Cockleshell Beach, Basseterre

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#1 of 13 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 went for beach day anf it is very poorly maintained. Disappointing for a carribbean beach. Beds are poor, nowhere decent to get food or drink. Definitely would not recommend it!  more »
  • It is not the classic Caribbean beach. Not even nice to ben watch it ... yet it was the best day passed in the Lesser Antilles! Dark and narrow Beach full of shells. At the entrance to a typical wooden bar, busy very cute (and expensive). Gorgeous water. Warm, calm and degrades slowly! We didn't want to come off!
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  • 16 of us went out for a day at the beach in cockleshell bay. There were a few areas of the beach allocated to bars, so shop around the first one you come to might not be the best. Water was beautiful ...  more »

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