Half Moon Bay

On the Atlantic side of the island, where the waters are at their roughest, Half Moon Bay curves inland enough to mitigate some of the more severe waves, creating swimming conditions superior to some nearby spots.

Located 2.3 miles east-northeast of Basseterre, Half Moon Bay is on the East coast of St. Kitts. You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Vacationers will notice that, though Half Moon Bay isn't considered a quiet and secluded part of the coast, it's not the rowdiest beach on St. Kitts either. It's the perfect choice for vacationers who want to enjoy a beach with mild activity without getting stuck in the most crowded parts of town.

How to Access The Beach

Accessing the beach can be difficult as it is surrounded by the Royal St Kitts Golf Course, but it's possible by heading south along the coast from nearby Conaree, or by going north on the road that runs alongside the Marriott.

Amenities and Ambiance

The coast is covered in a distinctively dark, almost black sand; and like the nearby appropriately named Muddy Point, walking can sometimes be difficult on the sludgy surface. The winding coastline and nearby hillsides make for pleasant scenery, though, and the atmosphere is very relaxed.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Bear in mind that the area surrounding Half Moon Bay is a popular spot, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Half Moon Bay on the East coast of St. Kitts. It is near some interesting sites like Royal Beach Casino, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction, and it is one of a few attractions in the area.

If you can't wait to see as many of St. Kitts' attractions as possible, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Half Moon Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Royal Beach Casino Casino 0.9 mi. SSE St. Kitts
Royal St. Kitts Golf Club Golf Course 1.0 mi. S St. Kitts
Royal St. Kitts Casino Casino 1.0 mi. S St. Kitts

Cities and Towns

Half Moon Bay is close to Frigate Bay, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. The city of Frigate Bay is close-by and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

You'll find a good amount of places to stay which can be reached in the car. Some of the closest options are seen in the table below.

Accommodations near Half Moon Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Rock Haven 0.7 mi. SSE B & B
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino 0.9 mi. SSE Resort
Royal St Kitts Hotel and Casino 1.0 mi. S Resort
Sugar Bay Club 1.3 mi. S Hotel
Frigate Bay Resort 1.4 mi. S Resort
Timothy Beach Resort 1.6 mi. S Resort


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is The Golf Clubhouse. The restaurant has American food. They are also known for serving comfort food and hamburgers. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a short distance away.

The table below lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Half Moon Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Golf Clubhouse (869) 466-1200 American Informal 0.5 mi. SSE
Blu Seafood Restaurant (869) 466-1200 International Informal 0.9 mi. SSE
Calypso Restaurant (869) 466-1200 American Very Casual 0.9 mi. SSE
La Cucina (869) 466-1200 Italian Fine Dining 0.9 mi. SSE
Pizza Shack (869) 466-1200 American, Italian Very Casual 0.9 mi. SSE
Royal Grille Steakhouse (869) 466-1200 American Fine Dining 0.9 mi. SSE
Bohemia Beach Bar and Grill (869) 466-1200 International Very Casual 0.9 mi. SSE
Café Calypso (869) 466-1200 Eclectic Very Casual 0.9 mi. SSE
Karma Beach Bar (869) 763-4069 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Very Casual 1.0 mi. SSE
Ackee Cafe (869) 762-0580 -- -- -- --
La Belle Vie-French Cuisine (869) 465-5216 French -- -- --
Mallalieu Peter & Joan (869) 465-8666 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches on St. Kitts besides Half Moon Bay worth visiting.

You might also want to visit Conaree Bay, located only a short distance away. Body surfers will find the challenging Atlantic waters off the coast of Conaree Bay to be just what they're looking for.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand on St. Kitts, but Half Moon Bay is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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