Turtle Beach

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On the southeastern tip of St. Kitts's peninsula you'll find the quiet Turtle Beach, which you'll often have nearly all to yourself, since nearby Cockleshell Bay and Majors Bay take the majority of tourists coming to this part of the island. Its peaceful ambiance and breathtaking views, however, make it more than worth visiting. There is a highly recommended restaurant on the beach as well.

Located in Saint George Basseterre Parish, in the same general area as St. Kitts, Turtle Beach is on the South East coast of St. Kitts. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Travelers who make a stop at this beach will enjoy escaping the buzz of city life without sacrificing the chance to meet new people.

How to Access The Beach

Take the main road (the only road) that winds southeast down the peninsula. After curving around Great Salt Pond, there is a fork in the road. Take a left, then take your first left after that. This will take you to The Beach House restaurant, and to the beach itself.

Amenities and Ambiance

Turtle Beach is a quiet public beach on Mosquito Bay. Mosquito Bay is one of three major bays on the channel between St. Kitts and nearby Nevis, but because it is on the Atlantic side, the waters can be much rougher than that of neighboring bays. There are many opportunities to see the abundant wildlife on this part of the island, including turtles (as the name implies), hermit crabs, and even monkeys in the interior. In the winter, you may have the chance to spot few dolphins or whales.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Found on the South East coast of St. Kitts; the area is home to other attractions such as Royal St. Kitts Casino, which is five and a half miles to the northwest of this spot.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting National Museum. This museum is located seven and a half miles away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Turtle Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Royal St. Kitts Casino Casino 5.4 NW St. Kitts
Royal St. Kitts Golf Club Golf Course 5.5 NW St. Kitts
Royal Beach Casino Casino 5.5 NW St. Kitts
Mapau Casino Casino 7.4 NW St. Kitts
Basseterre Courthouse Historical Site 7.5 NW St. Kitts

Cities and Towns

Frigate Bay is nearby and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on time of day, season, and how full the nearby hotels are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of lodgings a car ride away. Some of the closest choices are displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Turtle Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Timothy Beach Resort 5.0 NW Resort
Sugar Bay Club 5.2 NW Hotel
Frigate Bay Resort 5.4 NW Resort


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is The Beach House. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and Creole cuisines. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's only a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Turtle Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Beach House (869) 469-5299 Caribbean, Creole, Eclectic Fine Dining 0.1 mi. N
Turtle Beach Bar and Grill (869) 469-9086 International -- 0.2 mi. SW
Reggae Beach Bar & Grill (869) 762-5050 Caribbean -- 0.5 mi. SW
Spice Mill Restaurant (869) 469-6455 Caribbean Fine Dining -- --
Lion Rock Beach Bar & Grill -- -- -- 0.6 mi. SW
The Pavilion Beach Club (869) 465-8304 Caribbean Fine Dining -- --
SALT Plage (869) 466-8738 Caribbean Very Casual 2.2 mi. NW
Ship Wreck Bar & Grill (869) 764-7200 International Very Casual 3.9 mi. NW
Carambola Beach Club (869) 465-9090 ext. 9 -- -- 4.1 mi. NW
The Godfather Restaurant & Shisha Bar (869) 466-1940 -- -- 4.2 mi. NW
Mongoose Bar And Grill -- -- -- 4.4 mi. NW
Shiggity Shack Restaurant (869) 465-0673 Caribbean Very Casual 5.0 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Turtle Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit on St. Kitts.

Another location you may want to try is South Friar's Bay, located reasonably close-by, so a short cab ride will get you here pretty easily. Gorgeous beaches and two very different oceans comprise Friar's Bay, where travelers can find their perfect vacation.

St. Kitts has so much to offer, so visiting Turtle Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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