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South Friars Beach

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Address: St. Kitts
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A clean and friendly beach where a variety of sea life, including squid and...

A clean and friendly beach where a variety of sea life, including squid and sea urchin, reside.

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Nice, not overcrowded and touristy

This beach is in a nice cove that keeps the waves calm and soothing. The beach is shallow compared to others, but if you want to lounge in a chair at one of the 3 beach... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
ritsriii
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is in a nice cove that keeps the waves calm and soothing. The beach is shallow compared to others, but if you want to lounge in a chair at one of the 3 beach clubs/restaurants, your feet will be about ten feet from the water. Found some nice sea shells and a perfect hidden gem of a beach... More 

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Pittsburgh
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133 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The taxi driver gave us some nice facts on the way to this beach. She also added that she was taking us to the best area of the beach and said that we would not be interested in the Shipwreck area and to just avoid wasting our time there. I had no idea what she meant. There were no beach... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beach was fine, quiet and water was pretty. It was average. The taxi driver took us to a newer public beach with free wifi, beach chairs and umbrellas are available to rent. They offered a full restaurant and drinks. We had people try to sell us things on the beach like aloe massages and such, just say no. They... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

decent snorkeling off beach here (reef about 20 yrds off that runs parallel to beach)....good beach bars here...don't miss Shipwreck bar in afternoon for good drinks, good appetizers (black bean nachos yummy!!) and monkeys!!

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Thank Tammy1971_12
Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

South Friar's Bay is a nice beach only an $8 cab ride from the cruise port ... not only is the water clear and calm and the beach uncrowded, but you get a spectacular view of neighboring Nevis. Hint ... while the cab driver will drop you off at the Carambola Beach Club, walk down the beach a few hundred... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Being an English person, I'm quite familiar with beaches, but not so much with a warm ocean! This is a fairly long and short beach with simply stunning views, beautiful white sand and clear, warm Caribbean waters. Beautiful. There are a number of beach huts along the beach, with the more established Carambola at one end and Shipwreck at the... More 

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Thank Michael N
Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

We went to this beach while on a cruise. It was very windy and the waves were very choppy. Alot of sea grass at the shore line. Plenty of loungers and umberellas to hire. Free wifi at the bar. Dont think we'll be back here.Think we will try cockleshell next time.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

The Atlantic ocean is quite rough hence a lot of sea grass, no real snorkeling here, not a great beach but okay for a walk along, lots of trash further out from the Marriott

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greenock, scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We stopped here for refreshments on a tour of St Kitts. Very popular with the students who come here to study- very lively at night apparently.

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Thank Elaine F
Heber City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Took at taxi from the cruise port and found lovely beach chairs right away for no cost. Didn't need the chairs much as we snorkeled the whole time we were there. The rocks on both sides of the lagoon have good snorkeling as well as to the left of the pier. If you go out into the open water a... More 

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