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 might want to drop by even if you aren't staying nearby. Those searching for a somewhat calm, but somewhat social beach on St. Kitts might enjoy stopping by Half Moon Bay for a few hours. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it's not quiet or boring either.

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, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Since Half Moon Bay can be found in an area that sees many visitors, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Half Moon Bay is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the East coast of St. Kitts. It is close to Royal Beach Casino, which is seen less than a mile to the south-southeast, and it is one of a few favorite local destinations.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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 in the Frigate Bay area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Frigate Bay is nearby and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Guests will find a nice selection of hotels to pick from in the area surrounding the beach. The most convenient of which are listed 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


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so you won't have to wander too far from the sea. One of the nearest restaurants is The Golf Clubhouse. The restaurant features American cuisine. Many guests rave about their comfort food and hamburgers. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's only a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed below.

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

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Half Moon Bay doesn't suit their tastes.

Vacationers may also want to visit Conaree Bay, which is located less than a mile to the north-northwest. Body surfers will find the challenging Atlantic waters off the coast of Conaree Bay to be just what they're looking for.

Half Moon Bay could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, St. Kitts offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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