St Kitts Beaches are a mixture of two different waters; the Caribbean Sea on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. This has created a unique blend of not only flora and fauna but also a different experience to the beaches in St Kitts. The Atlantic end is perfect for surfing and snorkeling while the Caribbean Sea is perfect to just lay back and watch time fade away. To the Sun, sand, sea an enjoyable day with the family, let’s go to the Beach! Clear waters and a laid-back atmosphere.
Most locals and visitors consider this the best among St Kitts’ beaches. It has the most enticing views of Nevis , miles of powder white sand and the ultimate area for seclusion. You are sure to find clear, warm shallow waters that are family friendly. This is where the popular Reggae Beach Bar & Grill and Spice Mill Restaurant are located. So in no time, you can walk over for a bite. It is also a popular area for Water sports such as hover boarding and stand paddle boarding.
As is with most of the beaches on the St Kitts peninsula, you will need a vehicle to get to this oasis. However upon arrival, you’ll be met with pristine waters, swaying coconut trees, soft sand and much deserved peace and quiet. If you are up to it, you may dabble into a little snorkeling. The beach boasted a wonderful hotel years ago, but was destroyed by the hurricane that visited St Kitts in 1988.
Turtle Beach is situated at the extreme end of the South East Peninsula. It is peaceful and boasts beautiful views of our sister island Nevis. The sea may be a little rough and not very suitable for the timid swimmer but it’s a good area to get great pictures. It houses an excellent restaurant called The Beach House (open seasonally) and the Turtle Beach Hotel.
This strip of grey black sand is where the volcanic and the coral features of St Kitts meet. It is ideal for snorkeling as well as body surfing, however due to the turbulent water, may not be suitable for the less experienced swimmer. The area is a bit isolated and depending on the season you may or may not find local vendors selling food for lunch, so pack accordingly. Also, this beach is does not boast a rest room or changing facility.
Dieppe Bay Beach
Dieppe Bay beach is located just on the outskirts of Dieppe Bay Town. It is known for its black sand beach with deep waters and is protected by a major reef, which is perfect for bathing. As home to a variety of marine life, the reef also makes for excellent snorkeling. It is also close to historical landmarks such as the Brimstone Hill Fortress, Fort Charles and Sandy Point National Marine Park. So you are free to go for a dip first or after, the choice is really yours. When you do settle for some sun, you’ll find the tanning process enhanced by the shiny volcanic sand that draws so many visitors to this exotic beach.
Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay is found downwind the Conaree Hills. It is perfect area to see pond and sea birds sighted mostly early mornings and late afternoons. The bay is enclosed by ponds between Half Moon Point and Muddy Point. Since it faces the Atlantic it is perfect for brisk swimming and is suitable for body-surfing. Although there are no facilities on this beach, the serenity is well worth the drive.
Pump Bay is located in Sandy bay, 10 miles out of the country’s capital Basseterre to the north western edge of the island. It is a popular area and is perfect for snorkeling and diving. It is particularly suitable for young divers and snorkelers as the seas are less rough here. As this shiny black sand beach lies in the shadow of the Brimstone Hill Fortress it is a perfect break after the hike. There are no public facilities or restrooms available so travel prepared.
Turtle bay is popular among surfers because of the perfect conditions that allows for the sport. Additionally, it is pretty secluded so there no short of privacy. Not to mention the great views of Nevis you’ll see as you dip in the Atlantic Ocean.
North Frigate Beach
This beach is very popular as it is smacks on the property of the St Kitts Marriott’s Hotel which is located on the Atlantic side of St. Kitts. You’ll enjoy a relaxing time as well as water sporting activities such as windsurfing and surfing. Facilities are present, so you’re fine for changing and having a bath. Food can be purchased from vendors close by.
Sand Bank Bay Beach
Sand Bank Bay is situated close to Christophe Harbour, on the south eastern part of St Kitts. The waters are calm even though on the Atlantic Ocean; the rocks on the beach have broken up the waves creating a nice safe area to have some well-deserved sea fun. As with many of the beaches in St. Kitts, this too is secluded and restroom facilities are not present though you may seek access from nearby business places.
South Friars Bay Beach
As the saying goes, no visit to St. Kitts is really complete without making a visit to the South Friars Bay Beach. It is a popular spot not only because it is one of the best beaches in St Kitts, but also because it is home for the popular Shipwreck Bar and Grill. Other establishments such as Bikini Bar and Restaurant, and Sunset Beach Bar to name a few are also located on the beach. The area is very unique as it also holds a mangrove and a salt pond. As such it is a perfect area for watching birds or just for experiencing the features the area has to offer. For that it is referred to a hidden gem, not overly crowded but such a staple destination while on the island.
South Frigate Bay Beach
This is the most popular beach, mainly because it is the closest of St Kitts’ beaches from the cruise port. The beach is a strip on sand sectioned off on both ends by Sir Timothy’s Hill, giving it a nice cozy feeling. This area is also referred to as the strip as it hosts some of the hottest bars on the island which is popular for tourists and locals alike.
White House Bay
This beach is popular among snorkelers because of its rocky shores. It’s not perfect for beaches but a perfect haven for the fishes. Exploration takes place not only on the reef but also in a sunken tugboat and a sunken British troop ship that sunk during battle. The scenery is also breath-taking, giving clear views of the nearby ponds and of Guana point. It is perfect for a day of relaxation.
Let’s go to the beach and explore…