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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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Washington Township, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We took an island tour, and thought it best to top the day at one of the recommended beaches on the Caribbean side. Our cab driver, Dennis, dropped us off by the Reggae Beach Bar, and we sat down on some chairs. We didn't realize it, but the Reggae Beach Bar didn't own the chairs, and we had to cough... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It was my lucky day! Someone didn't show up for seat on Graywood Tours. ..very fortunate to be given the opportunity to spend the day with tour guide/driver Henry Williams. ....True Caribbean hospitality - toured Palm Court, Independence Court, St Kitts Veterinary college, famous beaches, hotels, other stops as well, good history (very interesting - learned a lot about the... More

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Bentonville
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67 reviews 67 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Nice beach, try not to go when there is a cruise ship in port. We were their without a cruise ship and it was quiet and peaceful. Maybe 20 people (off season) another day there was just one ship in and there were hundreds of people. It is a longer taxi ride so try to get someone to split the... More

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toronto
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Went to this beach last week on a cruise stop. Beautiful beach about 35-40min from cruiseport. Went to Reggae beach bar area (had free wifi) but that area charged $15 for 2 chairs and unbrella. To the right of Reggae beach bar and the mini dock the beach was nicer and longer. Note: Heard if you bought a drink there,... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The plan was to go to a different beach every day, but once we found Cockleshell Beach, it was hard to stay elsewhere. During the week, it is mostly empty--lovely sand, minimal waves and very peaceful. Sundays seem to be the local beach day and all the stands and bars open up. Lots of fun and great views of nearby... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We asked the taxi driver for a beach day and this was his choice. It was quite a drive from the cruise ship, but it was a beautiful drive and a beautiful beach. There are many things to do and many turtles to see.

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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

You definitely will not want to miss a visit to the beautiful cockleshell beach located on the southern part of St. Kitts on the Caribbean side of the island. The clear blue water and white sand beach make for a beautiful place to relax, snorkel, have a few beers and soak up the sun! I just returned from a 7... More

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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The water was lovely, the beach swimmer friendly, and we were in the off season, so we had the beach literally to ourselves. Excellent hang out to enjoy the sun, water, and sand.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was by far the best beach we visited. calm waters, golden sand, Everything you needs to relax is there , a must visit.

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Mendham, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This place is overrun by monkeys. We went and left immediately. The beach was way to crowded and you have to rent everything. We went right back to the Marriott to a gorgeous , empty beach.

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