Pinney's Beach
Pinney's Beach
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A postcard of a beach: fine white sands, coconut palms, placid waters and even a lagoon behind the beach.
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  • NewJerseyDoc
    53 contributions
    Great beach
    We took a quick boat ride from reggae beach on St Kitts to Oualie beach on Nevis ($20 pp or negotiable) . You can take a cheap cab ride to Pinneys beach near Charlestown. Cabbies regard this beach by the restaurant name “ sunshine bar or lime beach bar” we had great lunch at lime beach bar and they arrange you a free umbrella and a beach chair. There is no bar service at the beach but you can walk to any of these bars to pick up a drink. lime beach bar gives u a bucket of beer for a great price to take with u. Water here was amazing with a beautiful view of st kitts. Kids did ride jet-ski on the beach for a nominal price. We told our cabbie to come back in few hours to pick us up. Definitely worth spending 3/4 hours on this beach
    Traveled with family
    Written January 6, 2020
  • Dan M
    Leesburg, Virginia9 contributions
    Very laid back place to enjoy the beach, sun and the "Killer Bees" (specialty drink, would highly recommend). Good food
    Staff were very pleasant and welcoming. Food was good, not fancy in informal type atmosphere. Killer Bees drink did not taste strong but packed a punch - would recommend trying it! Beach was pretty, our family stayed the day with 5 between 25 and 60 and all had a great time. Easy to get there via water taxi (~8 minutes). Bring your own entertainment if you are not a beach person, but great place to read a book & swim and wander 30 yards for something to eat or drink.
    Written February 7, 2020
  • Christopher
    New York City, New York205 contributions
    Nice uncrowded relaxing beach
    We had an excursion off our sailboat that ended with lunch at Pinney beach. After a jerk chicken lunch we had 90 minutes to just relax in the sun and hang in the water. The water is super calm and very clear. Highly recommend making the stop.
    Written January 20, 2020
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JeffreyTravel
Clarkston, MI1,183 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
I did not spend much time here but I love the time that I did. Beautiful beach that is not crowded. Mountainous background. Beautiful Four Season resort nearby. Beautiful blur water. Wish I was still there.
Written June 4, 2020
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kstraveler81
Naples, FL1,551 contributions
Jan 2020
We spent three days of our week on Nevis at Pinney Beach. We found good beach bars/restaurants for lunch and very few people on the beach. We could go for long walks and swim in the gentle surf.
Written January 13, 2020
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Patrick M
Washington DC, DC62 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
We took the passenger ferry from St. Kitts to Charlestown, and walked to Pinneys Beach from the downtown area. You could easily get a taxi to Pinney's but we wanted to walk (It was about 25-30 minutes). When you arrive from the south, you'll be greeted by Sunshines bar - where we had a delicious lunch and (of course!) a Killer Bee. Right next to Sunshines is a little beach club that will rent you a beach chair for $5 USD. It was well worth it to have a perch on the beach.
The sand is smooth, the water is crystal clear, and the views are unbeatable. This was definitely our favorite beach of the 4 that we visited during our vacation.
You can walk up a little further to the Four Seasons, where you can get a day pass to use the hotel grounds and chairs.
We were there on a weekday in January, and the beach wasn't crowded at all. In points it felt like we had the place to ourselves!
Written January 14, 2019
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StephandRuss6
Lancaster, PA13 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
If you want to swim, this is the place. Calm, warm waters, with clearly defined swimming areas, and equally defined boat channels for reaching docks or reaching shore. It only got a four star review because my wife & I are rating this against other island beaches. From a strictly Nevisian perspective, it's the five star beach. Park at or near Sunshine's Grill, and you can eat, set up your own chair, rent a beach lounger and umbrella, or go for a long walk. If you're a beach comber, runner, or walker, stroll left (as you face the water) or stroll right and go right on down through the Four Season's property - yes, the entire surf-zone of the beach is open to the public, even if their lounge-chair area isn't.

If you're even a moderately early bird, the public portion of this beach is empty, even on weekends. Probably too many folks sleeping off yesterday's sting from Sunshine's Killer Bee, but that makes it perfect if you want the sensation of wandering on a nearly deserted, tropical island shore (just ignore the flotilla of boats moored offshore).

If the monkey-toting jewelry vendor wanders up to you, buy a necklace for yourself or any distant relative, and spend five minutes with the monkey. You'll want to move to Nevis, just for the opportunity to make a pet out of one of their 'nuisance' animals.

