Attractions in Charlestown

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The classic Caribbean town of Charlestown is a great destination for tourists who enjoy learning about local history in a setting that makes them feel as though they've gone back in time. On days when they aren't parked on the beach, there are plenty of landmarks to learn about and much natural beauty to take in.


Pinney's Beach

There are a large selection of beaches to visit in and around the area. Just click on each beach name for a detailed article concerning that part of the coast.

Pinney's Beach: Located in between Charlestown and Nelson's Spring on the west coast of Nevis, you can get here by by car or by boat. If in the car, take Pinney's Rd north from Charlestown and take your first left to the shore where you'll find Chevy's Calypso Bar & Grill.

Another option to consider is Indian Castle Beach. Indian Castle Beach is located on the very southern end of Nevis, and its surf is extremely active, creating the perfect condition for surfers and body surfers. Its dramatic coastline, punctuated with coves and scenic inlets, create stunning views in all directions.

Oualie Beach: Oualie Beach can be found just south of Mosquito Bay. The waters here are crystal clear, and lap gently at the beach's beige sands.

Charlestown and the surrounding areas offer several additional beaches. For more about this topic, navigate to this guide.

Landmark Attractions

Museum of Nevis History

Many travelers choose to visit Museum of Nevis History. It is located in Charlestown. The museum is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm Monday through Friday, as well as 9:00am until noon on Saturday.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Horatio Nelson Museum. It is located in the heart of Charlestown. Stop into the Nelcon Museum between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Bath Hotel Historic: Today, the hotel is used for various government purposed, and the pools are free to use. The water is full of volcanic salts, and very therapeutic.

Of course, the area has many other notable landmarks. To get more information about other interesting places to visit in this area, click here.

Natural Attractions

Botanical Gardens of Nevis

Botanical Gardens of Nevis is one of the outdoor attractions that's popular with visitors. The beautiful and flourishing Botanical Gardens of Nevis is located on five acres of the historic Montpelier Estate and serves as one of the top attractions on the small island of Nevis. The Gardens welcome visitors who find relaxation strolling through lush gardens as well as those who enjoy learning about tropical plants that are not only local to the Caribbean, but from around the world.

A second local attraction that's popular with visitors is Nevis Peak. Nevis Peak Park is actually the area surrounding the real Nevis Peak, a currently inactive volacno that is a prime spot for hiking and nature exploration. What is known as a particularly rough hike will take you along the growing incline and to the top, offering absoltuely pristine views as well as a bit of exhaustion.

Charlestown has other choices. You can read this article concerning natural attractions in and near Charlestown if you're interested in learning more information.


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