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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 14, 2014

My husband and I recently visited Cockleshell Beach while on a cruise. We got off the boat and the first person we met was someone looking to group cruise ship passengers together for van rides to beaches of their choice. When I told him I'd...More

25  Thank Resrchtrvlobsesvly
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed May 5, 2014

We visited St. Kitts in April via a cruise ship and our tour guide gave us a choice of Cockleshell or South Friar Beaches. We were glad we saw Cockleshell. Our son enjoyed watching the monkeys but we had in mind a less crowded experience....More

10  Thank michrocks
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This was a nice beach with plenty of services. The water is calm and a bit secluded as it is on the Caribbean side of the island. Very picturesque!

Thank Jeffery C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice clean sandy beach. Visited in the rain, this affected my review...ok shopping in the craft store, most items locally sourced...

Thank scubalover61
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have been coming for years and cockleshell is always a favorite. Nothing was there when my wife was in school. Reggae beach bar is awesome. Snorkeling is good out at the point.

Thank jy3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did this on a ship excursion. It was great. Soft sand lines the hole beach as well as a sandy bottom in the water. Loungers and umbrellas where included in our price, but I think you get both for $20. We had nice warm...More

Thank 1mohman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our day at the beach. Last minute decision to go there. Beach loungers and umbrella for $20 US. Mostly sandy bottom, can get by without water shoes, fair snorkeling along rocky coast out to the point. Jet ski rental, great beach bar, massages...More

Thank MermaidMan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the tours – or Shore Excursions – as the cruise lines label them, is Cockleshell Beach. From the port, it is roughly a twenty-minute van or cab ride up and down narrow hills where sometimes there is barely room to pass vehicles coming...More

2  Thank Peter D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best beach we saw during a week in St Kitts and Nevis. Calm, clear waters. Two decent food venues.

Thank parpaced
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cockleshell is a small-ish beach with a great view of Nevis. The water is calm and clear. There are a lot of water activities like snorkeling, Ski-Dos and boating. I did take one star off my rating because of the beach vendors. They aren't nearly...More

1  Thank xx_beachlover_xx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Several options for assistance and drinks if you are coming from a cruise or hotel on the other side of the island. The beach is surrounded by mountains and looks over to Nevis island. Its super beautiful and secluded but you can party it up...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoy a beautiful beach, clean warm water. A great beach. Restaurant, gift shop. We were shuttled here by our hotel because of seaweed on the Atlantic side of the island. Enjoy the breath-taking views in the ride over. Not crowded in August.

Thank 803sandy
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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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Response from Pandabuddie | Reviewed this property |
10 dollars each for sun lounger and umbrella