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 Saint Anne Sandy Point Parish, fairly close to Sandy Point Town, Pump Bay is on the North West coast of St. Kitts. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. You will usually find plenty of beach space once you hit the sand, as the beach and its surrounding region is not overly populated.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

If you usually go for sunny days that offer an idyllic place to escape, then maybe head on over to Pump Bay; it's tucked away in a more rural sector of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will 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 one of a few area's attractions.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting National Museum. It's located relatively close to Pump Bay, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

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 2.3 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 walking the city is a definite option. Dieppe Bay Town is the closest town to Pump Bay. It is not heavily urbanized, though it will be a nice day out for those who want to see more of the area.

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may encounter guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Though you'll find very few hotels close-by, the ones found nearest to the water are shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Pump Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Belle Mont Farm 2.5 mi. NE Hotel
Ocean Terrace Inn 10.0 mi. SE Hotel

Food

While you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you're willing to venture a little farther away. One of the closest places to eat is The Kitchen, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

A few nearby dining options are listed below.

Restaurants near Pump Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
The Kitchen (869) 465-7388 Caribbean, Vegetarian 2.5 mi. NE St. Kitts

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches on St. Kitts besides Pump Bay worth visiting.

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

Maybe Pump Bay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.

 

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