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Pinney's Beach picture in St. Kitts & Nevis
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On Nevis' west edge, north of Charlestown, lies one of the most talked about beaches of the two islands. The smooth saffron-colored sands of Pinney's often grace the glossy pages of travel publications, and to most travelers, the beach lives up to its hype. There are several beach snack shacks nearby and ample parking as well. 

Other visitors, however, note that Pinney's is a little more rustic than they'd anticipated. You shouldn't be surprised to see one or two pelicans fishing offshore, or run into water that's more muddy than clear on some days. Just remember Pinney's is the longest beach on Nevis – approximately 4 miles – so if you don't like the view in front of you, just move a few paces down to less polluted sands and more translucent water. Some visitors also warn that it can get crowded when cruise ships are in town.

Pinney's is a public beach open 24/7, so spread your towel out and plan on staying awhile. There are vendors on-site that rent beach chairs and umbrellas, and can organize water sports activities.

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