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 on the eastern outskirts of Saint George Gingerland Parish, White Bay Beach is on the South East coast of Nevis. You might want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. This beach is not just another pleasant piece of the coast, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like St. Kitts. While White Bay Beach might be a little more trouble to reach, it's a pleasure to find an undisturbed plot of sand like this one.

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.

There is also a concession stand available. On some days, it may be possible to buy food from one of the local vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline.

If you happen to like sunny days that provide a serene place to escape, then think about trying out White Bay Beach; it is found within a more natural sector of Nevis.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South East coast of Nevis; the area is home to other attractions such as Nevis Turf And Jockey Club, which is three quarters of a mile to the south-southwest.

To some, museums and beaches may seem an odd combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Nevisian Heritage Village (one of the closest to White Bay Beach) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a whole new way to view St. Kitts' traditions and culture.

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 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 near Charlestown, so walking the city is a definite option. The city of Charlestown is close-by and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From White Bay Beach, Charlestown isn't far off, about four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may see visitors staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent number of places to stay within driving distance. Some of the closest possibilities have been displayed in the following list.

Accommodations near White Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Golden Rock Plantation Inn 2.0 NW Cottages
Old Manor Hotel Nevis 2.0 WNW Hotel
Hermitage Plantation 2.9 W Cottages


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest restaurants is Golden Rock Plantation. The restaurant has both Caribbean and Indian menu items. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants are shown 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
Cooperage Restaurant (869) 469-3445 Caribbean, International Informal 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

Other Beaches

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

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Pinney's Beach, situated a brief car or taxi trip away. Visitors to Nevis can't pass up the island's most famous beach, with its golden sands and sparkling turquoise waters. Others might prefer Indian Castle Beach, which offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to other popular destinations. You'll find it a mile and a half to the south west.

Another location you may want to try is Nisbet Beach, located six miles away.

There's plenty to see and do on St. Kitts, and dropping by White Bay Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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