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Review of Cockleshell Beach

Cockleshell Beach
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

This is a great Caribbean beach, a good jaunt on a cruise ship stopover.

There are people here, enjoying it as you will. A few bars. One of them is Reggae Beach Bar. Here, they keep a goat, a monkey and a fat pig. I love this.

It's named cockleshell beach of course because there are spots in shore where there's as much shell as sand.

Cool tip:

Just to the right is Banana Bay, a completely deserted and beautiful beach. If you're like me, you can strip off your clothes, swim through the ocean and then get just a bit embarrassed when you exit the water as a boat cruises by.

Thank James L
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

Cockleshell Beach is a nice introduction to the Caribbean - totally unspoilt, almost basic - with just a couple of beach bars, but quite a quaint place to swim and laze around.

2  Thank Liz B
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Great beach - we stayed here all day. Paid for chairs and umbrella, ate at the Reggae Bar, enjoyed the laid back island vibe. We did snorkel but is was not very good although we say some fish and an octopus.

2  Thank clp_1234
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Cockleshell Beach in St. Kitts is my husband's favorite beach. This was our second visit to this beach. You can rent two chairs and an umbrella for $20 from the Reggae Beach Bar and Grill. The waitresses come around and fill drink and food orders. They also have aloe vera massages. My husband got one and said it was a good massage for the price, $35. If you get a massage ask for Shawna, she is very nice and professional. This beach is on the southern side of the island with a view of its sister island Nevis. The ride out is a little bumpy, but adds to the island experience. We had a wonderful time here.

3  Thank BeachLvr211
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

This is a long, curving, sandy beach at the tip of the southeastern peninsula of St. Kitts. It faces across the Narrows to the island of Nevis. I thought the beach was pleasant enough, and nice for swimming, but not really outstanding compared with a few of the Nevis beaches, which I personally feel are prettier than this one.

There are I believe two bar/restaurants on Cockleshell Bay, one at the middle and one at the north end. We walked over from Majors Bay, the next bay south (where the "Sea Bridge" ferry docks) but you can't go directly from one bay to the next because of the intervening steep headlands, so it is a little bit of a hike inland and back to get there, away from the lovely sea breeze.

2  Thank invertpaleo
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