Oualie Beach

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Grab an ice-cold refreshing cocktail at the Oualie Beach Hotel where you can also rent equipment for watersports, so you can enjoy the beautiful blue waters of the Caribbean. Diving and snorkeling are the most popular activities here, but windsurfing, sailing, and kayaking are also available. There is a barbecue with live music hosted here on Tuesday nights.

Situated in Tamarind Bay, 1.9 miles west of Newcastle, Oualie Beach is on the North West coast of Nevis. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Those of you who want the best of both worlds——a sense of seclusion, but the option for activity—— may really like a visit to Oualie Beach. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it also doesn't completely lack a social atmosphere.

How to Access The Beach

You can get here directly from St. Kitts. A water taxi will take you right up to the shore of this cove on Nevis's northwestern coast.

Amenities and Ambiance

Oualie Beach can be found just south of Mosquito Bay. The waters here are crystal clear, and lap gently at the beach's beige sands. You can kick back in relax in hammocks or in chairs which are free if you are eating or drinking at the beach bar. There is a small boat anchorage available.

You'll also discover that there is a restaurant on the shore worth trying. There are so many dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy on St. Kitts, but eating at the beach can be especially memorable. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Set on the North West coast of Nevis; it's located near attractions like Hurricane Hill Trail, which is three quarters of a mile to the northeast.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Sports Museum. This museum is located four miles away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Oualie Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Hurricane Hill Trail Hiking Trail 0.8 mi. NE Nevis
Fort Ashby Historical Site 1.0 mi. SSW Nevis
Site Of Jamestown Historical Site 1.0 mi. SSW Nevis
Cottle Ghaut & Bat Cave Trail Hiking Trail 1.1 mi. ENE Nevis
Horatio Nelson Landing Site Historical Site 1.1 mi. SSW Nevis
Cottle Church Ruins Historical Site 1.2 mi. E Nevis
Garner's Estate Loop Hiking Trail 1.6 mi. E Nevis
Cat Ghaut Chip n Putt Golf Course 1.8 mi. E Nevis
Four Season Golf Course Golf Course 2.5 mi. S Nevis
Mountravers Loop Hiking Trail 2.7 mi. S Nevis
Montravers Estate Historical Site 2.9 mi. S Nevis
Hamilton House Historical Site 3.7 mi. S Nevis

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Charlestown is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the coast, Charlestown is a quick trip away, about four and a half miles (seven kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Visitors will find a good selection of accommodations to choose from near the beach. The most accessible of which can be seen in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Oualie Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Oualie Beach Resort 0.5 mi. NE Resort
Mount Nevis Hotel & Beach Club 1.4 mi. E Hotel
Nisbet Plantation Beach Club 2.6 mi. E Resort
Four Seasons Nevis 2.7 mi. SSW Resort
Pinney's Beach Hotel 3.4 mi. S Resort
Meadville Apartments -- -- Guest house
Hermitage Plantation 4.6 mi. SSE Cottages
Golden Rock Plantation Inn 4.8 mi. SE Cottages
Old Manor Hotel Nevis 5.0 mi. SE Hotel
Montpelier Plantation 5.2 mi. SSE Hotel

Food

If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, this beach has you covered, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is Miss June's Cuisine. This restaurant has both Caribbean and International dishes on the menu.

Nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Oualie Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Miss June's Cuisine (869) 469-5330 Caribbean, International Fine Dining -- --
Oualie Beach Resort Restaurant (869) 469-9735 Caribbean Informal 0.6 mi. NE
Bananas Bistro (869) 469-1891 Eclectic Informal -- --
The Gallipot (869) 469-8230 Eclectic Very Casual -- --
Chrishi Beach Club (869) 469-5959 Eclectic Very Casual 0.7 mi. SSW
Legends Beach Bar & Grill (869) 469-7119 -- -- 0.7 mi. SSW
Gateways Beach Bar & Grill (869) 469-0084 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Coconut Grove (869) 469-1020 French Fine Dining 1.3 mi. SSW
Mount Nevis Hotel Restaurant (869) 469-9373 Eclectic Fine Dining 1.4 mi. E
Bambooshay Bar & Restaurant (869) 469-9097 -- -- -- --
Rumours Bar & Grill (869) 469-9436 -- -- -- --
Pizza Beach (869) 469-9395 International Informal -- --

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Oualie Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

If the active mood at Oualie Beach is one of the features you love, you'll want to consider heading to Lover's Beach, a spot with the same type of electricity. You'll find it one and a quarter miles to the northeast. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Newcastle Beach is a beach secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. It is located only a short distance away.

You may also enjoy Nisbet Beach, located two and a half miles to the east-northeast.

Oualie Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, St. Kitts offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.

 

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