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Reviewed yesterday

If you like low pressure day at the beach and time in the water, this is the place for you. Fresh water shower, bathrooms, changing room available on site. Great bar service. Free tables, no hassle. You can pay for beach chairs and umbrellas if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tina G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spend a couple days on Cockleshell's sandy wide white sand beach. It has calm to moderate waves for swimming and bathing on the Caribbean side of the island. Plenty of watersports activities and facilities to keep you busy. Worthwhile safe place to beach and eat...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank adventuresportster
Reviewed 3 days ago

This would be a great family beach. They have the facilities and blown up water activity area. We were here in the end of November and the water color wasn't as turquoise but it was a nice beach. Make this your target beach if you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank elleno
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife I visited Cockleshell Beach not for the beach (as we were staying at the Marriott) but for lunch at the Spice Mill. I would say that it is a very nice scenic beach with good sand, gentle slope into the water, view of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bythebeach
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice beach, less touristy, and has 2 restaurants and bathroom facilities. You can also rent various water sports here (paddle boards/jetskis/parasailing). Location is a bit remote and requires a taxi ride from the cruise port. Super soft sand and great swimming. Views of Nevis while...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Nicolemarie017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice beach, rougher sand. Lots of broken up shells throughout the sand. If you have tender feet wear sandals or water shoes. Beach chairs and umbrellas are cheap and food and drinks are good at the Reggae Beach Bar. Nice views out over the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ffchill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach with black sand, the beach is clean the water clear, chairs $5 , umbrellas $10, drinks and food available.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bheath1461
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved my afternoon at Cockleshell Beach with friends. Went to No Limit Bar and sunbathed with rum cocktails and great music. A perfect afternoon.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Writefully
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are 3 beach properties: Reggae, Spice Mill & Hyatt. There were very few people so it felt like a private destination with spectacular views.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Julie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach, warm water, crystal clear water. Lots of drivers ready to take you at the port for $14 pp round trip. jet skis and water sports available. Have the driver take you to the furthest end of the beach for the better views and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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19 October 2018|
Response from mntraveler49 | Reviewed this property |
1. No entrance fee- but be prepared to pay for beach chairs/umbrellas. 2. It was our understanding this was a public beach, so should be open most days during daytime hours. *This beach does not have much in the way of... More
16 May 2018|
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Response from mntraveler49 | Reviewed this property |
Cab fare was about $30 one-way. Each chair was $10 and an umbrella was $5. Water toys were $15+. I think boogie boards were $15 for 30 mins, paddle boards were $25/30 mins., jet skiing was $65/30 mins. We didn’t arrive... More
23 January 2018|
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Response from Pandabuddie | Reviewed this property |
10 dollars each for sun lounger and umbrella