Newcastle Beach

Just off the coastline there are several great snorkeling spots for underwater adventurers to explore. If you prefer to keep your head above water, there are several beach front hotels, clubs, and places to dine at Newcastle beach.

Positioned near the heart of Newcastle, Newcastle Beach is on the North coast of Nevis. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Eventually, visitors notice that beaches throughout St. Kitts tend to be pretty quiet, but Newcastle Beach is a little different.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is located right on the western end of the Vance W Amory International Airport. Follow the road around the landing strip where you'll find a parking area.

Amenities and Ambiance

The soft carmel-colored sands of New Castle beach are shaded by lush green coconut trees. This beautiful beach is located at the northernmost tip of the island, next to the Nevis's airport. With a dock jutting out from the island into the channel separating Nevis from St Kitts, you'll see many boaters in the surrounding waters.

The concession stand at this spot is also an option. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to try local specialties from one of the mobile vendors who are generally found here.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

Since Newcastle Beach happens to be located within an area that sees many visitors, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the North coast of Nevis. Garner's Estate Loop is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of a number of popular spots in the area.

Historical attractions such as Cottle Church Ruins offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Newcastle Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about St. Kitts, without straying too far from the coastline. As a matter of fact, this coastline is located only a brief walk or taxi ride away from this place of historical interest.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Newcastle Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Garner's Estate Loop Hiking Trail 0.9 mi. SSW Nevis
Cat Ghaut Chip n Putt Golf Course 0.9 mi. S Nevis
Cottle Church Ruins Historical Site 1.0 mi. SW Nevis
Cottle Ghaut & Bat Cave Trail Hiking Trail 1.1 mi. W Nevis
Hurricane Hill Trail Hiking Trail 1.5 mi. W Nevis
Fort Ashby Historical Site 2.9 mi. SW Nevis
Site Of Jamestown Historical Site 3.0 mi. SW Nevis
Horatio Nelson Landing Site Historical Site 3.1 mi. SW Nevis
Butler's Bay Walk Hiking Trail 3.4 mi. SE Nevis
Boiling House Ruins Historical Site 3.6 mi. S Nevis
Mountravers Loop Hiking Trail 4.0 mi. SW Nevis
The Source Trail Hiking Trail 4.0 mi. S Nevis

Cities and Towns

Newcastle Beach is very close to Charlestown, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The city of Charlestown is close-by and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From Newcastle Beach, Charlestown is a car ride off, about five and a half miles (nine kilometers) away.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it can attract guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

There is a nice assortment of resort and hotel options to pick from in the vicinity of the beach. The most convenient of which are shown below.

Accommodations near Newcastle Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Nisbet Plantation Beach Club 0.5 mi. E Resort
Mount Nevis Hotel & Beach Club 0.9 mi. SW Hotel
Oualie Beach Resort 1.8 mi. W Resort
Four Seasons Nevis 4.4 mi. SW Resort
Golden Rock Inn 4.6 mi. S Cottages
Pinney's Beach Hotel 5.0 mi. SW Resort
Hermitage Plantation 5.0 mi. S Cottages
Meadville Apartments -- -- Guest house
Old Manor Hotel Nevis 5.1 mi. S Hotel
Montpelier Plantation 5.8 mi. S Hotel

Food

When you start craving an afternoon snack, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you won't have to look too far away. One of the closest restaurants is Pizza Beach. The restaurant serves International cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their pizza.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Newcastle Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Pizza Beach (869) 469-9395 International Informal -- --
Bambooshay Bar & Restaurant (869) 469-9097 -- -- -- --
Rumours Bar & Grill (869) 469-9436 -- -- -- --
Coconuts (869) 469-9325 Caribbean Informal 0.5 mi. E
The Great House (869) 469-9325 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.5 mi. ESE
Mount Nevis Hotel Restaurant (869) 469-9373 Eclectic Fine Dining 0.9 mi. SW
The Gin Trap (869) 469-8230 International Very Casual 1.7 mi. W
Oualie Beach Resort Restaurant (869) 469-9735 Caribbean Informal 1.7 mi. W
Manhattan Gardens (869) 465-9121 Caribbean, Creole, International -- 1.9 mi. SE
Bananas Bistro (869) 469-1891 Eclectic Informal -- --
Miss June's Cuisine (869) 469-5330 Caribbean, International Fine Dining -- --
Chrishi Beach Club (869) 469-5959 Eclectic Very Casual 2.7 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Nevis besides Newcastle Beach.

Another location you might enjoy is Lover's Beach, which is in a pretty active location. You'll find it less than a mile to the west. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, Oualie Beach could be a good option for you. It is located only a short distance away.

Travelers may also want to consider Nisbet Beach, located within a couple of miles.

Maybe Newcastle Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, St. Kitts offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.

 

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