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South Friars Beach

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Address: St. Kitts

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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Long sandy beach that is not particularly good for swimming along its whole length due to rocky outcrops in the water. Sea Urchins are prevalent at one end of the beach so great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long sandy beach that is not particularly good for swimming along its whole length due to rocky outcrops in the water. Sea Urchins are prevalent at one end of the beach so great care is needed when swimming and diving. The other end has the Carambola Beach Club with lots of sun beds etc.

Thank Fishphoto49
Lumberton, New Jersey, United States
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44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pretty beach away from crowds. Waves were calm, water was clear, and snorkeling was fun. Rented two chairs and an umbrella from Carambola Beach Club for $30. There was food and bar available. Short taxi ride from cruise port.

Thank Maria M
Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The beach was very clean, the water was clear, perfect temperature, and the snorkeling was amazing. The beach hut bars down the black sand beach are amazing little gems, covered in palm trees and curious monkeys, with friendly owners. Carambola has a fantastic view, great food, and bar. Staff are all courteous and friendly and taxi service is readily available.... More 

Thank jrobs1983
New Jersey
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884 reviews
544 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,317 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

South Friars is a beautiful sand beach with views of Nevis and the tip of St. Kitts. The water is incredibly warm and clean. You can rent beach chairs and umbrellas from a few different spots on the beach as well. Walk the beach to the awesome bar at the end called Shipwreck for lunch or dinner it's worth it.... More 

3 Thank CCG1982
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100 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This was a very pretty area with great views but it is super commercial... not like some of the other vacation beaches we have been on.... hundreds of people everywhere.

Thank SarahMPhotography
Ottawa, Ontario
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42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We hopped off our ship caught an open air bus for $20.00usd per person for the entire day. The end of our day we were dropped off at South Friars Beach. The beach was clean, rentals of everything was there if you needed or wanted to use. The mountain and ocean views were spectacular. The restaurant was open air and... More 

1 Thank Heather S
Boynton Beach, Florida
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144 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We came here on our last cruise to St. Kitts, and decided to return. If you come by cruise, then the taxis are just off of the pier. The price was $4 per person each way. We were dropped at "The Carambola" which is a very nice beach resort (not hotel) with restrooms, showers and restaurant. We had requested to... More 

1 Thank MommyTess
Polk City, Iowa
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This beach has all the ammenities that one expects on vacation -- including a white sands beach, great bar, WiFi, Power watercraft options, and good snorkeling. The resort prices are reasonable and includes a restroom, restaurant, and showers to get cleaned up. The taxi prices to and from the port are the cheapest in the Caribbean at $4/each way. Whenever... More 

1 Thank Bowulf
Neenah, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We took our time getting off the ship, so we didn't get to South Friars until about 11:30 am and all of the chairs/umbrellas were sold out. There was plenty of space to put towels on the sand, but if you want any shade, get there early. The local restaurant was very pricy, but there are more casual beach bars... More 

Thank Tracy M
London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We went here by taxi, $8 each return from the cruise ship. I would like to say that all the taxi drivers we spoke to were incredibly rude and I am thinking that we won't return to this island because of this. The beach itself is nice, with nice views. The sand gets very hot around midday, please be careful.... More 

1 Thank edwincheekymonkey

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