Of course visit Sunshine's or one of the other nearby bars. Check out the Lime in the Coconut for gifts, many of which are locally made on Nevis or St. Kitts...just ask if buying local products is important to you. It should be important. If you want stuff made in China or Indonesia, go there on your next trip.
Written January 3, 2019
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Amy H
77 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
We spent about 2 hours on Pinney's beach as part of of a tour from St. Kitts. The beach was clean and clear with umbrellas and lounge chairs for our comfort. I don't believe there was access to renting snorkeling equipment. We had goggles and that was sufficient for finding eels, starfish, sea urchins and lobsters. This was a favorite swimming spot for many members of our group. There are some bars/restaurants on the beach for good food and restrooms.
Written January 10, 2019
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DennisF334
Point Pleasant, NJ76 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
We visited Nevis while staying in St. Kitts. We took the ferry over and spent the day at Pinney's Beach. We took a taxi from the ferry dock to Sunshine's Beach Bar and went on the beach right there. The beach was very nice with soft white sand. The water right off the beach was very clear with a sandy bottom right off shore which progressively got more rocky the farther out you went. We did not see any Sea Urchins which was just fine with us. As this was the off-season, the beach was not crowded. There seemed to be some recreational concessions on the beach; Jet Skis, tubing, etc but as the beach was almost empty they seemed closed. There are several restaurants / Beach Bars right off the beach including the famous Sunshine's. Overall a great day in a very beautiful place.
Written August 3, 2015
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Mittxxx
Riberac, France269 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
The beach is lovely, if you get there at 11am you will be the only people on it until 1pm when a couple of catamarans come in carrying tourists from St Kitts. They stay 2 or 3 hours then you have the beach to yourself again for the rest of the day. It's worth a head's up on the beach bars there:

Best food: Double Deuce, by far, try the fishburger, it is superb. Followed by Turtle Time, try the Bang Bang Shrimp, it is excellent.
Worst food: Sunshine, really not a match for the others
Most expensive food: Lime, and the menu is very uninspiring

Best position: Turtle Time
Worst position: Double Deuce

Best shade: Sunshine (they have permanent palm covered 'parasols'). The only other shade is not connected to the bars and his loungers and parasols are very close together.

Best Rum cocktail: Double Deuce closely followed by Turtle Time (without the cinnamon)
Worst Rum cocktail: Sunshine's, their famous Killer Bee is really not that good and served in a thin plastic beaker. There is no fridge in the bar on the beach so all drinks are warm and served with a beaker of ice from a coolbox.

Best interior & WC's: Turtle Time (very cool and very clean loos)
Worst interior: Lime, very uncomfortable benches and refectory tables, and smoking is allowed, which is a no-no if you are eating nearby.

Best service: Turtle Time and Double Deuce
Worst service: Sunshine's (surly or stoned and we were there for 2 weeks, it never changed)

Sadly the reputation of Sunshine's has now lost it's shine. The staff are stoned, drunk or very hungover, the place looks about to collapse and the music is extremely loud, for the benefit of the staff. The only saving grace is that they currently have the only permanent shade, but that may change soon when Turtle Time construct their permanent parasols.

Pinney's Beach is very much worth going to, it is clean, the water is calm (except in bad weather obviously) and warm. There are more rugged beaches on Nevis which are worth the visit, but for pure lazing in the sun this one takes some beating
Written March 29, 2015
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JiminBeck
North Shore of MA100 contributions
Pinney's beach has the Four Seasons, Sunshine's, the beach bar for the Golden Rock, and Chevy's on the north end, in that order north to south. Those four establishments are right next to each other. A very nice beach. I would call this the activites section. If you get sick of the north end stroll a half mile or so south and you'll come to the Double Deuce, a beach bar at the very end of the beach. (I'm guessing there is not a lot in between) We spent an afternoon there last week with Gary the bartender from Alabama, a couple of British blokes who played darts once I hung up their dartboard and the first officer off a 230 ft private yacht. A really fun place. They serve breakfast lunch and dinner. Call first --- for that day's menu. You can also get to the south end of the beach by taking a left just after the first hotel on the way north out of Charlestown.
Written February 6, 2006
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smittync
Charlotte, NC347 contributions
Mar 2020
We stopped to walk the beach and it was so relaxing and quiet. If you get Hungary or thirsty, there are plenty of places to stop.
Written March 10, 2020
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IndianapolisCruiser
Indianapolis, IN182 contributions
Dec 2015 • Couples
We came over on the ferry from St Kitts for 42.00 RT. We split the day between here and the other island. The cab fare you an negotiate for $10 RT or walk the mile each way. There are bars and restaurants here at the beach and they do have free wifi!
Written December 18, 2015
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