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.
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.
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!
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.
|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|
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.
|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.
|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|
|La Belle Vie-French Cuisine||(869) 465-5216||French||--||--||--|
|Mallalieu Peter & Joan||(869) 465-8666||--||--||--||--|
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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