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.

Located in Tamarind Bay, 1.9 miles west of Newcastle, Oualie Beach is on the North West coast of Nevis. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Although St. Kitts has beaches that are more secluded than Oualie Beach, it retains the right amount of intimacy and natural beauty to attract vacationers.

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.

There is also a restaurant right on the water, so if you don't want to leave Oualie Beach at all, it's worth a try. There are several types of dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy on St. Kitts, but dining at the beach can be especially enjoyable. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Otherwise, you could easily grab some of St. Kitts' famous street food along the way.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. You may also have the option to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who are generally found here.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. You'll find the waters off-shore to be of good snorkeling quality, so bring your equipment if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the North West coast of Nevis; the area hosts attractions such as Hurricane Hill Trail, which is pretty close, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

If you want to learn more about the history of St. Kitts, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Fort Ashby, which is one of the closest destinations of historical interest in the area surrounding Oualie Beach.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of 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

Oualie Beach is in the Charlestown area, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Charlestown is the closest city and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the shore, Charlestown isn't far off, about four and a half miles (seven kilometers).

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a good number of places to stay within driving distance. Some of the closest options can be viewed in the following table.

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
Meadville Apartments -- -- Guest house
Hermitage Plantation 4.6 mi. SSE Cottages
Golden Rock Inn 4.8 mi. SE Cottages
Montpelier Plantation 5.2 mi. SSE Hotel

Food

If you visit the beach around lunchtime this beach has you covered, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. Miss June's Cuisine is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has both Caribbean and International dishes on the menu.

A few nearby dining options are included 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 -- --
The Gin Trap (869) 469-8230 International Very Casual 0.5 mi. NE
Oualie Beach Resort Restaurant (869) 469-9735 Caribbean Informal 0.6 mi. NE
Bananas Bistro (869) 469-1891 Eclectic Informal -- --
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

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

You may also want to try Lover's Beach, a popular beach beloved by tourists. You'll find it one and a quarter miles to the northeast. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Newcastle Beach is a location which doesn't host as many visitors. You'll find it only a short distance away.

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

St. Kitts has a lot to offer its visitors, but Oualie Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.

 

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