White House Bay

There are a number of reasons to snorkel at White House Bay, including sunken ships and a large number of reefs. There's a small boat anchorage, making it a popular destination with boaters, who usually anchor here simply to enjoy the stunning views of the dramatic coastline. On shore, there are no facilities, but the seclusion is delightful.

Set in Christophe Harbour, White House Bay is on the South East coast of St. Kitts. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying nearby. This beach is not just another pleasant piece of the coast, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches on St. Kitts. While White House Bay may be a little farther away, it's the best place to take an undisturbed nap on the sand.

How to Access The Beach
From the Simmonds Hwy, a dirt road, located just before the you begin to make the big left turn around Great Salt Pond, takes you down a hill to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Snorkelers frequent White House Bay on St. Kitts' southeastern peninsula more often than beachgoers. The shores are rocky, so even swimming isn't particularly popular. Snorkelers will be able to explore a sunken tugboat, the reefs which surround it, as well as the newly-discovered 1740s British troop ship.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to order some food from one of the local vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you're looking to see some exciting marine life. Yachtsmen and travelers on small boats can anchor here and enjoy the beautiful views.

White House Bay grants an angelic and tranquil experience, especially since the location that surrounds the beach is more rural than urban.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the South East coast of St. Kitts. Royal St. Kitts Golf Club is one of the favorite destinations in the area.

If you want more information on the history of St. Kitts, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Basseterre Courthouse, which is one of the closest interesting historical sites in the area surrounding White House Bay.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near White House Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Royal St. Kitts Golf Club Golf Course 3.5 NW St. Kitts
Royal Beach Casino Casino 3.5 NW St. Kitts
Mapau Casino Casino 5.3 NW St. Kitts
Basseterre Courthouse Historical Site 5.4 NW St. Kitts
Basseterre Library Library / Archive 5.4 NW St. Kitts

Cities and Towns

White House Bay is near Frigate Bay, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Frigate Bay is nearby and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the shore, Frigate Bay is not far away, roughly easily reached by taxi.

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at White House Bay will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it can appeal to visitors staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent number of places to stay within a car's reach. A list of the closest choices are seen in the following list.

Accommodations near White House Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Timothy Beach Resort 3.0 mi. NW Resort
Sugar Bay Club 3.2 mi. NW Hotel
Frigate Bay Resort 3.4 mi. NW Resort
Royal St Kitts Hotel 3.5 mi. NW Resort
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino 3.5 mi. NW Resort
Rock Haven -- -- B & B
Bird Rock Beach Hotel 4.0 mi. NW Motel
Glimbaro Guest House -- -- Guest house
Ocean Terrace Inn 5.8 mi. NW Hotel
Willett's Vacation Great House -- -- Guest house

Food

If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is SALT Plage. This restaurant serves delicious Caribbean cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a little ways away.

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

Restaurants near White House Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
SALT Plage (869) 466-8738 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
The Pavilion Beach Club (869) 465-8304 Caribbean Fine Dining -- --
Lion Rock Beach Bar & Grill -- -- -- 1.9 mi. SE
Spice Mill Restaurant (869) 469-6455 Caribbean Fine Dining -- --
Ship Wreck Bar & Grill (869) 764-7200 International Very Casual 2.0 mi. NW
Reggae Beach Bar & Grill (869) 762-5050 Caribbean -- 2.1 mi. SE
Carambola Beach Club (869) 465-9090 ext. 9 -- -- -- --
The Godfather Restaurant & Shisha Bar (869) 466-1940 -- -- 2.2 mi. NW
Mongoose Bar And Grill -- -- -- 2.3 mi. NW
Mr. X's Shiggity Shack Restaurant (869) 465-0673 Caribbean Very Casual 2.9 mi. NW
Sunset Cafe (869) 465-8597 Caribbean, Continental Very Casual 3.0 mi. NW
Boozie's on the Beach (869) 466-8921 American Very Casual 3.0 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on St. Kitts besides White House Bay.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Frigate Bay North, which also offers sufficient peace and tranquility. On the other hand, Great Salt Pond could provide more action, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby.

Another location you may want to try is Turtle Beach, which is close-by and another fun spot on St. Kitts.

White House Bay could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions on St. Kitts you might like.

 

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