Cockleshell Beach, Basseterre

3.5
#1 of 10 in Beaches in St. Kitts and Nevis
Take a trip to Cockleshell Beach, an attractive sandy beach set in a scenic bay. Stroll along the powdery white sands; with over 3 km (2 mi) of beach to choose from, you can afford to take your time when picking your spot. Look across the bay to the sister island, Nevis, and take a swim in the channel that separates the two islands. Replenish your energy levels at one of the onsite restaurants and grills, providing a mix of sit-down fine dining and traditional Caribbean barbecue food. To visit Cockleshell Beach and other attractions in Basseterre, use our Basseterre trip itinerary planner.
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  • We spent two days on this beach and loved it. There are plenty of places to get food and everyone of them sells buckets of beer for a very reasonable price. The Reggae Bar and Restaurant is the most e...  more »
  • We visited this beach during a Royal Caribbean cruise. When you get off the ship there are plenty of cab vendors available to arrange transportation. Make sure you agree a pick up time and allow yours...  more »
  • I visited here during a Carnival Cruise. After getting off the cruise we went to the taxi stand and paid $7 per person each way to get there. During the ride you can see the gorgeous scenery of Saint ...  more »

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Where to stay in Basseterre

Most accommodations in Basseterre cluster around the town's ferry terminal, offering beach access, ease of onward connection, and proximity to the best attractions in town. Choose from a handful of mid-range inns and guesthouses, or satisfy your budget by staying at a more affordable guesthouse. Nearby, to the east, the coastal settlement of Kittian Village also offers a few places to stay.
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