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Cockleshell Beach

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Address: , Basseterre, St. Kitts
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$125*
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St Kitts ATV Adventure and Beach Tour
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$30*
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Day Tour of Basseterre Including Water Sports

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Best Beach in the Area

We rented a car and toured the beach digs in the area and Cockleshell was by far the best option. They have plenty of lounge chairs and umbrellas and didn't charge to rent any of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We rented a car and toured the beach digs in the area and Cockleshell was by far the best option. They have plenty of lounge chairs and umbrellas and didn't charge to rent any of them. Reggae Bar has a restaurant, gift shop, and bar on site whilst there is also adjacent, yet independent, water sport rentals. The bar/restaurant service... More 

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My family and I took a cab and it was worth the trip! We found Debbie's place and got the daily deal. For $10 you get two lounge chairs, in shade if you prefer, with one Carib beer (you can substitute). Add in a snorkle rental for $10. The beach was white sand, lots of shells, a dock with plenty... More 

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Jackson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If one is looking for a white, fine sands, wide stretch of crystal clear turquoise colored, tranquil, calm water, tropical, paradise-like beach, and a beach having a nice outdoor restaurant right by it, this isn't exactly it. It appears that most of the eateries by the beaches here and elsewhere are made of rustic-like, wooden and palm trees roofs, etc... More 

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Woodland Hills
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A beautiful beach with beach chairs, umbrellas, bar, food and activities available as you want. Some enterprising locals even offered aloe vera massages, music and a few monkeys to interact with if you wanted... Very relaxing and enjoyable time.

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AUSTIN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a nice beach for the family. Water sports are available, plenty of beach chairs, nice restaurant with great mango daiquiri and good food.

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Monroe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We chose this beach because of the remoteness of other reviews. we both hated it. There was so much seaweed on the beach and the first 25 ft of the ocean that we had to wade through, that it made me not even want to go in the water. It eventually washed away but the water was not even that... More 

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Great Meadows, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

awesome beach, great snorkeling and Spice Mill Restaurant on the beach . Also water sports rentals here . Kids had a blast on the water trampoline .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were staying at the Marriott but wanted to spend some time on the Caribbean side. Had the taxi take us to the Reggae Beach Club -- great idea! Had an entire day there with a chair AND umbrella, cooling breeze, great drinks (highly recommend the Frozen Pina Colada), and delicious food. Grill closes around 5:30pm, so we ate a... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This beach seemed very clean, and not very busy since we went in the morning. They had people constantly raking the seaweed so that it did not gather on the beach. They are very particular on who sits in which chair. Since we were with a tour group, we were able to choose any chair. Others who were there for... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

The beach was okay. The chairs cost 5 bucks each and an umbrella was 5 bucks as well. There was a nice reggae restaurant on the beach with servers. Our server Vern was awesome and kind. There was also an area that rented snorkel gear and kayaks. I wished that the beach itself was cleaner. By taxi it cost $7... More 

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