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Address: Basseterre, St. Kitts

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Good choice for cruise beach day

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
leblancbusa
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Grand Island, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

VERY nice beach--no water shoes needed! gentle waves--very relaxing. Facilities were well kept and we had a great time.

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West Sussex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Really nice beach 30 minutes taxi ride from Basseterre but worth it. Views of Nevis on the way. Shady area if you walk down the beach a little. Waitresses bought us food to our beds. Aloe vera massages whilst on the beach. Lovely calm, shallow water. Get taxi from the port with Adonis, on the reggae, reggae taxi. You won't... More 

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Winsted, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We visited the Cockleshell beach last week while in port on a cruise. The ride to Cockleshell beach was nice and we enjoyed seeing monkeys through the landscape. Our driver dropped us off at the beach near the Reggae beach restaurant area. We enjoyed that we were able to rent chairs and a waitress brought lunch/drinks to our chairs. The... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

St. Kitts was beautiful. We rented a taxi that costs about $30 to get us to Cockleshell Beach where we got $5 beach chairs in front of Lion Rock Café. Abraham Lincoln (yep that’s what he said his name was) was running the restaurant and was busy cleaning conch from shells. We bought one for $5. There was a lady... More 

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were told that Cockleshell beach is one of the best on St Kitts and we'd have to agree. First, it's in a rather secluded location on the SE corner of the island only accessible by taxi. Other than a few small bars and eating establishments, there's not much there other than the beach itself but that's more than enough.... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This beach quite a distance from area hotel (approx 24us one way). Chairs to rent and some food. Not the cleanest beach. Many locals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Visited cockleshell beach in March of 2015. Nice beach. As the name suggests there are a lot of shells, so not a soft, white, sandy beach. The water is very calm - great for snorkeling. Amenities were a bit run down but the beer was still cheap!!! We took a taxi from the ship port with Wally Taxi & Tours.... More 

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