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 should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. The beaches found throughout St. Kitts tend to be pretty quiet, but Pinney's Beach stands out as a pleasant exception to this rule.

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.

Of course, you could always try the shoreside restaurant right on Pinney's Beach, which is the ultimate convenience for beachgoers. Each country in the Caribbean has its own style of cuisine, and St. Kitts is no different. One of the most enjoyable places to enjoy delicious local specialties is right on the water. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Pinney's Beach is the ultimate convenience. If available, you could also get lunch from one of the local vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. 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 happens to be located in an active, busy area, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the West coast of Nevis; the area hosts attractions such as Montravers Estate, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Sports Museum, a lovely museum found just a walk or cab ride away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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

Nearby, you'll find the town of Charlestown, which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From Pinney's Beach, Charlestown is a fairly short distance away, roughly a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Though this area doesn't sport many hotels within a several miles, the nearest ones are shown in the following table.

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

Food

One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to walk to a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest restaurants is Chevy's Calypso Bar & Grill. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's only a short distance away.

A few nearby dining options are shown below.

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 American, Caribbean -- 0.7 mi. N
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

There are multiple beaches to discover on Nevis, of course, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You might also enjoy Lover's Beach, a popular beach beloved by tourists. It is located four miles to the north-northeast. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, consider Oualie Beach. It is located a quick car or cab ride away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Nisbet Beach, located five miles away.

There are countless experiences to enjoy on St. Kitts, and Pinney's Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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