Nisbet Beach

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One of the only tourist beaches on the island, Nisbet Beach serves the guests of the Nisbet Plantation Beach Hotel - though other guests are permitted too. Offering the natural beauty of Nevis and the modern amenities of St. Kitts, Nisbet Beach is a nice compromise for unsure visitors.

Positioned in Newcastle, Nisbet Beach is on the North edge of Nevis. You might want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Visitors should keep in mind that, while Nisbet Beach is certainly not secluded, it's not the busiest of St. Kitts' beaches either. This makes it a good option for vacationers who want to visit a somewhat lively beach without getting stuck in the most crowded parts of town.

How to Access The Beach

Anyone that wants to visit Nisbet Beach will need to park and got through the Nisbet Plantation Beach Hotel, located just to the east of the Airport.

Amenities and Ambiance

Guarded by scattered palms and offering crystal clear water, Nisbet Beach is without doubt a tropical beach. To top it off, the mountains dotting the horizon solidify the beach as a marvelously beautiful place. Just remember that during the high tourist season, this is one of the few beaches on the island that can get crowded.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Nisbet Beach. Additionally, you will have access to umbrellas and chairs, so guests looking for a relaxing spot in the shade will get their wish.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Nisbet Beach on the North coast of Nevis; the area hosts attractions such as Cat Ghaut Chip n Putt, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

To some, beaches and museums may seem an odd combination, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like Nevisian Heritage Village (one of the closest to Nisbet Beach) offer a fun learning experience and help share a different side of St. Kitts.

If a visit to the Nisbet Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Nisbet Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cat Ghaut Chip n Putt Golf Course 1.1 mi. SW Nevis
Garner's Estate Loop Hiking Trail 1.2 mi. SW Nevis
Cottle Church Ruins Historical Site 1.4 mi. WSW Nevis
Cottle Ghaut & Bat Cave Trail Hiking Trail 1.5 mi. W Nevis
Hurricane Hill Trail Hiking Trail 2.0 mi. W Nevis
Butler's Bay Walk Hiking Trail 3.1 mi. SE Nevis
Fort Ashby Historical Site 3.3 mi. WSW Nevis
Site Of Jamestown Historical Site 3.4 mi. SW Nevis
Horatio Nelson Landing Site Historical Site 3.5 mi. SW Nevis
Boiling House Ruins Historical Site 3.5 mi. S Nevis
The Source Trail Hiking Trail 3.9 mi. S Nevis
Mountravers Loop Hiking Trail 4.2 mi. SW Nevis

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Charlestown, a town which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the coast, Charlestown is about five and a half miles (nine kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may see visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a decent amount of lodgings which can be reached in the car. A list of the closest choices are seen in the following list.

Accommodations near Nisbet Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Nisbet Plantation Beach Club 0.0 mi. S Resort
Mount Nevis Hotel & Beach Club 1.2 mi. SW Hotel
Oualie Beach Resort 2.2 mi. W Resort
Golden Rock Plantation Inn 4.4 mi. S Cottages
Four Seasons Nevis 4.7 mi. SW Resort
Hermitage Plantation 5.1 mi. S Cottages
Old Manor Hotel Nevis 5.1 mi. S Hotel
Pinney's Beach Hotel 5.3 mi. SW Resort
Meadville Apartments -- -- Guest house
Montpelier Plantation 5.8 mi. S Hotel


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Nisbet Beach; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest restaurants is Coconuts. This restaurant has Caribbean food. They're also renowned for their barbecue. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants are shown below.

Restaurants near Nisbet Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Coconuts (869) 469-9325 Caribbean Informal 0.0 mi. S
The Great House (869) 469-9325 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.2 mi. S
Pizza Beach (869) 469-9395 International Informal -- --
Bambooshay Bar & Restaurant (869) 469-9097 -- -- -- --
Rumours Bar & Grill (869) 469-9436 -- -- -- --
Mount Nevis Hotel Restaurant (869) 469-9373 Eclectic Fine Dining 1.2 mi. SW
Manhattan Gardens (869) 465-9121 Caribbean, Creole, International -- 1.5 mi. SE
Oualie Beach Resort Restaurant (869) 469-9735 Caribbean Informal 2.2 mi. W
The Gallipot (869) 469-8230 Eclectic Very Casual -- --
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 3.1 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Nisbet Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Maybe Nisbet Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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