Charlestown Attractions

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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

You'll discover a large selection of beaches to choose from in and around the area. You can click on the name of the beach to get additional information concerning that section of the coast.

Pinney's Beach: The calm, clear waters of Pinney's Beach are perfect for just about everything. From swimming to water sports, visitors can enjoy it all.

A second option to consider is Indian Castle Beach. On the southern part of Nevis, from Taylor's Pleasure, head southeast on the road beginning at Gingerland Public Cemetery in between Gingerland Methodist Church and the Brookes gas station. Follow this south through a residential area.

Oualie Beach: Grab an ice-cold refreshing cocktail at the Oualie Beach Hotel where you can also rent equipment for watersports, so you can enjoy the beautiful blue waters of the Caribbean. Diving and snorkeling are the most popular activities here, but windsurfing, sailing, and kayaking are also available.

Charlestown and the surrounding areas offer many other beach choices. Click here to visit our extended discussion of beaches for Charlestown.

Landmark Attractions

Museum of Nevis History

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Museum of Nevis History. It is found within Charlestown. There are several main areas of the museum that all offer different aspects of history and learning. One floor, dedicated to Horatio Nelson, shows the history of Nelson, his career in the English Navy, and the role he played in securing England's hold in Europe and the Caribbean.

Another landmark worth visiting is Horatio Nelson Museum. It is located within 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.

But that's not all -- you'll find other choices. You can find more details about other interesting places to visit in Charlestown here.

Natural Attractions

Botanical Gardens of Nevis

Botanical Gardens of Nevis is one of the outdoor tourist attractions that's worth a visit. 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.

Nevis Peak is another place worth a visit. 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 natural attractions. To learn about more natural attractions in and around Charlestown, go to this page.


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