The locals will tell you that the best beaches on Nevis are on the northern and western shores. But all the beaches are well-cared-for, public and free. And because they are never crowded, you might have an entire beach to yourself.
Probably the most famous and most popular beach on Nevis, Pinney’s Beach runs for about three miles and can be found on the outskirts of the capital, Charlestown. Choose to relax on the sand or enjoy a refreshing drink at one of the rustic beach bars or nearby Four Seasons Resort.
Located in Charlestown, Gallows Bay is wide, sandy and scenic but it’s probably more popular with fishermen than sun worshippers.
Close to Pinney’s Beach, this sandy location attracts visitors and locals alike - always a good sign. An ideal spot to relax, meet friends and swim in the inviting water.
A tranquil bay with a big sandy beach and excellent views. Soak up the sun or find a shady spot. You’ll find Cades Bay just outside Charlestown.
Oualie Beach is on the northwest tip of Nevis. The sea gently laps this beautiful stretch of sand which makes it a perfect spot for swimmers, families and those who like activities on the beach. It’s also famous for its wonderful sunset views of St Kitts across the water.
Virtually hidden from the road, this beach is on the north side of the island. It’s well named as it’s a secluded spot virtually guaranteed to provide visitors with privacy. A perfect place for a picnic or an afternoon swim.
On the northern side of the island, this beach gets its name from the nearby village of Newcastle. It’s mostly covered with soft, yellow sand and is a nice spot to relax. It’s also a great place to visit on a Saturday and enjoy the atmosphere as the fishermen sell their fresh catches that day.
Situated on the north coast, Nisbet Beach is well maintained and surrounded by palm trees. It’s largely frequented by guests at Nisbet Beach Resort Hotel but everyone is welcome. Its gentle ocean breezes make it a popular place to spend a relaxing day.
Not far from the Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Herbert’s Beach is renowned for its many reefs teeming with spectacular marine life. Naturally this makes it a magnet for snorkellers. The beach is close to where the Atlantic Ocean begins on the windward side of the island.
Long Haul Bay
Unusually for Nevis, this is a mostly rocky beach with only a small amount of sand. It’s a quiet beach but its terrain perhaps makes other beaches more popular for swimming and relaxing.