White Bay Beach

White Bay Beach is known as one of the best beaches on the island for surfers because of the region's active waves. Its rocky coast also makes it remarkably picturesque, and a good spot for a picnic in a remote, infrequently visited area.

Located in Saint George Gingerland Parish, White Bay Beach is on the South East coast of Nevis. You might want whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. There are advantages to visiting a beach that isn't crowded into a major metropolitan area; beautiful but out-of-the-way beaches like White Bay Beach are usually more relaxing than those overrun with fellow travelers.

How to Access The Beach
You'll probably need a 4X4 vehicle to reach this rather secluded destination, unless you want to walk it. It's a couple miles from New River Estate, and not too far southwest from Gingerland. From Gingerland, there are paths that will take you out to the coast.

Amenities and Ambiance

The Atlantic facing White Bay Beach has a rocky, yet picturesque coastline. Because these shores are facing the Atlantic, the waters here can suddenly get rough, so take heed when exploring this part of the ocean. White Bay is sometimes called Windward beach, so travelers may want to keep an eye out for this alternate name.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. If available, you could also order lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available.

White Bay Beach brings visitors a calm and relaxing retreat, due to the fact that the surrounding area is more rural than urban.

What's Nearby


Found on the South East coast of Nevis; it's located near attractions like Nevis Turf And Jockey Club, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

Historical attractions like New River Estate offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at White Bay Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about St. Kitts' past, without having to go too far from the beach. Actually, this shoreline is less than a mile to the north of this site of historical interest.

If a visit to the White Bay Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near White Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Nevis Turf And Jockey Club Horse and Dog Racetrack 0.6 mi. SSW Nevis
Nevisian Heritage Village Museum 0.9 mi. N Nevis
New River Estate Historical Site 0.9 mi. N Nevis
Amerind Archaeological Site Historical Site 0.9 mi. N Nevis
Hanley Road Community Center Convention, Conference and Meeting Space Center 1.0 mi. W Nevis
Diamond Mine Park 1.6 mi. WSW Nevis
Lime Kiln to the Hickman Site Trail Hiking Trail 1.7 mi. N Nevis
Jumby Estate Historical Site 1.9 mi. N Nevis
Drag Race Track Auto Racetracks 1.9 mi. N Nevis
Hermitage Estate Plantation 2.0 mi. WNW Nevis
Nelson's Lookout Historical Site 2.1 mi. W Nevis
Nelson's Lookout Hiking Trail Hiking Trail 2.1 mi. W Nevis

Cities and Towns

White Bay Beach is very close to Charlestown, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Nearby, you'll find the city of Charlestown, which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the beach, Charlestown is not far away, about four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full the nearby hotels are. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may meet guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good amount of places to stay which can be reached in the car. Some of the closest choices are displayed in the following table.

Accommodations near White Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Golden Rock Inn 2.0 NW Cottages
Hermitage Plantation 2.9 W Cottages
Montpelier Plantation 2.9 W Hotel


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. Golden Rock Plantation is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and Indian dishes on the menu. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a short distance away.

A few nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near White Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Golden Rock Plantation (869) 469-3346 Caribbean, Indian Fine Dining 2.0 mi. NW
The Rocks (869) 469-3346 Caribbean Informal 2.0 mi. NW
Old Manor Plantation (869) 469-2079 -- -- 2.0 mi. WNW
The Hermitage Plantation Inn Restaurant (869) 469-3477 Caribbean Informal 2.9 mi. W
Indigo (869) 469-3462 Eclectic Very Casual 2.9 mi. W
Restaurant 750 (869) 469-3462 Caribbean, Contemporary Informal 2.9 mi. W
Mill Privée (869) 469-3462 Caribbean, International Fine Dining 2.9 mi. W
Oasis in the Gardens (869) 469-3509 Thai Fine Dining 3.2 mi. W
Mango (869) 469-1111 Caribbean, Continental Informal 4.3 mi. W
Queen City Ice Cream Parlour (869) 469-5989 Eclectic Very Casual 4.3 mi. W
Seafood Madness Restaurant (869) 469-0558 Caribbean Very Casual 4.3 mi. W
Boddie's Cafe (869) 469-0125 -- -- 4.3 mi. W

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Nevis besides White Bay Beach.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Pinney's Beach, found a quick car or cab ride away. Visitors to Nevis can't pass up the island's most famous beach, with its golden sands and sparkling turquoise waters. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might find that Indian Castle Beach is just right. It's located a mile and a half to the south west.

Travelers may also want to consider Nisbet Beach, which is located six miles away.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand on St. Kitts, but a trip to White Bay Beach could end up a family favorite.


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