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South Friars Beach

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Address: St. Kitts
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A clean and friendly beach where a variety of sea life, including squid and...

A clean and friendly beach where a variety of sea life, including squid and sea urchin, reside.

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Relaxing beach in St Kitts

We like this beach for it calm waters, snorkeling and relaxing atmosphere. It can get crowded so get there early.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like this beach for it calm waters, snorkeling and relaxing atmosphere. It can get crowded so get there early.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Why? It's on the Caribbean side, so it's warmer and the waves are milder. It's got Carambola Beach Club on the north end for chaises and umbrellas and Shipwreck Bar on the south end, a half-mile away, for great food, a fun vibe, and monkeys.

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Port Dover, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was such as beautiful beach. It was very clean and the water was warm. It was very sunny and hot that day so we had to pay $10 for every lounge chair at the beach along with another $10 for a sun umbrella. The snorkeling was was really good. They do have a restaurant there and its very expensive...... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach is a nice quiet beach with absolutely amazing sunsets! You can visit wild monkeys near Shipwreck beach bar. The monkeys generally stay near the hill side but you can get pretty close to them which was awesome for my toddler. He thought it was the best thing ever!

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great place to enjoy the delights of the beach. chairs + shades to hire. but get their earlyish to avoid being disappoint. good facilities and refreshments. Ideal Carrib. resort in danger of getting to popular. Don't forget to walk along the beach to the Discovery bar, unsophisticated shack with character.

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A truly delightful beach as soon as you realise that you can avoid the crowds. The water is clear and warm, the sand volcanic but clean

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Cedar City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wide beach, we played at the far end called Shipwreck Beach. The dark-ish sand holds the heat...so beware of hot feet. The waves are low and gentle. A small bar and grill has chairs and hammocks in the shade to use free of charge ( they ask only that you buy something from them ). And there is a snorkel... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Backdrop was very nice. Beach chairs are $10 a piece..Umbrella is $10. Nice facility for a beach. I would recommend bottled or canned beverages as bees and flies were swarming the area where mixed drinks were being made. I ordered fries and threw them away after eating a couple because they tasted like fish.

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2 Thank Allen W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Basseterre was the last stop on our cruise and we opted for a beach day. Just off the cruise ship you can grab a group taxi service for $4 per person that will take you you to South Friars Beach. Nice, scenic drive. Chairs with cushions and parasols are available for $10 each piece and you can rent snorkel equipment.... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Spent the day here ! Beach was lovely with the amazing volcanic backdrop.! water terrific- snorkeling and other water sports available. Lounge chairs and umbrellas are rentals but were extremely comfortable with thick cushions perfect for a little snooze😘 There was a beach bar just behind our sandy stretch and a dining room that served very good food. They did... More 

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