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.

Set in Saint Anne Sandy Point Parish, in the same vicinity as Sandy Point Town, Pump Bay is on the North West edge of St. Kitts. You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying very close. The area surrounding the beach is not overly populated, however, that doesn't mean you won't find things to do here.

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, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

If you tend to enjoy coasts that provide an angelic experience, then a good choice for you is Pump Bay; it's located in a much quieter section of St. Kitts.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North West coast of St. Kitts. It is near some interesting sites like Sandy Point National Marine Park, which is among the attractions in the vicinity.

Historical attractions like Fort Charles offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Pump Bay, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about St. Kitts, without having to venture too far from the coast.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, 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
Beaumont Park Race Track Horse and Dog Racetrack 4.0 NE St. Kitts

Cities and Towns

The closest city to Pump Bay is Dieppe Bay Town, which is a fairly rural area, but it will be a pleasant day trip for those wishing to get a better feel for the area.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may see guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

While there aren't many hotels within driving distance, the ones found closest to the shore have been listed in the following table.

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


Although this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you're prepared to drive a bit. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is King Snack, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Pump Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
King Snack (869) 466-1886 -- -- -- --
The Kitchen (869) 465-7388 Caribbean, Vegetarian -- -- --
The Golden Lemon (869) 465-7260 American, Caribbean, Continental Fine Dining -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach on St. Kitts will have lots of options besides Pump Bay.

You may also want to consider Conaree Bay, which is an additional nearby St. Kitts destination. Body surfers will find the challenging Atlantic waters off the coast of Conaree Bay to be just what they're looking for.

While St. Kitts has many alluring attractions, Pump Bay is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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