Willets Bay

Willets Bay is a beach on the northeast coast of St. Kitts with rough surf that makes it much more suitable for watersports than for swimming.

Located on the northwestern part of Saint Pauls Parish, 0.4 miles northwest of Heldens, Willets Bay is on the North West coast of St. Kitts. You might want even if you aren't staying particularly close by. When you need to spend the afternoon away from tourist-filled hotspots, you should venture a little farther from the city, and a little closer to Willets Bay.

How to Access The Beach
Located on the northwest coast of St. Kitts, Willets Bay is located in the parish of St. Paul.

Amenities and Ambiance

Willets Bay features stunning black sands and deep, dark blue waters. The waves crashing ashore coupled with the darkness of the area may appear ominous to some.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Willets Bay offers a calm and tranquil haven, due to the fact that the surrounding region contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the North West coast of St. Kitts; the area is home to other attractions such as Community Center, which is only a short distance away, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

If you're interested in combining a little culture with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting National Museum, a lovely museum found 11 miles to the southeast, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

If a visit to the Willets Bay isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Willets Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Community Center Convention, Conference and Meeting Space Center 0.5 S St. Kitts
Sandy Point National Marine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 4.2 S St. Kitts
Fort Charles Historical Site 4.2 S St. Kitts
Brimstone Hill Fortress Historical Site 4.4 S St. Kitts
Wingfield Estate Historical Site 6.3 SSE St. Kitts

Cities and Towns

Willets Bay is very close to Dieppe Bay Town, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Dieppe Bay Town is the closest town to Willets Bay. It is not heavily urbanized, though it will be a nice day out for those wanting to get a taste of local life. From Willets Bay, Dieppe Bay Town is just up the road, about a mile and a half (three kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's often visited by guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.


Although you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you're prepared to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest restaurants is The Kitchen, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table lists restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Willets Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Kitchen (869) 465-7388 Caribbean, Vegetarian -- 1.6 mi. SSE
King Snack (869) 466-1886 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Willets Bay doesn't suit their tastes.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Frigate Bay North, found within cab range of the beach. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might find that White House Bay is just right.

You might also want to visit Pump Bay, one of the many great St. Kitts beach sites.

St. Kitts has a lot to offer its visitors, but taking a swim at Willets Bay is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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