiful views, powder white sand and blue seas.

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Somerset, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Cockleshell Beach is a 1/2 hr. taxi ride from the cruise ship. The highlight of the taxi ride was riding to a point on the island where you can see the Atlantic ocean on the one side and the blue waters of the Caribbean sea on the other side. The beach itself is very nice but the facilities at the... More 

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