Lover's Beach

It's an odd day when Lover's Beach is crowded. This easily accessible, but hidden beach is a destination for those looking to take in the natural beauty of Nevis. A long coast, crystal water, and the surrounding image of mountains and forests make Lover's Beach an idealistic spot.

Set on the northwestern part of Saint James Windward Parish, 0.8 miles west-northwest of Newcastle, Lover's Beach is on the North coast of Nevis. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Lover's Beach stands out from other beaches because it's one of the best spots for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Many of the other beaches on St. Kitts may be just as beautiful, but are usually busier since they're near some of the most popular hotels.

How to Access The Beach
Lover's Beach is located right off the main northern road, and is just west of Vance W. Armory Airport. It is hidden behind a dense set of trees, and if you make it to Oualie Beach, you have gone too far. Once you pass the airport road heading west, be on the lookout for a right turn through the trees.

Amenities and Ambiance

This laid back beach has options for anyone looking for a peaceful time. The long coast offers a nice walk to visitors, the gently rolling waves are great for waders, and the warm sand is great for those laying out and watching the ferries.

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.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Lover's Beach is on the North coast of Nevis. Cottle Ghaut & Bat Cave Trail is seen a quarter mile away, and it is one of a few local attractions.

If you want more information on the history of St. Kitts, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For instance, nearby is Cottle Church Ruins, which is three quarters of a mile to the south.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Lover's Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cottle Ghaut & Bat Cave Trail Hiking Trail 0.3 mi. SSW Nevis
Hurricane Hill Trail Hiking Trail 0.6 mi. W Nevis
Cottle Church Ruins Historical Site 0.6 mi. S Nevis
Garner's Estate Loop Hiking Trail 0.9 mi. SE Nevis
Cat Ghaut Chip n Putt Golf Course 1.1 mi. SE Nevis
Fort Ashby Historical Site 2.2 mi. SW Nevis
Site Of Jamestown Historical Site 2.2 mi. SW Nevis
Horatio Nelson Landing Site Historical Site 2.3 mi. SW Nevis
Mountravers Loop Hiking Trail 3.6 mi. SSW Nevis
Four Season Golf Course Golf Course 3.6 mi. SSW Nevis
Boiling House Ruins Historical Site 3.9 mi. SSE Nevis
Montravers Estate Historical Site 4.0 mi. SSW Nevis

Cities and Towns

The closest town is Basseterre, which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From Lover's Beach, Charlestown is a car ride off, about five miles (eight and a half kilometers) away.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a pretty nice range of resorts and hotels to choose from in the area around Lover's Beach. The closest of which can be seen below.

Accommodations near Lover's Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Mount Nevis Hotel & Beach Club 0.8 mi. SE Hotel
Oualie Beach Resort 0.8 mi. WSW Resort
Nisbet Plantation Beach Club 1.4 mi. E Resort
Four Seasons Nevis 3.8 mi. SW Resort
Pinney's Beach Hotel 4.5 mi. SSW Resort
Meadville Apartments -- -- Guest house
Golden Rock Inn 4.8 mi. SSE Cottages
Hermitage Plantation 5.0 mi. S Cottages
Old Manor Hotel Nevis 5.3 mi. SSE Hotel
Montpelier Plantation 5.7 mi. S Hotel

Food

If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest restaurants is Pizza Beach. The restaurant features International food. They are also known for serving pizza.

Nearby restaurants are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Lover's Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Pizza Beach (869) 469-9395 International Informal -- --
Mount Nevis Hotel Restaurant (869) 469-9373 Eclectic Fine Dining 0.8 mi. SSE
The Gin Trap (869) 469-8230 International Very Casual 0.8 mi. WSW
Oualie Beach Resort Restaurant (869) 469-9735 Caribbean Informal 0.8 mi. WSW
Bambooshay Bar & Restaurant (869) 469-9097 -- -- -- --
Rumours Bar & Grill (869) 469-9436 -- -- -- --
Bananas Bistro (869) 469-1891 Eclectic Informal -- --
The Great House (869) 469-9325 Caribbean Fine Dining 1.4 mi. E
Coconuts (869) 469-9325 Caribbean Informal 1.4 mi. E
Miss June's Cuisine (869) 469-5330 Caribbean, International Fine Dining -- --
Chrishi Beach Club (869) 469-5959 Eclectic Very Casual 1.9 mi. SW
Legends Beach Bar & Grill (869) 469-7119 -- -- 1.9 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach on Nevis will have lots of options besides Lover's Beach.

Another location you might enjoy is Newcastle Beach, found just a short distance away. Newcastle Beach is located near many of the island's hot spots. More active guests, though, may be interested in White Bay Beach, which offers more action, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. It's located seven miles to the southeast.

Another location you may want to try is Nisbet Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

You may find that Lover's Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions on St. Kitts you might like.

 

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