Saint Kitts And Nevis

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Nevis’s best beaches are concentrated on its western and northern coasts; on its wilder, undeveloped east coast, shorelines are rocky and waters are rougher. Most beaches are open to the public, but larger resorts such as the Four Seasons have designated some of them as private and charge non-guests for use. In general you’ll find that beaches here are fairly secluded – in fact, it’s not unusual to have them all to yourself, with only a goat or a flock of egrets for company. Don’t expect bathrooms and changing rooms – the Ministry of Tourism is working on installing them but has yet to unveil any for public use.

Saint Kitts And Nevis Beaches

Pinney’s Beach

It’s no surprise that the Four Seasons set up shop on this reef-protected, three-mile stretch of buttery sand – it’s one of the best in the Caribbean. Just a short walk from Charlestown, Pinney’s is also the home of beloved beach bars Sunshine’s and Double Deuce. The calm, shallow waters are ideal for swimming and wading, but bad weather spells oppressive kelp.

Newcastle Beach

At this beige-sand beach on the Northern tip of the island you can watch the airplanes taking off from the nearby airport as you gaze at the surf, coconut palms swaying in the background. The waters here are popular for snorkeling, thanks to the abundance of brightly colored parrot fish, spotted eels, sea fans, and sponges.

Nisbet Beach

The shoreline is covered in crushed shells, which can make for a tricky tiptoe into the water but, predictably, the beach is popular among shell-seekers.

Oualie Beach

Hands-down, Oualie is the best spot on Nevis for water sports. Several snorkeling, diving, sailing, and kayaking outfitters are based here. Like Newcastle Beach, the waters here are filled with colorful marine life like parrot fish and sponges. Oualie Beach Hotel, which is right on the sand, will stock you up with gear; the hotel’s relaxed beach bar is also a perfect place to sip a rum punch while gazing at the sunset.

White Bay Beach

Also known as Windward Beach, this is your best bet on the rocky east coast. There are decent waves for surfing, but be wary of tides that can quickly turn turbulent.

Indian Castle Beach

This stretch is ideal for beach-goers who want their sand to themselves. Located south of Gingerland at the southern end of the island, the gray-sand beach is far from any major resort and, consequently, is almost always secluded.

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