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 edge of St. Kitts. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. At Half Moon Bay, you won't be too far from the town's major conveniences, yet the shore has a secluded quality to it.

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, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Be mindful that Half Moon Bay is in an area which is an urban area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the East coast of St. Kitts. Royal Beach Casino is seen less than a mile away, and it is among the attractions in the region.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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

Cities and Towns

Half Moon Bay is near Frigate Bay, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The closest town is Frigate Bay, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Visitors will find a fairly good variety of resorts and hotels to choose from in the area that encircles the beach. The most accessible of which are shown in the table that follows.

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 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


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you dine at a nearby restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest restaurants is The Golf Clubhouse. This restaurant offers a menu of 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 nearby restaurants.

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 -- -- -- --
Mallalieu Peter & Joan (869) 465-8666 -- -- -- --
Sun N Sand (869) 465-8037 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Half Moon Bay on St. Kitts.

Another option worth considering is Conaree Bay, which is located within a couple of miles. Body surfers will find the challenging Atlantic waters off the coast of Conaree Bay to be just what they're looking for.

There are countless experiences to enjoy on St. Kitts, and Half Moon Bay offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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