Conaree Bay

Body surfing is a favorite activity in the Atlantic swells off Conaree Bay. Swimming might not be a good idea for inexperienced swimmers since the waters can get turbulent. You'll probably want to pack some food and a cooler if you plan on spending the day here since the closest restaurant is more than two miles away.

Set 2.5 miles northeast of Basseterre, Conaree Bay is on the East edge of St. Kitts. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying nearby. If there's one beach that appeals to a large rage of visitors, it's Conaree Bay, since it's fun and active, but never really too crowded. If you're not interested on St. Kitts' completely quiet and hidden beaches, but also want a little space to spread out, this beach is right in the middle.

How to Access The Beach
Head northwest on Wellington Rd a short distance from Basseterre until you reach Conaree Village, which is located just west of the airport. From here, make the short journey to the coast. From Independence Square in downtown Basseterre, the beach is 2.2 miles away.

Amenities and Ambiance

Conaree Bay is a popular beach located on the Atlantic side of the island. The beach is a narrow strip of dark, mostly black, sand. The waters off this beach have tendency to get rough at times. Located near North Frigate Bay, this is a quieter, more isolated area.

The concession stand at this spot is also an option. On some days, it may be possible to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. This beach is popular among sports enthusiasts and locals. Some robberies have occurred on this beach, so always safeguard your belongings.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the East coast of St. Kitts; the area hosts attractions such as Carib Brewery, which is only a short distance away, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

Museums and beaches may seem an odd combination to some, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like National Museum (found two and a half miles to the south west) offer an entertaining diversion and a new way to experience St. Kitts' culture.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Conaree Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Carib Brewery Brewery 1.3 mi. W St. Kitts
Royal Beach Casino Casino 1.8 mi. SSE St. Kitts
Royal St. Kitts Golf Club Golf Course 1.9 mi. S St. Kitts
Warner Park Sports Complex Sporting Event Venue 2.2 mi. SW St. Kitts
Co-Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Historical Site 2.2 mi. SW St. Kitts
Basseterre Courthouse Historical Site 2.3 mi. SW St. Kitts
Basseterre Library Library / Archive 2.3 mi. SW St. Kitts
Spencer Cameron Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.3 mi. SW St. Kitts
Independence Square Historical Site 2.3 mi. SW St. Kitts
Berkeley Memorial Clock Monument 2.4 mi. SW St. Kitts
The Circus Historical Site 2.4 mi. SW St. Kitts
National Museum Museum 2.4 mi. SW St. Kitts

Cities and Towns

The town of Frigate Bay is close-by and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Visitors will find a pretty good range of booking options to pick from in the area around Conaree Bay. The most accessible of which are listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Conaree Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Rock Haven 1.6 mi. SSE B & B
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino 1.8 mi. SSE Resort
Royal St Kitts Hotel 1.8 mi. SSE Resort
Sugar Bay Club 2.2 mi. S Hotel
Frigate Bay Resort 2.3 mi. S Resort
Bird Rock Beach Hotel 2.3 mi. S Motel
Glimbaro Guest House 2.4 mi. SW Guest house
Timothy Beach Resort 2.5 mi. S Resort
Willett's Vacation Great House -- -- Guest house
Ocean Terrace Inn 3.0 mi. SW Hotel

Food

A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you dine at a local restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into St. Kitts' specialty dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. Marshalls Sky Grill is one of the closest eateries. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Conaree Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Marshalls Sky Grill (869) 466-1004 -- -- 1.3 mi. W
Pynella's Cafe (869) 466-8964 -- -- 1.3 mi. W
The Golf Clubhouse (869) 466-1200 American Informal 1.4 mi. SSE
Blu Seafood Restaurant (869) 466-1200 International Informal 1.8 mi. SSE
Calypso Restaurant (869) 466-1200 American Very Casual 1.8 mi. SSE
La Cucina (869) 466-1200 Italian Fine Dining 1.8 mi. SSE
Pizza Shack (869) 466-1200 American, Italian Very Casual 1.8 mi. SSE
Royal Grille Steakhouse (869) 466-1200 American Fine Dining 1.8 mi. SSE
Bohemia Beach Bar and Grill (869) 466-1200 International Very Casual 1.8 mi. SSE
Café Calypso (869) 466-1200 Eclectic Very Casual 1.8 mi. SSE
Karma Beach Bar (869) 763-4069 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Very Casual 1.9 mi. SSE
Pirates Bar & Grill of the 1600's -- Creole Very Casual 1.9 mi. SW

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on St. Kitts you might like besides Conaree Bay.

You may also enjoy Half Moon Bay, which is located less than a mile away.

Perhaps Conaree Bay is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions on St. Kitts you might like.

 

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