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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beach is of course good quality beach as carribean side beach, but maybe depends on season, i was there in november and it was not so clean, and a bit windy place, but nice for who like the wild nature.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tommasov356
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like low pressure day at the beach and time in the water, this is the place for you. Fresh water shower, bathrooms, changing room available on site. Great bar service. Free tables, no hassle. You can pay for beach chairs and umbrellas if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Tina G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spend a couple days on Cockleshell's sandy wide white sand beach. It has calm to moderate waves for swimming and bathing on the Caribbean side of the island. Plenty of watersports activities and facilities to keep you busy. Worthwhile safe place to beach and eat...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank adventuresportster
Reviewed 1 week ago

This would be a great family beach. They have the facilities and blown up water activity area. We were here in the end of November and the water color wasn't as turquoise but it was a nice beach. Make this your target beach if you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank elleno
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife I visited Cockleshell Beach not for the beach (as we were staying at the Marriott) but for lunch at the Spice Mill. I would say that it is a very nice scenic beach with good sand, gentle slope into the water, view of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bythebeach
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice beach, less touristy, and has 2 restaurants and bathroom facilities. You can also rent various water sports here (paddle boards/jetskis/parasailing). Location is a bit remote and requires a taxi ride from the cruise port. Super soft sand and great swimming. Views of Nevis while...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Nicolemarie017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice beach, rougher sand. Lots of broken up shells throughout the sand. If you have tender feet wear sandals or water shoes. Beach chairs and umbrellas are cheap and food and drinks are good at the Reggae Beach Bar. Nice views out over the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ffchill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach with black sand, the beach is clean the water clear, chairs $5 , umbrellas $10, drinks and food available.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bheath1461
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved my afternoon at Cockleshell Beach with friends. Went to No Limit Bar and sunbathed with rum cocktails and great music. A perfect afternoon.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Writefully
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are 3 beach properties: Reggae, Spice Mill & Hyatt. There were very few people so it felt like a private destination with spectacular views.

Date of experience: November 2018
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October 18, 2018|
Response from mntraveler49 | Reviewed this property |
1. No entrance fee- but be prepared to pay for beach chairs/umbrellas. 2. It was our understanding this was a public beach, so should be open most days during daytime hours. *This beach does not have much in the way of... More
May 16, 2018|
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Response from mntraveler49 | Reviewed this property |
Cab fare was about $30 one-way. Each chair was $10 and an umbrella was $5. Water toys were $15+. I think boogie boards were $15 for 30 mins, paddle boards were $25/30 mins., jet skiing was $65/30 mins. We didn’t arrive... More
January 23, 2018|
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10 dollars each for sun lounger and umbrella
Travel Forum Posts
Beaches (2 Replies)
It seems like most of the posts on TA suggest going to Cockleshell Bay beach at the end of a island taxi tour. But isn't that were all the cruise ship people go? Are there any alternative (not that kind of alternative!) beaches on the south end of the island?
March 25, 2013|
Response fromCaribSurfer|
The 3 main beaches on the Southern Peninsula (Frigate Bay, South Friars Bay and Cockleshell) are the only ones with "facilities" (i.e. beach bars/restaurants, chair & umbrella rentals, watersports, etc.) and all are popular with cruise ship passengers. Other beaches on the Southern Peninsula are Whitehouse Bay, Turtle Beach, Sand Bank Bay and Major's Bay but you won't find anything at those beaches except sand & water (no real shade). There are a couple others on the Atlantic side...More
chicago, Illinois
Just returned on March 2: Tips (3 Replies)
First of all, I'm going through some major St. Kitts withdrawal! We had a wonderful vacation. We stayed at the Marriott and our luggage was lost. This happens a lot apparently. Keep in mind things don't work down there like they do in the states. Normally, the airline would be responsible to get your luggage to you; however, that doesn't happen in St. Kitts. Marriott tells you that they will check on your luggage the next day, BUT I would highly recommend going to the airport yourself or...More
March 03, 2008|
Response fromtravelhappyfamily|
Thanks for the advice and tips!
Wellington, New Zealand
Too hot in july for Roystons tour (2 Replies)
Hi, I am trying to decide between Royston and Thenford Grey's tour. I am leaning towards Royston, as he seems to be our "type of guy" but since his vehicle is open, will it be too hot for this in July?After visiting Brimstone etc will I be sorry there is no ac? Also, after emailing him he has said he does Friars beach where as Thenford does Cockleshell. What would we miss by not going to cockleshell? It appears to be a "must do" Why? Many Thanks
March 23, 2012|
Response fromCaribSurfer|
South Friars & Cockleshell are two different beaches so if you can't visit both you'll have to choose between them. One is not better than the other, they are just different - you are not missing anything by picking one over the other but rather just getting a different experience. There are people who love Cockleshell and others who are just as passionate about South Friars - no right or wrong answer here - like asking which is the better steak - Rib Eye or NY Strip. Both are very...More