Pump Bay

The beach at Pump Bay is visited mainly by residents of Sandy Point, Fig Tree and La Valle. Located away from the tourist areas, you'll likely find plenty of peace and quiet here. There are no facilities or refreshment areas right on the beach, so pack a picnic if you're planning to spend the afternoon here.

Located in the western part of Saint Anne Sandy Point Parish, near Sandy Point Town, Pump Bay is on the North West coast of St. Kitts. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Those of you who might prefer a beach that's a little less crowded, but still fun and active, might enjoy stopping by Pump Bay for a few hours. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it's not totally devoid of people either.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is about 10 miles west of Basseterre. From Basseterre, take Cayon St west along the coast. As you go through Shady Point Town, the main road will come to a split. Tale it left toward Fig Tree, and from there you can walk a short distance to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

The sand is a distinctive grey / black color, and firm enough close to the water to make for good beach walking. Behind the beach is lush vegetation where coconut and palm trees sway in the gentle ocean breeze. Expansive ocean views and interesting rock formations are additional highlights.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you choose coasts that offer those who visit a quiet experience, then maybe head on over to Pump Bay; it is located in a much quieter sector of St. Kitts.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Pump Bay on the North West coast of St. Kitts. It is near Sandy Point National Marine Park, which is one of a few local attractions.

If you're intrigued by St. Kitts' history, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. The nearest historical attraction is Fort Charles, which is one of the closest locations with historical significance in the area surrounding Pump Bay.

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

Activities and Attractions Near Pump Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Sandy Point National Marine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.1 S St. Kitts
Fort Charles Historical Site 1.6 SE St. Kitts
Brimstone Hill Fortress Historical Site 2.2 SE St. Kitts
Community Center Convention, Conference and Meeting Space Center 2.8 NE St. Kitts
Sky Safari Zip Line Site 4.8 SE St. Kitts

Cities and Towns

Pump Bay is near Dieppe Bay Town, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Dieppe Bay Town is the closest town to Pump Bay. It is a fairly rural area, but it will be a nice day out for guests hoping to get a taste of the local scene.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

While there aren't many hotels within a several miles, the ones found closest to the shore have been listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Pump Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Belle Mont Farm -- -- Hotel
Ottley's Plantation Inn -- -- Resort
Willett's Vacation Great House -- -- Guest house
Ocean Terrace Inn 10.0 mi. SE Hotel


Though this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you are prepared to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest restaurants is King Snack, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Pump Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
King Snack (869) 466-1886 -- -- -- --
The Kitchen (869) 465-7388 Caribbean, Vegetarian -- -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of St. Kitts, so Pump Bay is not your only option.

You may also want to consider Conaree Bay, another great beach choice on St. Kitts. Body surfers will find the challenging Atlantic waters off the coast of Conaree Bay to be just what they're looking for.

There are countless experiences to enjoy on St. Kitts, and Pump Bay offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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