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Address: Basseterre, St. Kitts
Phone Number: 18697623543
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Quoted as being the best on St. Kitts

Our hotel offered courtesy bus drives to what they described as ideal sunbathing beaches, but it would seem that residents favour Cockleshell beach as being the best, but it does... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
KEITH P
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our hotel offered courtesy bus drives to what they described as ideal sunbathing beaches, but it would seem that residents favour Cockleshell beach as being the best, but it does require a taxi ride unless visitors have their own rental. Not only does it have a greater number of permanent sunshades but the small associated bar compliments the area with... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited this spot and found the beach to be clean and the service very good. $15 per umbrella and two beach chairs and an absolutely beautiful beach on St. Kitts - what could be better?

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Thank Ron V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Exquisite beach with calm Caribbean ocean. Kids went jet skiing and have booked scuba diving. Food is superb in the rock cafe situated on the beach with magnificent views of Nevis. It feels like you are in Heaven with all the beauty around you. You will definitely enjoy! 😎

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Basseterre, St. Kitts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family set out to spend the day at Turtle Beach but ended up at Cockleshell Beach at the recommendation of a resident that we asked for directions. We are so glad we talked to him! The water here is crystal clear and the beach provides a beautiful view of the channel and Nevis. We had a great time swimming... More 

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Hollywood , Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach was clean when we went however its very crowded and small. Not many chairs and umbrellas so limited shade space. Drinks are responsible price but food expensive although good you will wait there are lots of people.

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Broadview Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this island the people are so hospitable, polite and helpful! A perfect time here was because of Jeff Andrade and St. Kitts Water Sports! We were stressed due to a college commitment for our 18 yr old son and Jeff accommodated us graciously. My family loved the Flyboarding, Jetskiing, and glass bottom Kayak. The beach was beautiful and... More 

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Sioux Falls, SD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here as part of an island tour and we were in the private beach area. Very nice and clean with beautiful clear, calm water. Great place to swim and you can snorkel, but you won't see much but really clear water.

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Thank sportsinfoguy
St. Kitts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked the environment at Cockleshell Beach. We rented beach chairs and an umbrella and the locals there were very friendly and nice. The snorkling isn't that great, but it is good and the sandy beach is beautiful. You can rent kayaks, jet skis, and fly board from St. Kitt's Water Sports. The Reggae Beach bar has good food and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The water is very calm, clean and clear. You will find sea shells, which we didn't find on our beach.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cockleshell Beach and South Friar's Bay are my 2 standard snorkeling stops whenever I visit St Kitts (I have family here). Lots of see grass the last time I went snorkeling, but still saw plenty of fish and had great encounters with arrow crabs and a very large octopus. Great place to eat, stop for a few drinks and sample... More 

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