Pinney's Beach

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The calm, clear waters of Pinney's Beach are perfect for just about everything. From swimming to water sports, visitors can enjoy it all. There's plenty of room to sunbathe on the golden sands or take a romantic stroll at the water's edge. Pinney's is considered the best beach on Nevis, but with four miles of sand to spread out on, it never gets too crowded. You can stay for as long as you want, too, as this public beach is open 24 hours.

Located on the southern edge of Saint Thomas Lowland Parish, Pinney's Beach is on the West edge of Nevis. You might want whether or not you are staying particularly close by. Travelers who want to avoid long taxi rides will probably like Pinney's Beach. The area surrounding this beach has so much to offer because it isn't far from the center of the city's action.

How to Access The 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.

Amenities and Ambiance

Pinney's Beach stretches for miles along the Caribbean coast of Nevis. Soft white sands line the beach, as well as swaying palms and coconut trees. The golden sands lead down to the sparkling blue, crystal clear water of the Caribbean. Protected by a reef, the water remains very calm.

There is also a restaurant right on the water, so if you don't want to leave Pinney's Beach at all, it's worth a try. Each country in the Caribbean has its own style of cuisine, and St. Kitts is no different. One of the most convenient, and relaxing spots to sample the local fare is right on the water. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Pinney's Beach is the ultimate convenience. You may also have the option to try local specialties from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Pinney's Beach is one of the most popular on the island, but with four miles of sand to spread out on, it never gets crowded.

Since Pinney's Beach is found within a commonly visited area, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the West coast of Nevis. It is near some interesting sites like Montravers Estate, which is among the attractions in the region.

Museums and beaches may seem an odd combination to some, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Sports Museum (positioned just a walk or cab ride away) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new perspective of St. Kitts.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Pinney's Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Montravers Estate Historical Site 0.1 mi. ENE Nevis
Cultural Centre Convention, Conference and Meeting Space Center 0.7 mi. S Nevis
Nevis Slave Market Ruins Historical Site 0.9 mi. S Nevis
Christena Memorial Plaque Monument 1.0 mi. S Nevis
Sports Museum Museum 1.0 mi. S Nevis
Historic Jewish Cemetery Historical Site 1.1 mi. S Nevis
Charlestown Courthouse Historical Site 1.1 mi. S Nevis
Charlestown Library Library / Archive 1.1 mi. S Nevis
Fort Charles Historical Site 1.4 mi. S Nevis
Bath Hotel Historic Historical Site 1.4 mi. S Nevis
Hamilton House Historical Site 1.5 mi. SE Nevis
Horatio Nelson Museum Museum 1.5 mi. S Nevis

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Charlestown is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the shore, Charlestown is a fairly short distance away, maybe a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can attract guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

While there aren't many hotels that are within a short car ride, the ones found nearest to the water have been listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Pinney's Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Pinney's Beach Hotel 0.5 mi. S Resort
Meadville Apartments -- -- Guest house


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the nearest restaurants is Chevy's Calypso Bar & Grill. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Pinney's Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Chevy's Calypso Bar & Grill -- -- -- 0.0 mi. SSE
Sunshine's (869) 469-1089 Caribbean -- 0.1 mi. N
Cabana (869) 469-1111 International Informal 0.3 mi. N
Coral Grill (869) 469-1111 International Fine Dining 0.3 mi. N
Neve (869) 469-1111 Continental Informal 0.3 mi. N
Ocean Bistro Restaurant (869) 469-5207 Eclectic Informal 0.5 mi. S
Yachtsman Grill (869) 469-1382 Caribbean -- -- --
Octagon Mermaid (869) 469-0673 Caribbean Very Casual 0.9 mi. S
Eddy's Restaurant (869) 469-5958 International Very Casual 1.0 mi. S
Le Bistro (264) 497-5111 International -- -- --
Boddie's Cafe (869) 469-0125 -- -- 1.6 mi. SE
D L S Snackette (869) 469-5997 -- -- 1.6 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Pinney's Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Pinney's Beach is one of the features you love, think about checking out Lover's Beach, another location where you'll find fun and action. You'll find it four miles to the north-northeast. If you're looking for something a little more private, you might find what you want at Oualie Beach. It is located a quick car or cab ride away.

You may also want to consider Nisbet Beach, located reasonably close-by, meaning a short cab ride will get you here pretty easily.

St. Kitts has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Pinney's Beach is just one of the many options.


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