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.

Situated in the southeastern part of Saint George Basseterre Parish, near St. Kitts, Turtle Beach is on the South East coast of St. Kitts. You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying very close. Families and groups of friends who decide to check out this beach will enjoy escaping the buzz of city life without missing an opportunity 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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South East coast of St. Kitts. Royal St. Kitts Golf Club is a quick cab ride's distance, and it is one of the attractions in the region.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to National Museum, a lovely museum found seven and a half miles to the northwest, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available on St. Kitts. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Turtle Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
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
Basseterre Library Library / Archive 7.5 NW St. Kitts

Cities and Towns

Frigate Bay is nearby and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


How many other people you encounter at Turtle Beach will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The area is not home to many major hotels, but you may see guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Vacationers will find a fairly wide range of hotels to pick from close to Turtle Beach. The closest of which can be viewed below.

Accommodations near Turtle Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Park Hyatt St. Kitts 0.8 SW Hotel
Timothy Beach Resort 5.0 NW Resort
Sugar Bay Club 5.2 NW Hotel


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest restaurants is Reggae Beach Bar & Grill. The restaurant serves delicious Caribbean food. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's only a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Turtle Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Reggae Beach Bar & Grill (869) 762-5050 Caribbean -- 0.4 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
Mr. X's Shiggity Shack Restaurant (869) 465-0673 Caribbean Very Casual 5.0 mi. NW
Sunset Cafe (869) 465-8597 Caribbean, Continental Very Casual 5.0 mi. NW
Boozie's on the Beach (869) 466-8921 American Very Casual 5.0 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on St. Kitts besides Turtle Beach.

Another option worth considering is South Friar's Bay, located four miles to the northwest. Gorgeous beaches and two very different oceans comprise Friar's Bay, where travelers can find their perfect vacation.

There are countless experiences to enjoy on St. Kitts, and dropping by Turtle Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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