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 on the eastern outskirts of Newcastle, Nisbet Beach is on the North edge of Nevis. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying very close. Visitors should keep in mind that, while Nisbet Beach is by no means quiet and secluded, you wouldn't necessarily call it a busy beach either. This makes it a good option for vacationers who want to enjoy a beach with mild activity 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.

Nisbet Beach does have public restrooms for your convenience. You will also have access to chairs and umbrellas here, so visitors hoping for a break from the hot sun will get their wish.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North coast of Nevis. It is near Cat Ghaut Chip n Putt, which is one of a few attractions close-by.

If you want more information on the history of St. Kitts, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. For instance, nearby is Cottle Church Ruins, which is a mile and a half away.

If you can't wait to see as many of St. Kitts' attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

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

Charlestown is the closest town and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the beach, Charlestown isn't out of reach at five and a half miles (nine kilometers) away.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it can attract visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Vacationers will find a good assortment of lodging options to pick from in the vicinity of the beach. The most convenient of which have been listed in the table that follows.

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 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


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest places to eat is Coconuts. This restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. They're also renowned for their barbecue. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a little ways away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are included in the following table.

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
The Gin Trap (869) 469-8230 International Very Casual 2.2 mi. W
Oualie Beach Resort Restaurant (869) 469-9735 Caribbean Informal 2.2 mi. W
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

Nisbet Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit on Nevis.

Perhaps Nisbet Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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